World Sparrow Day 2015
Manas National Park a Unesco World Heritage Site
Pilibhit Wildlife Sanctuary
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World Tiger Day : India home to 70% of world's tigers
July 30, 2015: World Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger
conservation, held every year on 29 July. It is a day to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise
public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
The tiger population in the country is estimated to be around 2,226,
which represents a rise of over 30 percent since the last count in 2010, according to the latest census report released in January.
The total number of tigers was estimated to be around 1,706 in 2010,
after dipping to an alarming 1,411 in 2006, but improved since then, reported PTI.
India is now home to more than 70 percent of the world's tiger population. Releasing the countrywide tiger assessment report for 2014,
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar termed it as a "success story" and noted that while the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India.
India lost 64 tigers for various reasons in 2014, with Tamil Nadu topping the chart with the maximum number of deaths, according to
National Tiger Conservation Authority. Tamil Nadu saw 15 tigers deaths followed by Madhya Pradesh, which witnessed 14 deaths, according to the data on tigernet.nic.in . source: PTI
Snow leopard spotted in the Himalayas
July 10, 2015: Considered as one of the most endangered species on planet snow leopard
was seen for the first time in the icy heights of Kumaon Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state.
According to the Uttarakhand forest department officials camera trap
photograph of the snow leopard was the first evidence of the presence of the species in Kumaon region of Himalayas.
Authorities were reported saying that the latest photograph provided
irrefutable proof of the presence of more than 11 snow leopards in Uttarakhand, considered as one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in
the country straddling the Gangetic plains and the Himalayas.
Leopard numbers across the country down by upto 80%
DEHRADUN, April 24, 2015: Trashing speculation following the spate of recent incidents
of human-leopard conflict which indicated that leopard numbers were on the rise, a study conducted by three wildlife scientists has found that
the leopard population, on the contrary, has declined by a whopping 70-80 per cent over the past 100 years. The study, conducted over four
years by Samrat Mondal of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Krithi K Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Uma Rama Krishnan of
the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), has been sent to wildlife journals for review.