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Bharatpur Trip 2020

Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur is a haven for palaearctic migratory waterfowl birds and birders alike. With over 350 species in the 4 km long sanctuary, including rarities like the Siberian rubythroat, steppe eagle, and eastern imperial eagle, the sanctuary is a must for birders. It is so rich in avian diversity that many …

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Botswana auctions license to hunt 270 elephants in 2020

Botswana, the country with the most elephants in the world (approx. 15,000 individuals) has decided to auction licenses for killing 270 elephants on Friday, 7th February, 2020, in packages of 10 each. 7 packages were sold on Friday, and hunters were allowed to kill 10 elephants each in ‘controlled hunting areas’ President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s predecessor …

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Jharkhand Puts Off Building Airport To Protect an Elephant Corridor

Jharkhand, a state in India, put off plans of constructing an airport in a bid to protect a crucial elephant corridor. The to-be constructed Dhalbhumgarh airport needed nearly 1.1 square km of land from forests in Jharkhand that serve as corridors for elephants migrating to and from Jharkhand and the neighbouring state of West Bengal.  …

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Under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Amazon logging soars

As the Amazon rainforests rage, let’s take a look at what is going in Brazil, both politically and environmentally, which holds the largest part of the Amazon. Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro, elected on 7 October 2018, was welcomed by a huge crowd, which danced and celebrated after the election results were announced. But soon, most …

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Nearly 80,000 birds die at Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake

Find out what happened at India‚Äôs largest saltwater lake. On November 7th, 2019, Sambhar lake in the Indian state of Rajasthan witnessed the death of nearly 40 demoiselle cranes. A few days later on November 30th, 2019, the lake witnessed the death of more than 8000 migratory birds including shovelers, stilts, snipes, pintails, avocets, and …

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