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WWF India, Apollo Hospitals Extend Medical Cover to Forest Guards, Local Communities

WWF India and Apollo Hospitals will extend medical coverage to forest guards, local communities for one more year. (Photo: PR Agency)

WWF India and Apollo Hospitals Foundation hasve extended their year-long partnership to provide medical support to forest department frontline staff and local communities across the conservation landscapes in which WWF-India operates. While frontline staff have to brave difficult terrain, harsh weather conditions, wildlife and poachers in their daily lives, forest-fringe communities are also faced with issues of human-wildlife conflict, and ...

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Odisha giant Croc Skeleton to be preserved: Forest Officials

Orissa wildlife authorities have decided to ptoreserve the skeletal remains of a giant male crocodile measuring 18.5ft in Bhitarkanika. The skeleton was found near a creek of the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district of Orissa last month raising curiosity among the people and authorities have decided to move it to the interpretation centre of the museum of the park. ...

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Native Sri Lankan flying snake now sighted in Andhra forests

A flying snake, almost extinct and native only to Sri Lanka, has been sighted in Andhra Pradesh’s Seshachalam forests, forest officials and researchers said, noting that it was the first time that Chrysopelea taprobanica has been sighted outside the island nation. The species, known to be found in dry zone lowlands and parts of the intermediate climatic zones in Sri ...

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