Gibbons in Our Midst: Informing Connectivity Conservation

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Authors Divya Vasudev and Robert J. Fletcher highlight the importance of using data of animal movement to infer connectivity. Below are the highlights of their study appearing in Biological Conservation (Volume 181) in January 2015.

A flash of black in the trees makes me stop. I am not sure if it is the softness of the black that differentiates it from the shadows. Perhaps it was a movement, uncoordinated with the swaying of the branches with the wind. For a … Read More

Meghalaya Forest Officials Catch BSF Men Felling Trees in Baghmara Reserve Forests, Meghalaya

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Meghalaya Forest Department officials have caught BSF men felling Sal trees in the Baghmara reserve forest. A truck belonging to the BSF’s 40th battalion was being used and it was loaded with 1.487 cubic metres of fresh cut Sal trees. A diesel and mud mixture was being used to hide the registration number of the vehicle. The forest department has issued a show cause notice to the BSF constable Dharam Dayal who was leading the team. The BSF Deputy Inspector … Read More

Elephant Electrocuted in Garo Hills, Meghalaya

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A female elephant was electrocuted inside Jadi elephant reserve in South Garo Hills on Monday, according to a delayed report. The incident took place when one of the elephants in a herd while passing through a jhum cultivation came in contact with an electric line resulting in the death, Kamal Medhi of Samrakshan Trust, an environment protection group, said. A similar incident of elephant electrocution took place in the adjoining area of Jadi in December last year.

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