Hispid Hare, Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh

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This image of the globally endangered Hispid Hare (Caprolagus hispidus) may have some conservation significance considering that this is one of the first wild images taken from northern India.

The hispid hare is a lagomorph in the Leporidae family (hares and rabbits). It is identified by its distinctively short ears and, unlike other members of the Leporidae family, short and stout hind legs barely exceeding the length of the forelegs. The animal is rarely seen due to its extremely shy … Read More

Meeting of the State Board for Wildlife, Uttarakhand, March 2013

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A meeting of the State Board for Wildlife, Uttarakhand, was held in Dehradun under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Shri.Vijay Bahuguna on 16th March 2013.

Some of the discussions and decisions are summarized below:

  1. Voluntary relocation got a major boost at this meeting of the State Board, with the CM agreeing to fast track the relocation of Gujjars from Kalagarh Tiger Reserve and Rajaji on a priority basis. The CM was appraised of the plight of the Gujjars, who
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