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Dilnaz Boga

  • 'Trapping not a solution to leopard-man conflict'

    The phenomenon of urban carnivores is seen across the world and rural Indians have always lived with wildlife, said biologist Vidya Athreya, at a workshop about the man-animal conflict in and around Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai (SGNP).

    Monday, 15 July 2013 - 7:02pm
  • City life sucks for pachyderms: experts

    After Bijlee, the 58-year-old elephant Bijlee passed away on Sunday morning, veterinarians said that some of the maladies that she suffered from were common causes in the death of privately owned pachyderms. Speaking to dna, Dr Yaduraj Khadpekar, senior vet, Wildlife SOS, Agra, who flew in from...

    Monday, 15 July 2013 - 6:59pm
  • NH-17 widening set to shoo away Karnala birds

    That chirpy twitter of birds and sight of rare winged creatures at Karnala bird sanctuary near Panvel could soon be passé, fear green warriors. Thirty members of a Mumbai-based non-governmental organisation, Watchdog Foundation, on Monday registered a protest with Bombay Natural History Society...

    Wednesday, 10 July 2013 - 11:03am
  • Radiation leak a national secret?

    Union minister hints at radiation leak, scientists and fishermen confirm ecological damage; but no PIL or RTI query has managed to get BARC to release reports on radiation levels around Thane creek.

    Sunday, 7 July 2013 - 7:41am
  • Ailing Bijlee breathes her last; is Laxmi next?

    After weeks of battling for her life, 58-year-old elephant Bijlee breathed her last at around 6am on Sunday, veterinarians who were treating her said. Dr Yaduraj Khadpekar, senior vet from Wildlife SOS (Agra), who was brought to Mumbai 10 days ago to treat Bijlee, said, “She was not showing any...

    Monday, 1 July 2013 - 11:50am
  • Bijlee's days may be numbered, says vet

    Despite 24/7 care, the 58-year-old elephant's condition is fast deteriorating.

    Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 8:10am
  • Govt whip: 2 mahouts flee with elephants

    Fearing that their four elephants would be confiscated by officials, two elephant handlers, who tried to flee but were traced by the police, finally fled. Recently, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) instructed the chief conservator of forests (territorial), Thane, to form a team to assess the...

    Wednesday, 26 June 2013 - 9:50am
  • Government told to form medical team for private elephants

    Last Thursday, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) sent instructions to the chief conservator of forests (territorial), Thane, to form a wildlife veterinarian team of five to assess the health of privately-owned elephants, after ailing elephant Bijlee’s case was highlighted by the media.

    Monday, 24 June 2013 - 10:15am
  • City will creak due to Mahim creek work

    Authorities are blasting rock to increase the depth of the creek

    Tuesday, 18 June 2013 - 12:19am
  • Don't fund Jaitapur, locals urge European banks

    Protesters at the proposed site for a nuclear plant at Jaitapur sent an e-mail to the three main bankers — BNP Paribas, Societe Generale and Credit Agricole in France — on Tuesday, requesting the CEOs not to fund the project. They have intensified their cause to save the environment from effects...

    Friday, 7 June 2013 - 6:47am