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Winged visitors flocking to D'Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal’s D'Ering Wildlife Sanctuary regaining its lost glory by the advent of winged visitors

Nov 29, 2022

Several flocks of birds, most of which are migratory from Siberia and Mongolia, were seen in the various water bodies of the Sanctuary from the second week of November 2022.

Assam: Wild animals moving freely in Kaziranga, tourists left in amazement by rare sightings

Nov 01, 2022

The Kaziranga National Park which opened for tourists on October 2 this year, has caught the attention of nature lovers where one wild animal after the other has been making a rare appearance, unperturbed by the presence of humans near their proximity.

White-winged wood duck

Assam’s state bird white-winged wood duck on the verge of extinction

Oct 31, 2022

Only 800 individuals of the white-winged wood duck are thought to be left in the wild, with 450 of them known to exist in India. This species is only found in the northeastern states of India

Manoj Gogoi with the hornbill

Assam man gives new wings to oriental pied hornbill dying in Kaziranga

Oct 24, 2022

A dying Oriental Pied Hornbill is currently preparing to fly into the open sky after getting his life in the hands of nature lover Manoj Gogoi.

Amur Falcons

Manipur’s Tamenglong district welcomes the arrival of Amur Falcons in large numbers

Oct 24, 2022

The group of migratory birds will remain in Manipur and Nagaland till the end of November and fly back to Africa in a non-stop flight covering over 20,000 km, said a forest department official.

Diwali 2022: Birds flee en masse from fireworks in Assam’s Guwahati

Oct 23, 2022

A viral video on October 22, showed fireworks causing severe damage to birds. In Guwahati, hundreds of birds were observed fleeing from a tree

Meghalaya governor BD Mishra

State government committed to prioritize environment conservation efforts: Meghalaya Governor BD Mishra

Oct 10, 2022

Addressing the 70th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Guwahati, the Meghalaya Governor said that nearly 80 percent of the state’s population is dependent on natural resources for sustaining varied forms of agri-based livelihoods. 

Assam Flood

Over 3.1 million people affected in 25 Assam districts, 159 dead

Jul 01, 2022

25 districts are still under flood. 29,80,493 people are still affected by the floods. The number of people who lost their lives in flood-related incidents in the state this year has increased to 159 (141 in Flood & 18 in Landslide).

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Environment journalists welcome disposing of rhino horns but only the real ones!

Aug 26, 2021

Asia Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) welcomes the decision of Assam government’s forest department to dispose the rhino horns which are in the stock of the state treasury to discriminate the message that it does not carry any aphrodisiac quality.