Chinese police investigate Inner Mongolia swan deaths

Image: The 233 tundra swans were found floating on the surface of the lake on 19 October Chinese police are investigating the poisoning of more than 200 swans at a lake in Inner Mongolia. Police said traces of pesticide were found in the swans’ bodies, and that they were likely killed by poachers. The mass…

Bird gone extinct in Assam: Environmentalist

After the Pink-headed Duck and the King Vulture, the magnifient White-bellied Heron (WBH) in Assam is all set to go the Dodo way, Chandan Kumar Duarah reports. The absence or disappearance of the White bellied Heron is a matter of grave concern for conservationists. The bird is on the edge of extinction or may have…

‘Tibet will outlive China with its principles … India gave us political space but doesn’t have comprehensive Tibet policy’

Tibetan activist, writer and poet Tenzin Tsundue was recently arrested during the Brics summit in Goa for protesting against Chinese President Xi Jinping. He jumped in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motorcade with ‘Free Tibet’ posters and ended up spending three nights in Goa’s Sada jail. Tsundue, who has been protesting against the Chinese…

Bhutan blamed for devastation in Manas National Park

Mubina Akhtar                      _____________________________________ The Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve suffered huge loss as flood waters of river Beki inundated 60 per cent of the Park since the last four days. Floodwaters entered the Park breaching the embankment at Panchmile under the Bansbari Range and submerged large areas of National Park on Wednesday night. The…