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Elephant countries form ‘E-8′ conservation group

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Eight countries with the largest number of elephants met for the first on Tuesday in New Delhi to plot new strategies to protect the animal. “Delegates here represent two-thirds of the world’s wild elephant population,” Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the inaugural gathering of the…

India’s tiger population on the rise for the first time in years

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India, home to most of the world’s wild tigers, on Monday reported a rise in the animal’s numbers for the first time in years, in a rare piece of good news for conservationists. The tiger census found 1,706 of the animals in India last year, compared…