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From the Orient to the Middle East, a rhino horn's journey (Wildllife Feature)
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, June 30, 2014

As authorities continue to grapple with the deeply entrenched racket of poaching of the famous one-horned rhinoceros in Assam, the demand for its horn in markets abroad refuse to die down. The state ...More


Africa’s vultures in jeopardy after mass poisoning
David Smith
The Hindu , Friday, June 27, 2014

Wildlife poachers in Africa are targeting vultures by poisoning the carcasses of the dead animals they feed upon, causing an unprecedented decline in the birds’ population. Vultures are caught in th ...More


Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction
AP
The Times of India , Friday, June 27, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge. The ...More


Global environmental crime amounts to $213 billion: UN report
Ananda Banerjee
Live Mint , Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Delhi: Globally, environmental crime amounts to $213 billion, according to an assessment report on environment crime. The money helps finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatens ...More


Wildlife crime bankrolling terror, militia groups: UN
AFP
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Global environmental crime is worth up to USD 213 billion a year and helping to finance criminal and terrorist groups threatening security and sustainable development worldwide, according to a report ...More


Slaughter of whale sharks on the rise
K. N. Murali Sankar
The Hindu , Tuesday, June 24, 2014

According to records, in the past 13 months as many as 15 whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have been killed in the Godavari region. In a short span of 13 months, from February 2013, as many as 15 wh ...More


Wildlife body calls for less talk, more action on poaching
AFP
Business Standard , Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A wildlife protection agency has demanded less talk and more action against the poaching of elephants and other animals, saying it was time for the same "frontline" tactics used against human traffi ...More


Tiger sentinels poorly armed to tackle poachers
Pavan M V
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BANDIPUR: Bissegowda (name changed) was pulled out of his bed one night about two years ago. He was part of a six-member team of forest guards and officers told to head straight to Bheeman Bidu, 10k ...More


‘Many tourist attractions in Assam, besides rhino’
The Assam Tribune , Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MIRZA, June 23 – Assam Tourism Minister, Chandan Brahma has said that rhino is one of the most important tourist attractions in the State and has condemned its indiscriminate poaching in the Kaziran ...More


Jumbo bones seized, ‘seller’ held
Chetan R
Bangalore Mirror , Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The forest mobile squad has seized 80 kilograms of elephant bones and arrested a person who was trying to sell them. According to the squad's sleuths, Madhu H B, a 30-year-old resident of Sakles ...More


Slaughter of whale sharks on the rise
K. N. Murali Sankar
The Hindu , Monday, June 23, 2014

According to records, in the past 13 months as many as 15 whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have been killed in the Godavari region. In a short span of 13 months, from February 2013, as many as 15 whal ...More


Women to rhino rescue frontline
The Telegraph , Monday, June 23, 2014

Guwahati, June 22: Cheer up, hulks, these girls will protect you. The Assam government has appointed women as frontline rangers and assistant conservators for the first time, hoping they would replic ...More


Arrival of Avian Guests Cheers Farmers
The New Indian Express , Friday, June 20, 2014

DHENKANAL: The arrival of migratory birds at Sadangi forest has brought cheer among the farmers in the district who believe that it forebodes a good harvest. As a part of their annual journey, Asian O ...More


An ambassador of tigers
K. JESHI
The Hindu , Friday, June 20, 2014

Santhosh. V is on a mission to educate people in Coimbatore about the big cats A pristine river, greenery, a sweet breeze and the call of the koel… it is unforgettable, says Santhosh.V about his expe ...More


Five-year plan ready to save state bird sarus
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, June 20, 2014

LUCKNOW: The first-ever 'total' count of state bird sarus held in 2010 showed it is making a slow comeback to its native state, notching the figure of 12,246 cranes in UP. But after that, conservat ...More


In a first for state, DNA evidence nails tiger poachers
Yogesh Naik
Mumbai Mirror , Thursday, June 19, 2014

Three tiger poachers were convicted on Wednesday, the first time such convictions have been obtained in Maharashtra. State forest secretary Praveen Pardeshi said it was also the first time tiger poach ...More


Tiger poaching: 3 get 5-year jail in ‘fastest’ conviction
Anuradha Mascarenhas , Vivek Deshpande
The Indian Express , Thursday, June 19, 2014

In what is being hailed as the fastest ever conviction in a tiger poaching case, three persons were sentenced to a five year jail term each by Chief Judicial Magistrate Jayant Raje in Amravati Wedne ...More


3 sentenced to 5-yr imprisonment for tiger poaching in Maha
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, June 19, 2014

Three persons were today sentenced to five years' imprisonment in connection with a case of poaching of a tiger in Maharashtra two years ago. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Amravati, Jayant Raje s ...More


Intense Heat Triggers Deer, Wild Boar Invasion of Villages in Odisha
PTI
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, June 18, 2014

KENDRAPARA: As water bodies dry up in the scorching heat this summer, the deer and wild boar at the Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary in Kendrapara district are being forced to foray into human habitati ...More


Intense heat triggers deer, wild boar invasion of villages
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As water bodies dry up in the scorching heat this summer, the deer and wild boar at the Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary in Kendrapara district are being forced to foray into human habitations in sea ...More


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