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Magnificent in yellow beaks
K. PRADEEP
The Hindu , Monday, April 28, 2014

A concerted Hornbill conservation programme in Kerala has given the bird a new lease of life They are magnificent, and look awkwardly huge with their oversized beaks. But Hornbills are beautiful with ...More


Anti-poaching staff may get their due finally
A Subramani
The Times of India , Monday, April 28, 2014

CHENNAI: They are eyes and ears of the forest department, as they comb core jungles on foot. Anti-poaching watchers, who are engaged casually in hundreds, spend years without any regular pay, becaus ...More


Madras high court orders regularization of ant-poaching watcher jobs
A Subramani
The Times of India , Monday, April 28, 2014

CHENNAI: They are the eyes and ears of the forest department, as they comb core jungles on foot. Anti-poaching watchers, who are engaged 'casually' in hundreds, spend years without any regular pay, ...More


Where the Wild Things Are
Tarsh Thekaekara
The Indian Express , Sunday, April 27, 2014

I didn’t believe it when I first saw the headlines, as tiger numbers are prone to exaggeration. But the most accurate method of estimating tigers — camera traps and the capture-mark-recapture method — ...More


Kenya to use drones to save elephants, rhinos
IANS
The Hindu , Saturday, April 26, 2014

In a bid to monitor and stop poaching of elephants and rhinos in all its 52 national parks and reserves, Kenya’s wildlife authorities have decided to deploy drones, the Guardian reported on Friday. ...More


Snow leopards are in 'real danger': WWF
PTI
The Times of India , Saturday, April 26, 2014

NEW DELHI: The strikingly beautiful snow leopards are in "real danger" and there was need to observe, study and develop ways to conserve this rare and endangered species as only 400-700 of the world ...More


Did forest department pass off two tiger killings as one?
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Thursday, April 24, 2014

NAGPUR: On May 18, 2012, forest department officials said they found a tiger in Borda near Chandrapur butchered into 11 pieces. Three months later, in September, Durgapur police arrested four local po ...More


Not Enough Officials to Man Satkosia Tiger Reserve
The New Indian Express , Thursday, April 24, 2014

At a time when animals in Satkosia face poaching threat, there are not enough officials in the Satkosia wildlife division to protect them. The area, declared as Satkosia tiger reserve in 2007, compri ...More


No migratory birds in sanctuary due to severe drought
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, April 24, 2014

Visited by thousands of migratory birds each year, nearby Vellode Birds Sanctuary today wears a deserted look as severe drought in the district has led to no water flow to Periyakulam tank, over whi ...More


Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa
AP
Business Standard , Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding several dozen rhino horns worth a fortune on the ...More


Forest Dept Finds Ally in Tribals to Fight Poachers
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tribal villages around the core area of Similipal Tiger Reserve have come forward to join hands with the State Forest department in its fight against poaching and timber smuggling in the National park ...More


Tiger deaths unusually high in Wayanad
Jose Kurian
Deccan Chronicle , Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kozhikode: Around 20 tigers have died in the jungles of Wayanad district in the 10 years since 2004 from various causes, including age related ailments, according to the data of the forest department. ...More


People for Animals rescues 17 spotted doves
K Sarojkumar Sharma
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 22, 2014

IMPHAL: Intensifying its drive against poaching in Manipur, People for Animals (PFA), Thoubal, rescued at least 17 spotted doves from three poachers in Imphal East district. The three poachers were ar ...More


Rhino carcass found in Jaldapara
Pinak Priya Bhattacharya
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JALPAIGURI: A rhino carcass was found in Jaldapara National Park on Sunday which had its horn missing. Though autopsy revealed that the adult male had died in a fight with another rhino around five ...More


Probe urged over missing Thai environment activist
AP
Businesss Standard , Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Relatives and human rights groups urged Thai authorities tomorrow to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help ethnic Karen villagers report illegal activity at ...More


Leopard poaching case in Gorewada forest reopened after 15 years
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Monday, April 21, 2014

NAGPUR: A leopard poached in Gorewada forest has come to haunt the forest department after 15 years! The wildlife wing has decided to reopen the case after ignoring it since 1999. In 1999, the fo ...More


Leopard found dead on Manesar golf course
Rao Jaswant Singh
The Times of India , Saturday, April 19, 2014

GURGAON: The lifeless body of a female leopard with serious injuries was found on the golf course of a luxury resort on the foothills of the Aravallis in Manesar earlier this week. The forest depart ...More


Bail plea of global tiger skin trader Chacha rejected again
Vijay Pinarkar
The Times of India , Saturday, April 19, 2014

NAGPUR: In a big relief to the beleaguered forest department, the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) AY Borkar on Thursday rejected the bail application of biggest international tiger skin and b ...More


State Govt plea before NGT on traffic movement
The Assam Tribune , Saturday, April 19, 2014

GUWAHATI, April 18 – The Assam government has pleaded before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that instead of imposing a blanket ban on movement of vehicles in the Kaziranga National park (KNP) stret ...More


Dhara village is poachers’ refuge?
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Saturday, April 19, 2014

DEHRADUN: Banshi, a poacher, was nabbed near Kalagarh by the forest department. Knives and steel traps that he used to trap and kill tigers were also recovered. The accused had arrived from Dhara vi ...More


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