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Green forum slams rhino horn trimming proposal
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Friday, March 28, 2014

GUWAHATI: The state government's proposal to trim rhino horns to curb poaching has given rise to severe criticism and protest from various quarters. It is feared that instances of poaching might ris ...More


On the dilemma over the rhino horn
Neha Sinha
The Hindu , Friday, March 28, 2014

Intervening to remove a rhino’s horn, in response to a patently illegal activity, may set a dangerous precedent In the luscious wet forests and golden grasslands of Assam, a keratinous debate is ...More


Rhino killed in Assam, 2 poachers shot dead
Samudra Gupta Kashyap
The Indian Express , Thursday, March 27, 2014

Two poachers were shot dead on Wednesday by forest guards during a gun battle at Pobitora wildlife sanctuary after the gang killed an adult female rhino — a second such incident in three days and th ...More


Rhino killed, two poachers gunned down
Prasanta Mazumdar
DNA India , Thursday, March 27, 2014

A full-grown female rhino was shot dead and its horn sawed off by poachers two of who were subsequently gunned down by forest guards in Assam's Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Official sources said the ...More


Kenya to use drones to fight elephant, rhino poachers
Reuters
The Times of India , Thursday, March 27, 2014

NAIROBI: Kenya plans to deploy surveillance drones to help fight elephant and rhino poachers and has introduced stiffer penalties for offenders, officials said on Tuesday. Poaching has risen in re ...More


Rhino shot dead in central Assam
PTI
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A rhino was shot dead and its horn taken away by a gang of poachers, two of whom were killed in an encounter with forest guards in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in central Assam on Wednesday. A gang o ...More


Assam govt to form task force to protect rhinos at Kaziranga
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the Chief Secretary to form a task force to prevent poaching of rhinos at the Kaziranga National Park. The task force will be formed under Additional Dir ...More


Assam mulls pruning rhinos’ horns to curb poaching in Kaziranga
Samudra Gupta Kashyap
The Indian Express , Monday, March 24, 2014

Struggling to save rhinos from poachers who have now equipped themselves with AK-series weapons, the Assam government has come out with an “experimental” idea of trimming horns of the rhinos trans ...More


Poll shadow on rhino protection in Assam
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Monday, March 24, 2014

GUWAHATI: With electioneering for the Lok Sabha election gaining momentum in Assam, wildlife crime experts have warned of poachers stepping up killing of rhinos in the state's protected areas. The exp ...More


Rhino poaching after encounter
The Assam Times , Monday, March 24, 2014

Poachers have killed yet another rhino in Kaziranga to take away its horn. The hornless carcass was found in Kohora range of the national park on Sunday morning. Forest guard spotted the carcass hou ...More


Tusker poached in Bengal's Buxa Tiger Reserve
IANS
The Times of India , Monday, March 24, 2014

KOLKATA: A fully grown elephant was shot dead by alleged poachers in Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, a forest official said here on Sunday. "The carcass of the tus ...More


AASU against dehorning of Pabitora rhinos
The Assam Tribune , Sunday, March 23, 2014

GUWAHATI, March 22 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today opposed the move of the State Government to dehorn the Pabitora rhinos to prevent their poaching. The students’ body also condem ...More


Poll shadow on rhino protection in Assam
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Sunday, March 23, 2014

GUWAHATI: With electioneering for the Lok Sabha election gaining momentum in Assam, wildlife crime experts have warned of poachers stepping up killing of rhinos in the state's protected areas. The exp ...More


Assam sets up panel on rhino horn trimming
The Asian Age , Friday, March 21, 2014

The Assam government has set up a committee to ascertain the feasibility of the trimming horns of translocated and stray rhinoceros in the state. The committee has invited opinion from environmenta ...More


Assam may ‘trim’ rhino horns to curb poaching
Prabin Kalita
The Times of India , Friday, March 21, 2014

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has sought opinion from the people on trimming rhino horns to save them from poachers. This year, poachers have killed 11 rhinos in the state and chopped off their ...More


Tusker found dead, officials rule out poaching
Seema Sharma
The Economic Times , Thursday, March 20, 2014

DEHRADUN: A day after notorious poacher Sansar Chand died of cancer, carcass of a female elephant was found in Kotdwar range of Lansdowne division and that of a leopard near Binsar wildlife sanctuar ...More


“Narikorava rehabilitation will bring down poaching”
P. Oppili
The Hindu , Thursday, March 20, 2014

To bring down wildlife poaching in the State, narikoravas need to be rehabilitated, according to S.R.V. Murthy, Regional Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau , Chennai. Talking to The Hindu ...More


National shooter held for killing blackbuck
Ramendra Singh
The Times of India , Thursday, March 20, 2014

BHOPAL: Bhopal Rifle Club imposed a life ban on national shooter Saad Khan and his accomplice Mohammad Owais a day after they were arrested from a village in Sehore district for poaching a peacock and ...More


Sansar Chand, notorious tiger poacher, dead
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JAIPUR: Wildlife poaching accused Sansar Chand, who was terminally ill, died on Tuesday at SMS hospital. Notorious tiger poacher was facing trial on charges related to killing of several wild cats of ...More


China government owned crafts chain suspends controversial ivory sales
DNA India , Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A state-owned Chinese retail chain has suspended sales of elephant ivory after a series of high-profile seizures of smuggled ivory in Hong Kong and protests by conservation groups drew growing attenti ...More


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