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More danger from man-leopard conflicts than with tigers
Neha Shukla,
The Times of India , Monday, February 24, 2014

LUCKNOW: A leopard is several times more prone to stray than a tiger. Blame it on the animal's adaptive nature and its constant conflict with the 'superior' carnivore, the tiger and that is the reason ...More


Govt ropes in agency to study jumbo habitat
The Times of India , Monday, February 24, 2014

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Saturday roped in a private agency to conduct a "carrying capacity" study of elephants to ensure a sustainable habitat for the jumbos, sources said. The governm ...More


Stung by tiger poaching, Special Tiger Protection Force proposed for Melghat
The Times of India , Monday, February 24, 2014

NAGPUR: In bid to check menace of poaching and provide better protection, the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), which turned 40 last year, has proposed setting up of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) ...More


The mighty lions of Gir
Sanjay Austa
Deccan Herald , Sunday, February 23, 2014

You can question other aspects of Gujarats development model, but you have to hand it to Narendra Modi for developing the super smooth highways. All Gujaratis are proud of their highways. And I can v ...More


'Government apathy leading to flamingo poaching'
The Times of India , Friday, February 21, 2014

NAVI MUMBAI: Environmentalists and bird lovers have reacted sharply to reports of flamingo poaching in Uran. "The state government has not done much to protect these winter migrants and their natura ...More


CB Forms SIT to Probe Elephant Poaching
The New Indian Express , Friday, February 21, 2014

The Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha Police on Thursday took over the investigation into recent elephant poachings in Sambalpur district and constituted a seven-member special investigation team (SIT). Th ...More


South African safari: more than the ‘big five’
Sneha Mahale
Hindustan Times , Friday, February 21, 2014

"I we can’t save our iconic animals, what chance do the other species have?” It is this question, posed during breakfast by Dr William Fowlds — an affable wildlife veterinarian living in the Eas ...More


Leopard carcass found near Yavatmal
The Times of India , Friday, February 21, 2014

YAVATMAL: A five-year-old leopard was found lying dead in the forest area of Lasina village, some 12km from the city, on Wednesday evening. It was noticed by cowherd Suryabhan Kumbhekar, who informed ...More


Leopard skin seizure exposes interstate links
The Times of India , Friday, February 21, 2014

NAGPUR: Gondia forest officials have seized a leopard skin and exposed an interstate gang of wildlife criminals after arresting four persons - two from Bahela in Lanji near Balaghat and two others fro ...More


Flamingos hunted for meat in Navi Mumbai’s mudflats
Vijay Singh
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 20, 2014

NHAVA SHEVA: Broken beaks, feathers and bones have been found on the outskirts of Phunde village in Uran taluka, about 25km from Vashi, raising fears of poaching of flamingos which migrate to the near ...More


State Govt to Undertake Study on Elephant Load Capacity
The New Indian Express , Thursday, February 20, 2014

The growing man-elephant conflict and rising incidence of poaching has prompted the Odisha Government to take up a carrying capacity study of the jumbos in the State. The Wildlife Wing of the State is ...More


Shrinking Satkosia reserve area sparks row
The Pioneer , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha is in the midst of a controversy once again following the recent State Government decision to reduce 159 sq km from the Sanctuary. Earlier, it had kicked off dust ...More


MP minister's kin linked to poaching
P Naveen
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 19, 2014

BHOPAL: Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) officers have received on Monday a 'positive' ballistic report of a 12 bore rifle seized from a gang of poachers accompanied by nephew of state animal husbandry minis ...More


Chhattisgarh's state bird Bastar Hill Mynah back from the brink
Rashmi Drolia,
The Times of India , Monday, February 17, 2014

RAIPUR: There is some good news for bird enthusiasts. Chhattisgarh's state bird, Bastar Hill Mynah, was on the verge of extinction — now, its flock is increasing. A group of 150 whistling birds were ...More


dna edit: Preying on animals
DNA , Monday, February 17, 2014

Shrinking habitats and poaching continue to thwart efforts at wildlife conservation, even as the government fails to show resolve in protecting the country’s biodiversity. It is depressing but true ...More


Enter the tiger: how Panna got its stripes back
Shreya Sethuraman
Hindustan Times , Monday, February 17, 2014

She puts one paw on the edge of the cage, then takes it back in. She pauses and peeps out, looking to her right and to her left, growling as she tries to gauge her surroundings. She’s hedging; you w ...More


Slashing Satkosia Area Sparks Resentment
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 17, 2014

The Odisha Government’s move to reduce 159 sq km from Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary has sparked off strong reactions with an environment organisation demanding withdrawal of the decision of State Boa ...More


Rhinos being killed with alarming frequency in Assam
The Times of India , Monday, February 17, 2014

GUWAHATI: The killing of seven rhinos in the state within a span of a month-and-a-half has proved once again that poachers can still strike the one-horned pachyderm at will and almost with impunity. ...More


Assam plan to save rhinos by dehorning stirs debate
Anup Sharma
The Pioneer , Saturday, February 15, 2014

With the Assam Government mulling a proposal to dehorn some of the famous one-horned rhinos, several civil society organisations as well as conservation groups in the State has opposed the move. Fail ...More


Assam to dehorn rhinos to save them
Prasanta Mazumdar
DNA , Friday, February 14, 2014

The rhinos face a threat to their lives for their horn. So, the forest department in Assam is now mulling over the idea of dehorning the animal to save it from poachers. For years, scores of rhinos h ...More


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