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5 peacocks found dead in Rajasthan, forest department suspects poaching
Shashank Shekhar
India Today , Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Discovery of five dead peacocks in Bundi district of Rajasthan has ruffled many a feather in the state forest department. On Monday, a day after the hideous incident, senior wildlife officials descend ...More


Did poachers kill more Kerala jumbos? No. Fight with man over space did them in
Dhinesh Kallungal
The New Indian Express , Monday, March 06, 2017

KOCHI: Elephant poaching in Kerala grabbed national headlines a year ago after poachers confessed they had killed around 20 elephants. However, data from the Forest Department reveals there is a bigge ...More


Tiger poaching brings spotlight on vacancies
R. Krishna Kumar
The Hindu , Monday, March 06, 2017

As against the sanctioned posts of 765 range forest officer in State, 188 are vacant The arrest of two persons with tiger skin in Nagarahole on Saturday brings to the fore the growing threat of poach ...More


Now, drones to be used for monitoring tigers
K.S. Sudhi
The Hindu , Sunday, March 05, 2017

Drones will also collect information about poaching activities and forest fires Conservation drones will soon hover over select tiger reserves of the country, marking the beginning of significant tec ...More


Pangolin scales trade rampant in Karnataka
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Sunday, March 05, 2017

BENGALURU: While World Pangolin Day was celebrated this week with a call for total protection of the world’s most traded species, trading of pangolin scales continues unabated in Karnataka. Despit ...More


States unite for crackdown on poaching
VITHIKA SALOMI
DNA India , Sunday, March 05, 2017

Bihar has teamed up with its neighbours — Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Nepal — to check on cross-border poaching and smuggling of wild animals, in the Valmiki-Chitwan-Parsa Tiger Conservation Unit ...More


Tiger poached? Two held, skin recovered
The Hindu , Sunday, March 05, 2017

Dinesh is said to be a habitual offender who He has cases against him for timber smuggling. He has good clout with people in the local haadis, who are under his influence and tend to be hostile toward ...More


On World Wildlife Day, crime bureau encourages students to join movement against illegal trade
DNA India , Saturday, March 04, 2017

Encouraging Mumbaikars not to support illegal trade of wildlife products or wild animals, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) along with Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) organised a session for stu ...More


Leopard found killed in Himachal Pradesh; all four paws hacked
India Today , Thursday, March 02, 2017

In a horrific poaching incident in Himachal Pradesh, outlaws not only hunted down a leopard but also hacked away its four paws. Suspicion is that the paws were sawed off for the nails which fetch sev ...More


How China turned India into a hub for poaching of endangered mammal pangolin
Neeraj Santoshi
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The increasing demand in China for pangolin scales, known for their aphrodisiac and medicinal value, is threatening the existence of the endangered mammals in central India. According to sources, int ...More


In a first, snow leopard sighted in Himachal’s Miyar Valley
IANS
News X , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

In a first, footage of a snow leopard in the wild in Himachal Pradesh’s rugged and fairly inaccessible Miyar Valley has been recorded by a state Forest Department employee. The snow leopard was captu ...More


South Africa rhino poaching dips, stays above 1,000
AFP
Business Student , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Poachers killed 1,054 South African rhinos for their horns in 2016, a 10 percent dip on a year earlier, the environment ministry said today, as officials struggle to quell the slaughter. Black mar ...More


China: Smuggled ivory down by 80 per cent
The Brics Post , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Years of increasingly rigid policies curbing the ivory trade have started to pay off, China’s State Forestry Administration (SFA) said Sunday. “The amount of smuggled ivory tracked down in China fell ...More


South Africa rhino poaching dips, stays above 1,000
AFP
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Poachers killed 1,054 South African rhinos for their horns in 2016, a 10 percent dip on a year earlier, the environment ministry said today, as officials struggle to quell the slaughter. Black mark ...More


Pangolin scales trade still rampant in Karnataka
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BENGALURU: The World Pangolin Day was celebrated this week with a call for total protection of the most traded species in the world. However, trading of pangolin scales continues unabated in Karnatak ...More


Rhino poaching toll in South Africa falls 10 percent in 2016
Rhino, Poaching, Animal Care, Wildlife
Reuters , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The number of rhinos poached for their horns in South Africa fell 10 percent in 2016 to 1,054, the second straight year of decline according to government data released on Monday, but conservationists ...More


Hawk eye on Kaziranga to check poaching
The Sentinel , Monday, February 27, 2017

GUWAHATI, Feb 26: Drones are likely to fly over Kaziranga National Park during the coming monsoon season to enable the authorities to closely monitor movements of poachers inside the park and prevent ...More


One held for hunting wild boar in Sakhali
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, February 27, 2017

BICHOLIM: Forest officials arrested a youth from Tulshimala, Sakhali, for allegedly poaching a wild boar. Sources said Akash Shetyegunned down a wild boar near the Tulshimala forest checkpost on Thur ...More


Hawk eye on Kaziranga to check poaching
The Sentinel , Monday, February 27, 2017

GUWAHATI, Feb 26: Drones are likely to fly over Kaziranga National Park during the coming monsoon season to enable the authorities to closely monitor movements of poachers inside the park and prevent ...More


One held for hunting wild boar in Sakhali
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, February 27, 2017

BICHOLIM: Forest officials arrested a youth from Tulshimala, Sakhali, for allegedly poaching a wild boar. Sources said Akash Shetyegunned down a wild boar near the Tulshimala forest checkpost on Th ...More


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