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700 tribals to be recruited to protect forests
M S Vidyanandan
The New Indian Express , Saturday, May 25, 2013

In a rare gesture to win the confidence of the tribal population and to face new threats in forest management, including the presence of terrorists, the State Forest Department will recruit 700 tribal ...More


Rare bearcat found in Assam
The Assam Tribune , Friday, May 24, 2013

Guwahati, May 23 (IANS): A bearcat, a rare species of climbing mammals, was captured in Nagaon district and shifted to a rehabilitation centre, officials said on Wednesday. "The sub-adult male (aroun ...More


Tiger conservation body in state soon to be reality
Alok K N Mishra
The Times of India , Friday, May 24, 2013

RANCHI: The establishment of a Tiger Conservation Foundation, a legal prerequisite under the Wildlife Protection Act, is likely to become a reality soon in Jharkhand during President's rule. The foun ...More


700 tribesmen to guard forests
Ignatius Pereira
The Hindu , Friday, May 24, 2013

The State government has cleared a Forest Department proposal to create 700 posts of tribal watcher to recruit members of forest-dwelling tribes through a special drive. Chief Wildlife Warden V. Gopi ...More


Important conservation duties left to underpaid van sahayaks
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Friday, May 24, 2013

AHMEDABAD: Crucial functions of conservation of endangered wildlife in Gujarat's forests are handled by hundreds of 'van rakshaks' employed by the state. After some infamous lion poaching incidents, t ...More


Now, police stations to tackle wildlife crime
The Times of India , Friday, May 24, 2013

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has decided to set up a police station exclusively to deal with wildlife-related crime in the state. State environment and forest minister Rockybul Hussian said chief ...More


It’s a fight to finish at rhino killing fields of South Africa
J. Srinivasan
The Hindu Business Line , Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 22, 2013: A war is on in the South African bush for what is on the nose of one of the Big 5 — the horn of the rhino. After losing more than a thousand rhinos to poachers in the last three-an ...More


Endangered corals seized
The New Indian Express , Thursday, May 23, 2013

The anti-poaching squad of the Forest department, on Tuesday, seized “hard corals” from Go Goa Aquarium at Pedda Amberpet in Hayatnagar mandal on the outskirts of the city. According to the sleuths, t ...More


Prince Charles calls for war on animal poachers
Fiona Harvey,
The Guardian , Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Prince Charles has warned that criminal gangs are turning to animal poaching, an unprecedented slaughter of species that can only be stopped by waging war on the perpetrators, in the latest of a serie ...More


Dubai seizes 259 smuggled African ivory tusks
Business Standard , Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A shipment of 259 elephant tusks smuggled out of Africa has been seized in the United Arab Emirates, the International Wildlife Fund for Animal Welfare said today. The tusks were discovered at a D ...More


Two poachers arrested for rhino killings in Assam
Business Standard , Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two poachers were arrested over the weekend by forest department officials in Assam's Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary for attempting to poach single-horned rhinoceros. A country-made 303 rifle with a si ...More


Nothing special about STPF for Similipal Tiger Reserve
Siba Mohanty
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Having failed to recruit personnel for the much-hyped Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF), for Simlipal Tiger Reserve (STR) , the State Forest and Environment Department has decided to rope in for ...More


'CBI registered 3 cases against rhino poaching'
The Times of India , Monday, May 20, 2013

GUWAHATI: Union minister of state for environment and forest Jayanthi Natarajan said in Parliament that the CBI has registered three separate cases relating to rhino poaching in Karbi Anglong and Naga ...More


Cleansing CHR of pesticide
T. Nandakumar
The Hindu , Monday, May 20, 2013

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has joined hands with Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) for a project to restore the ecology of the Cardamom Hill Reserve (CHR) in Idukki, a region blight ...More


25 Years of student volunteering
Prema Naraynen
The Times of India , Monday, May 20, 2013

A student volunteer group in the city has now thrived for a quarter of a century. We find out what makes it tick "People call me a founder of the SSTCN, which is okay, but the truth is that the gr ...More


'Camera is also a tool of preservation'
The Times of India , Monday, May 20, 2013

Dinesh Choudhury, a former rogue elephant hunter, talks to Gaurav Das about his decision to drop the gun and take up wildlife photography, Q: Why did you choose to drop the gun and take up the came ...More


Asom Gana Parishad stage protest in Assam over killing of one-horned rhino
News Track India , Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bokahat (Assam), May 19 (ANI): Irate over rampant killings of endangered one-horned rhinoceros Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) staged protests in Assam. Led by former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mah ...More


Asom Gana Parishad stage protest in Assam over killing of one-horned rhino
Business Standard , Sunday, May 19, 2013

Irate over rampant killings of endangered one-horned rhinoceros Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) staged protests in Assam. Led by former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and senior leaders of AGP ...More


Winged visitors to coastal region decline
Sulogna Mehta
The Times of India , Sunday, May 19, 2013

VISAKHAPATNAM: Coastal Andhra Pradesh and the surrounding areas are losing their lure for migratory birds, with the number of avian visitors falling by 20% over the last decade, according to ornitholo ...More


Greens call for united fight to save Mhadei
Rajendra P Kerkar
The Times of India , Saturday, May 18, 2013

KERI: Increasing agriculture, poaching and encroachments are threatening the Mhadei region, spread over 700sq km across Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Activists stress on the need to forget barriers ...More


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