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Alarming! In 5 months, 2 Bustards poached,1 dies of severe injury
Bhaskar , Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jaipur: The state bird of Rajasthan, Great Indian Bustard (GIB), is an endangered bird, which is on the verge of extinction, even in its home state. In the last five months, two reports of bustard ...More


Clarion call to save birds
Deepthi Chimalakonda
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Poaching The World Migratory Bird Day, which was observed on May 11, has brought the focus back on the issue of bird poaching. Many migratory birds and resident species are killed for meat every year. ...More


Compounding a wild problem
Rahul V Pisharody
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In the last nine months alone, the Anti Poaching wing of the AP Forest Department have collected a sum of over Rs 5 lakh through a compound fee from the Hyderabad-Rangareddy districts alone. Compound ...More


Fisheries department to net poachers
Ateeq Shaikh
DNA , Monday, May 13, 2013

The Maharashtra fisheries department is to be empowered shortly to act against fishermen who are found to be violating the ban on catching fish listed as protected species. Till now, the powers to ...More


200 protected birds seized in raids
The New Indian Express , Monday, May 13, 2013

As many as 200 Partridges were seized on Sunday by the anti-poaching squad which raided two places in Rangareddy district and Nalgonda town. Partridge, commonly known as Kanda Pitta in Telugu, is a pr ...More


Fresh tiger bones seized in MP, six held
P Naveen
The Times of India , Saturday, May 11, 2013

BHOPAL: At times when Gujarat is at loggerheads with Madhya Pradesh (MP) over translocation of lions venting worries of its safety from poachers here, comes a fresh evidence of poaching and trading of ...More


Anti-Poaching squad seizes 12 Peafowl from farm house in Hyderabad
T. Lalith Singh
The Hindu , Saturday, May 11, 2013

The forest department officials on Saturday raided a private farm at Kalapathar and rescued 12 peafowl from captivity. The rescued birds, one of which was found to be sick, were shifted to the Nehru Z ...More


Two-year-old leopard found dead
The Times of India , Saturday, May 11, 2013

INDORE: Two-year-old leopard was found dead on Friday in Malpur Village of Alirajpur district. Forest department ruled out any poaching attempt. Post mortem has revealed that the leopard died due to s ...More


Rhino crisis: If they’re gone, they’re gone forever
Richard Benyon
Asian Correspondent , Friday, May 10, 2013

Rhinos, orangutans and tigers are on the brink of extinction. Last year 668 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone, rising from only 13 in 2007. Elephants are also increasingly being hunted and kil ...More


Road mishap kills bear near Navegaon
Vijay Pinjarkar,
The Times of India , Thursday, May 09, 2013

NAGPUR: With National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) reluctant to take wildlife protection measures while widening NH-6, a speeding vehicle knocked dead an adult sloth bear close to Shashikiran hil ...More


Lisu hunting expertise put to use in Namdapha reserve
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 08, 2013

GUWAHATI: For long, the traditional hunting practiced by the Lisu tribe of Arunachal Pradesh in the 1985-sq km Namdapha tiger reserve of the state has been considered a potential threat to wildlife by ...More


Blackbuck poached near Aska forest in Odisha
DNA , Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The three-year-old animal, who was rescued from a college in Odisha, had died on Monday. A female blackbuck with bullet injuries died in a veterinary hospital after it was rescued by forest personnel ...More


Lisu hunting expertise put to use in Namdapha reserve
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

GUWAHATI: For long, the traditional hunting practiced by the Lisu tribe of Arunachal Pradesh in the 1985-sq km Namdapha tiger reserve of the state has been considered a potential threat to wildlife by ...More


Who started the fire?
M R Manjunath
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Come summer, and State’s reserves face the problem of forest fires. Most of these fires are manmade, and are triggered either by vested interests or by accident. The reasons are many, and so are the m ...More


Bijoya takes up rhino poaching issue with Sonia
Kalyan Barooah
The Assam Tribune , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

NEW DELHI, May 6 – Unabated killing of rhinos in Assam could land the State Government in further trouble, with BJP MP Bijoya Chakravarty on Monday directly complaining to Congress president Sonia Gan ...More


Guards injured during encounter with poachers at Kaziranga National Park
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 07, 2013

JORHAT: Two forest guards sustained critical injuries during an encounter with poachers inside Kaziranga National Park, about 250 km from here, on Sunday evening. The duo was rushed to Jakhalabandh ...More


To protect national bird, govt to ban trade of peacock feathers
Chetan Chauhan,
Hindustan Times , Monday, May 06, 2013

Beautiful peacock feather handicraft or embroidery would soon be history with the government deciding to ban the trade of their feathers to protect the national bird, nearly five decades after it got ...More


Efforts on to rid poachers from Similipal forest reserve area
Riyan Ramanath V,
The Times of India , Monday, May 06, 2013

BHUBANESWAR: Wildlife authorities are having a difficult time to restore security in the core area of Similipal tiger reserve in Mayurbhanj district that has remained unguarded following a Naxalite at ...More


Leopardess found killed near Mysore
Lawrence Milton
The Times of India , Sunday, May 05, 2013

MYSORE: A two-year-old leopardess in Mysore appears to be killed and its paws have been removed by miscreants near Hunsur on Sunday. The leopard was found dead at one Puttamma's land near Pakshirajap ...More


Forest dept, cops clueless about poachers
Vimal Bhatia
The Times of India , Saturday, May 04, 2013

JAISALMER: Two days after nine chinkaras were killed near Baytu in Barmer district, the police and forest departments are still clueless about the poachers. Out of the nine chinkaras, eight were femal ...More


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