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Predators of wildlife get bolder
Prerna Singh Bindra
The Pioneer , Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We all want the Indian economy to roar, but that roar will die out if its foundations are weak. Growth needs to be inclusive, and ecologically sustainable. These concerns should not be mere words but ...More


Vietnam urged to redouble rhino trade fight at CITES conference
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BANGKOK: Vietnam was urged to do more to fight the illegal trade in rhino horn on Tuesday, which is highly prized in the Southeast Asian nation for its supposed medicinal qualities. The 178-member ...More


State govt flouted norms for irrigation project: UN body
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A conservation body affiliated with the United Nations has claimed that the Maharashtra government has initiated the Rs. 600-crore Sarambala irrigation project in the rich wildlife habitat in Western ...More


Ramnagar among hot spots of tiger poaching: Report
Paritosh Kimothi
The Pioneer , Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Uttarakhand Forest department and State police recently received the Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award at the 16th Conference of Parties (CoP) of the CITES (Convention on International ...More


Horn Please! Rhino on the horizon
MADHULIKA GAUTAMA
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The rhinoceros’ horn fetches a great sum in the international market. The rhino’s survival on this planet is, therefore, threatened. Have you heard of the Rhinoceros Unicornis? It’s a great bulky cre ...More


Delhi a tiger poaching hotspot: Report
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, March 11, 2013

NEW DELHI: Delhi is not close to any of the tiger belts of the country, yet it figures among the five hotspots in India connected to big cat poaching, says a report by a global wildlife trade monitori ...More


Saving the tiger
Live Mint , Monday, March 11, 2013

Protecting India’s wildlife has always been a daunting task. The poachers are always smarter, and our forest bureaucracy a step behind. In spite of huge sums of money and other resources being sunk in ...More


Crocodiles fight it out in cramped Sathanur Park
J Shanmugha Sundaram
The New Indian Express , Monday, March 11, 2013

The decades-old Sathanur Crocodile Park, one of the prime tourist attraction spots in Tiruvannamalai district, is posing a threat to the tourists, forest department personnel and zoo keepers due to in ...More


Calcutta a tiger trade ‘hotspot’
JAYANTA BASU
The Telegraph , Sunday, March 10, 2013

Calcutta is among “five hotspots” for illegal tiger trade and poaching in India, according to a study tabled at an international conference being held in Bangkok on the menace. “Calcutta spans the ed ...More


China’s ivory craze leaves 32,000 elephants dead
Dan Levin
Deccan Herald , Saturday, March 09, 2013

Chinese investors have anointed it “white gold.” Carvers and collectors prefer the term “organic gemstone.” Smugglers, however, use a gruesomely straightforward name for the recently harvested African ...More


Uttarakhand in world’s top 10
Moushumi Basu
The Pioneer , Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Uttarakhand Forest and Police Departments have received a rare honour for their work in combating wildlife crime. The State figured among the 10 recipients across the world to have received the aw ...More


Fire engulfs Chandaka forest
Minati Singha
The Times of India , Thursday, March 07, 2013

BHUBANESWAR: Large tracts of forests have been destroyed in a fire in Chandaka forest division in the past few days. And, there is nobody to extinguish the flames with non-gazetted forest officials on ...More


Two poachers killed in Kaziranga encounter
Anup Sharma
The Pioneer , Thursday, March 07, 2013

Two poachers have been killed by forest forces inside the famed Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam on Wednesday morning. Park Director NK Vasu said that the two poachers were killed during an enc ...More


Increased threat of wildfires this summer
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A failed monsoon, deficient seasonal rain, rising temperatures, depleted water sources, desiccated grasslands and dried undergrowth have raised the spectre of uncontrollable fires in tropical evergree ...More


UNDER FIRE
Sudipta Bhattacharjee
The Telegraph , Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Kaziranga National Park is under siege, with gun-toting poachers killing nine endangered rhinos, the state emblem of Assam, in the first two months of the year. The last fell to bullets on February 28 ...More


Forest wealth being destroyed in Golaghat
The Assam Tribune , Wednesday, March 06, 2013

GOLAGHAT, March 5 – Incidents of killing of animals, cutting of trees and destruction of forest resources are increasing. Poaching has been increasing in Merapani, a sensitive area of the Assam-Nagala ...More


Sunderbans mystery: Tigers getting weaker?
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 05, 2013

KOLKATA: A tigress was captured in the Sunderbans on Monday evening after foresters found some abnormality in its movement. Confirming the news, Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve director Pradeep Shukla ...More


Environmental Investigation Agency says Google shopping ads fuel ivory trade
The Economic Times , Tuesday, March 05, 2013

BANGKOK: A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping fuel a dramatic surge in ivory d ...More


Wildlife contraband seizure case in Nepal takes new turn
The Pioneer , Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The seizure of 168 kg tiger bones and seven tiger pelts in Nepal during January has taken another twist with wildlife activists in Uttarakhand informing that 140 tiger canines were also part of the se ...More


Google fuels illegal ivory trade: Environment group
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 05, 2013

BANGKOK: A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the internet search giant is helping fuel a dramatic surge in ivory d ...More


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