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Another rhino killed in park-Poachers manage to flee with horn of animal
The Telegraph(Calcutta, India) , Saturday, March 23, 2013

Jorhat, March 23: At a time the forest department is readying for another headcount of rhinos at Kaziranga National Park from tomorrow, the population of the park’s prized animal decreased by one with ...More


Experts look into birdlife in the wetlands of Kerala
K. S. Sudhi
The Hindu , Friday, March 22, 2013

International experts are looking into the issues plaguing the Important Bird Areas (IBA) of Kerala. A two-member team from the BirdLife International (BI), the agency which assesses the conservation ...More


Want a pet? Adopt an endangered elephant
Michael Sin
REUTERS , Friday, March 22, 2013

(Reuters) - Anna, Bella, Cinta, Dadang and Elena are five Indonesian elephants available for "adoption" as part of a conservation project to save endangered Asian elephants and allow them to remain li ...More


Want a pet? Adopt an endangered elephant
Michael Sin
REUTERS , Friday, March 22, 2013

(Reuters) - Anna, Bella, Cinta, Dadang and Elena are five Indonesian elephants available for "adoption" as part of a conservation project to save endangered Asian elephants and allow them to remain li ...More


Killing animals for sport
Staff Reporter
Pune Mirror , Friday, March 22, 2013

Some years ago, at one of those mindnumbing and raucous dinner events that are sometimes inescapable, a wellbuilt man then in his forties was holding court, extolling to his fawning audience the many ...More


Night vigil lowers forest offences in city
Staff Reporter
Deccan Chronicle , Friday, March 22, 2013

Bengaluru: Bengaluru is fast becoming a hub of illegal wildlife trade. Data from the Forest Department suggest that the city is being used as a conduit point for supply and export of wildlife articles ...More


Bones of contention
The Indian Express , Friday, March 15, 2013

The 16th meeting of the signatories to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Bangkok concluded yesterday. It is a trade control treaty betwe ...More


Giving Panthera tigris a chance
Baljit Singh
The Hindu , Friday, March 15, 2013

A seven-point plan that can bring the big cat back from the brink of extinction India was once the only home to the world’s “big four” cats — the lion, tiger, cheetah and leopard. It also played host ...More


Giving Panthera tigris a chance
Baljit Singh
The Hindu , Friday, March 15, 2013

A seven-point plan that can bring the big cat back from the brink of extinction India was once the only home to the world’s “big four” cats — the lion, tiger, cheetah and leopard. It also played host ...More


2013 in the Indian wild
Jay Mazoomdaar
Tehelka , Thursday, March 14, 2013

THE NATIONAL Tiger Conservation Authority sounded a countrywide red alert against poaching last week. On 7 March, a report released at the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species mee ...More


Probe into poaching begins
C.S. Kotteswaran
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chennai: More skeletons are tumbling out after DC’s expose on unchecked poaching and tree felling in forest areas of southern districts particularly in Tirunelveli district. The forest department has ...More


HC seeks info on number of Van Gujjars in protected forest areas
The Pioneer , Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Uttarakhand High Court has sought an explanation from the State Government regarding the number of Van Gujjars living in protected forest areas and aspects related to their rehabilitation, informe ...More


‘Unnatural diet’, ‘severe cold’ caused birds’ death in Sukhna Nishu Mahajan
The Pioneer , Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The ‘unnatural diet’ and ‘severe cold conditions’ in Chandigarh have proved fatal for the migratory birds this year. Eight migratory birds were found dead at Sukhna Lake in the last two months. The m ...More


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


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


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