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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Too poor to pay for tip-offs, stay dumb - Wildlife at risk without forest intelligence
A.S.R.P. MUKESH
The Telegraph , Monday, March 04, 2013

Ranchi, March 3: Jharkhand’s wildlife protection mechanism has a glaring gap in the form of an absent informer network, with forest officials getting delayed information and almost no tip-offs, foilin ...More


Shoots, kills and trades in animal parts
Neha Sinha
The Hindu , Monday, March 04, 2013

As signatories to a wildlife trade treaty meet in Bangkok, it is useful to note that ‘legal’ selling of existing ivory and tiger skin stockpiles increases the threat to endangered species by creating ...More


Concern over unabated killing of rhinos
Staff Reporter
The Assam Tribune , Sunday, March 03, 2013

With rhinos in Kaziranga National Park being targeted by poachers with impunity and beleaguered forest authorities doing little more than groping in the dark, serious questions have arisen over the lo ...More


Another rhino killed in Kaziranga, toll goes up to 9
The Time of India , Saturday, March 02, 2013

GUWAHATI: Poachers continue to kill rhinos with impunity in Kaziranga National Park, making a mockery of the anti-poaching measures taken up by the forest department recently. A group of poachers s ...More


Govt's green concern reflects in allocations
The Pioneer , Friday, March 01, 2013

The allocation to Environment Ministry shows an increase of Rs630.70 crore in 2013-2014, which is a hike of 31.54 per cent from the Budget last year. This is, however, 0.001 per cent of the total budg ...More


Madhya Pradesh forest minister rules out new action plan to save big cats
Manjari Mishra
The Economic Times , Tuesday, February 26, 2013

KATNI: Madhya Pradesh forest minister Sartaj Singh has ruled out any new action plan to save tigers from poachers in Katni-Bandhavgarh region till an official probe was completed. He was replying to a ...More


Leopard found dead in Kanha reserve
The Economic Times , Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BHOPAL: A leopard was found dead in the Mukki range of Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) on Monday. The carcass was found near Sondar area, during the elephant patrolling, said park director J S Chouhan. I ...More


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