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Rhino faces new crisis as level of poaching reaches record high
michael mccarthy
The Statesman , Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The world is facing a new wildlife crisis with rhino and elephant poaching now running out of control, as the illicit wildlife trade booms across the globe as never before. A problem which has alway ...More


Now, the tragedy of the common species
Neha Sinha
The Hindu , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

India needs to shed its blinkers and recognise that the widespread hunting and trapping of species not on the mainstream protection radar is being grossly ignored Last month, a video set in Nagaland ...More


Power to the tiger
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Tourism is the main tool to make conservation sustainable. The lifting of the ban on tourism in core areas brings a sigh of relief. Traffic needs to be regularised, not banned. If we want to save the ...More


Rangers in Isolated Central Africa Uncover Grim Cost of Protecting Wildlife
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Newyork Times , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

ZAKOUMA NATIONAL PARK, Chad — Just before dawn, the rangers were hunched over in prayer, facing east. They pressed their foreheads into the dry earth and softly whispered Koranic verses, their lips ba ...More


Mammoth effort to save African elephants
Jeffrey Gettleman
The Hindu , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

AP Ivory carvings on display at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany recently. To shutter the U.S. as a modern elephant graveyard, investigators recently confiscated t ...More


A place of hope amid the elephant poaching crisis
Jeffrey Gettleman
CBS News , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

(CBS News) NAIROBI, Kenya -- There is an elephant poaching crisis in Africa: 25,000 are killed a year. There is, however, one place of hope near Nairobi. The orphaned elephants there are getting a ...More


Saving elephants a mammoth task
The New York Times
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Gabon, a lush country, often called a “forest republic,” used to stand proudly apart from its shaky neighbours, like the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, tropical disast ...More


Now, the tragedy of the common species
Neha Sinha
The Hindu , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

India needs to shed its blinkers and recognise that the widespread hunting and trapping of species not on the mainstream protection radar is being grossly ignored Last month, a video set in Nagaland ...More


Rhino poaching peaks across Africa as demand for horns soars
Michael McCarthy
The Independent , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The world is facing a new wildlife crisis with rhino and elephant poaching in Africa now running out of control, as the illicit wildlife trade booms across the globe as never before. A problem which ...More


Saving elephants a mammoth task
Jeffrey Gettleman
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Gabon, a lush country, often called a “forest republic,” used to stand proudly apart from its shaky neighbours, like the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, tropical disast ...More


Three poachers held in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
PNS | New Delhi
The Pioneer , Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Three notorious poachers have been nabbed in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, in the last two days. Of the three, one was involved in tiger poaching cases since 2001 belonging to the controversi ...More


Islanders face tough fish poaching battle
Serafina Silaitoga
Fiji Times , Sunday, December 30, 2012

POACHING has become a challenge for villagers of Yanuca Island who have noted an increase in illegal fishing activities. Village elder Lui Bale said they had noted a decrease in fish stock. "In the ...More


2012 has been a year of disasters for the country’s fragile environment
By Malaka Rodrigo
The Sunday Times , Sunday, December 30, 2012

This year has been declared one of the worst ever for the country’s environment.�Experts say 2012 was especially disastrous, with environmental crime at an all-time high; pollution, depredation ...More


Tiger deaths reach all-time high of 88
The Asian Age , Saturday, December 29, 2012

India saw a sharp increase in tiger deaths, which reached an all-time high of 88 tigers dead in 2012, according to data released by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). This is the highe ...More


Poaching of Great Indian Bustard shocks environmentalists
The Hindu , Thursday, December 27, 2012

A recent incident of alleged poaching of a Great Indian Bustard -- the State bird of Rajasthan listed in the “critically endangered” category -- near the famous Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer district ha ...More


Saving the rhino with surveillance drones
• David Smith in Johannesburg
The Guardian , Thursday, December 27, 2012

A rhino farmer in South Africa is planning to use surveillance drones designed for the US military to combat poachers who are driving the animals towards extinction. Clive Vivier, cofounder of the Zu ...More


Tadoba Special Tiger Protection Force to get 33 jawans, INSAS rifles
Economic Times , Monday, December 24, 2012

CHANDRAPUR: The Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) deployed at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is all set to get more teeth. The forest department has cleared appointment of 33 jawans (fores ...More


Great Indian Bustard killed in Jaisalmer, forest dept files FIR
By Anindo Dey, TNN
Times of India , Monday, December 24, 2012

JAIPUR: A Great Indian Bustard (GIB), the state bird, was poached and killed during daytime on the link road to the Sam sand dunes near Barna village in Jaisalmer on December 20. An FIR has been lodge ...More


Six arrested for poaching in Thane
Kiran Sonawane, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times , Monday, December 24, 2012

Forest officials arrested six people during night patrolling at Ambarje-Madh (Vasind) forest, Thane, and booked them in a poaching case. The officials seized one double barrel rifle (a weapon used sp ...More


Tiger found dead in Ranthambore tiger reserve
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, December 24, 2012

JAIPUR: A mutilated, maggot-eaten carcass of a tiger was recovered the Gilai Saga-Khadar area of the Ranthambore tiger reserve in Sawai Madhopur district on Sunday morning. Officials claimed that the ...More


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