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WWF to commence Ganges dolphin count in November
Telangana Today , Friday, March 24, 2017

Kolkata: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Kolkata will start its Ganges river dolphin count in November after witnessing a dip in the number of the endangered species earlier this year. “After t ...More


NalSarovar sanctuary: Migratory birds being poached, says Gujarat govt
The Indian Express , Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Gujarat government on Wednesday admitted in the Gujarat Assembly about migratory birds being poached at NalSarovar Sanctuary, which is one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in the country. “The inc ...More


Millions of songbirds killed by Cyprus poachers
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The Hindu , Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 8,00,000 on a British military base, conservation groups said last week. Poaching is banned on the Mediterranean isl ...More


Rhino poaching has come down: Minister
The Assam Tribune , Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NEW DELHI, March 21 - The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest today claimed that rhino poaching has gone down with the current year witnessing poaching of only one rhino in Assam. In a statement ...More


To curb poaching, Kaziranga staff can use firearms sans
PTI
Press Trust of India , Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Delhi, Mar 21 (PTI) The Assam government has taken a series of steps to curb poaching at the Kaziranga National Park, including empowering the forest staff to use firearms without prior sanction w ...More


‘Shoot at sight’ against poachers in Corbett
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Orders were issued after information on movement of suspected poachers in the tiger reserve In an attempt to curb poaching of tigers from the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR), “shoot at sight” orders were ...More


With increase in numbers, tigers fight it out for space in Ranthambore reserve
Sachin Saini
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sisters, Lightening and Arrow Head, cannot stand the sight of each other. In October, 2016 they fought thrice for supremacy in Ranthambore’s lake area, with Arrow Head having the upper hand. Lightenin ...More


Man-animal conflict: 59 tuskers, 121 tigers, 450 humans died last year
PTI
Zee News , Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Delhi: Over 120 tiger deaths were reported last year while 31 people lost their lives in incidents involving attacks by the wild cats in 2015-16, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Environment M ...More


Mystery death of 20 peacocks baffle forest officials in Villupuram
BagalavanPerier B
The New Indian Express , Monday, March 20, 2017

VILLUPURAM: You may call it poaching, hunting or mass elimination of a vermin. But forest and police officials are yet to come to a conclusion on the mystery deaths of 20 peacocks near Vanur here thou ...More


Wildlife conservation needs a more humane approach than Kaziranga's shoot-at-sight policy
Scroll. In , Sunday, March 19, 2017

No matter how serious a crime, it is generally accepted that everyone has the right to a fair trial. Executing suspects without even arresting them is considered a hallmark of the worst regimes on ear ...More


6 held for poaching flamingos with kites
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Saturday, March 18, 2017

AHMEDABAD: Forest officialsatNalsarovar caught six persons with six flamingos including two dead birds for poaching the birds at Nalsarovar lake, the only Ramsar wetland site in the state. Range fo ...More


Poachers kill rhino in Assam, chop off its horn
The Asian Age , Saturday, March 18, 2017

Guwahati: In what has alerted the wildlife authorities in Assam, poachers on Friday killed yet another one-horn rhino in Orang National Park in Sonitpur district and chopped off its horn. Informing t ...More


Court denies bail benefit to 3 tiger poachers
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Friday, March 17, 2017

Nagpur: Chief judicial magistrate (CJM) DP Ragit has denied bail to three dreaded tiger poachers who wanted be free birds by using Section 436-A of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Section 436-A ...More


Suspected rhino poachers killed in Baihata mishap
The Sentinel , Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Guwahati/Rangia, March 14: Three suspected rhino poachers were killed when the Guwahati-bound Maruti Alto car in which they were travelling collided head on with a bus on National Highway 31 at Baihat ...More


Poachers account for 53 of 131 leopard deaths across India in 2017
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Since the start of the year, 131 leopards have died across the country. Of these, 40% were killed by poachers. Wildlife activists said that while conservation efforts were largely focused on tigers, o ...More


Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade
The Times of India , Monday, March 13, 2017

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who believe rhinos will be ...More


Did poachers kill more Kerala jumbos? No. Fight with man over space did them in
DhineshKallungal
The New Indian Express , Sunday, March 12, 2017

KOCHI: Elephant poaching in Kerala grabbed national headlines a year ago after poachers confessed they had killed around 20 elephants. However, data from the Forest Department reveals there is a b ...More


Endangered snow leopard massacred for fur coats and home decorations in India
Baishali Adak
India Today , Saturday, March 11, 2017

The snow leopard, native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia, and listed as endangered on the IUCN red list of threatened species, is being hunted at the rate of up to 45 a year in India. ...More


Two Indian cormorant birds found shot dead near Castle Mill
Freny Fernandes
The Times of India , Saturday, March 11, 2017

THANE: Two Indian Cormorant birds were found shot dead at AmbeGhosale Lake in Castle Mill area on Friday. A resident of Castle Mill spotted a man in a boat in the middle of the lake shooting the bird ...More


Peacocks being killed in India for ayurvedic, unani medicines: WWF
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Saturday, March 11, 2017

There has been a lot of controversy about gestures to respect national symbols like the national flag or national anthem in our country lately. But a shocking report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has ...More


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