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Rhino poaching cases to be handed over to CBI
By our Staff Reporter
The Sentinel , Friday, September 28, 2012

GUWAHATI, Sept 27: The State government has decided to hand over the rhino poaching cases taken place in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in the last three years to CBI for an inquiry. Addressing r ...More


Poachers shoot rhino in Kaziranga, decamp with horn
From a Correspondent/ IANS
The Sentinel Assam , Thursday, September 27, 2012

JORHAT/GUWAHATI, Sept 26: Barely 48 hours after the recovery of a rhino carcass without the horn in the high security Kaziranga National Park (KNP), suspected poachers shot another rhino inside KNP on ...More


Kaziranga National Park on high alert
IANS
Times of India , Wednesday, September 26, 2012

GUWAHATI: Anticipating a second wave of floods to hit Kaziranga National Park after incessant rains over the last week, authorities Saturday put on high alert all wildlife rescue teams of the Centre f ...More


Human activities 'may be damaging desert diversity'
Economic Times , Monday, September 10, 2012

LONDON: Human-induced disturbances may be destabilising desert ecosystems across the world, a new study has warned. Researchers from the Argentinian Institute of Arid Lands Research analysed the h ...More


Forest guards have full right to use weapons against poachers: Hussain
By our Staff Reporter
The Sentinel , Wednesday, September 05, 2012

GUWAHATI, Oct 4: “To ensure protection to wildlife and prevent the recurring cases of rhino poaching, the government has taken all possible steps. The Forest guards are now given the liberty to shoot ...More


39 rhinos killed in 10 months in Kaziranga National Park
PTI | Guwahati
The Pioneer , Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The threat comes from poachers, who kill the rare one-horned rhinoceros for its prized horn whose price in the international market varies from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 90 lakh, and flood which is an annual o ...More


Four in net with tiger skin points to nexus in Simlipal
PNS.|.New Delhi
The Pioneer , Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Notorious for elephant poaching, alarm bells are once again ringing in Simlipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha following recovery of the processed skin of an adult tiger in the wee hours of Monday. Four per ...More


Hi-tech plans yet to tame poachers
Pioneer News Service | New Delhi
The Pioneer , Thursday, August 30, 2012

Despite a series of hi-tech initiatives for modernising tiger protection mechanisms in the country, cases of tiger poaching have more than doubled since 2011 till August this year. Government statist ...More


National Tiger Conservation Authority releases Rs10.48crore to state PAs
Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN
Times of India , Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NAGPUR: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has released Rs10.48 crore for 30 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks and four tiger reserves in the state. However, over 5,000 van majoors ...More


19 rhinos killed in recent Assam floods
PTI
Times of India , Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NEW DELHI: A total of 631 animals, including 19 rhinos, died in the recent floods in Kaziranga National Park of Assam, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. In a written reply to the House, forest an ...More


Naxals eat into tiger territory
Ejaz Kaiser and Anbwesh Roy Choudhary, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times , Sunday, August 26, 2012

“What have you done for the tigers?’’ the Supreme Court recently asked the Centre, while banning tourism in core areas of tiger reserves. The Prime Minister’s Office has now sought reports from states ...More


Paradise in danger
G. Srinivasan
The Hindu , Friday, August 24, 2012

The Western Ghats ecosystem continues to be at the receiving end of apathy from various local forces, hindering its conservation efforts The inclusion of parts of India’s Western Ghats in the United ...More


At the core of the debate
Meena Menon
The Hindu , Friday, August 24, 2012

The issue of forest-dwelling communities and their rights have sunk in the controversy over ban on tourism in tiger reserves As the Supreme Court extends the ban on tourism in tiger reserves, a repor ...More


Tiger population of India facing 'total disaster' due to tourism ban
The Guardian , Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It is not difficult to guess which animal the town of Sawai Madhopur has tethered its fortunes to. Fancy a drink? Pop into the Tiger bar at the Taj hotel. Want to rest your head? Try the Tiger Moon Re ...More


Star-crossed
N. Shiva Kumar
The Hindu , Monday, August 06, 2012

Highly sought after in the international market as a pet item, Indian star tortoises are being increasingly smuggled out of the country The information of a camouflaged consignment that was being tr ...More


Coal mining threat to tigers: Greenpeace
Indian Express , Friday, August 03, 2012

So many threats... and so much money to be made – the trade off is tragically tilted against the Indian tigers. Coal mining for electricity generation is the biggest threat to India's tigers, a repo ...More


Greens see timber mafia hand in protest against officer
Jayaraj Sivan, TNN
Times of India , Wednesday, August 01, 2012

COIMBATORE/ CHENNAI: Environmental activists allege that the allegation levelled against V C Rahul, an assistant conservator of forests, that he assaulted a forest guard and three watchmen attached to ...More


Green activists allege case against forest conservator was fabricated
TNN
Times of India , Wednesday, August 01, 2012

COIMBATORE: The incident where an assistant conservator of forests allegedly slapped a forest guard and three watchmen belonging to the Anamalai Tiger reserve (ATR) on Sunday for not wearing their uni ...More


Mudumalai, Anamalai reserves buck global trend of declining biodiversity
P. Oppili
The Hindu , Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Poaching, exploitation of non-timber forest produce, grazing significantly curbed: study Even as biodiversity decline is being reported from national parks worldwide, Mudumalai and Anamalai tiger re ...More


Stricken at the core
Avishek G Dastidar : New Delhi,
The Indian Express , Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The interim ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves has already started to tell on those who depend on tourists. Tour operators across India are coping with a large number of cancellations an ...More


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