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Why rhino poaching in Kaziranga is fair game
Moushumi Basu | New Delhi
The Pioneer , Thursday, July 12, 2012

After leaving behind a trail of 595 wildlife deaths in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the receding flood waters of Brahmaputra have put the forest department on alert against poachers. The rising ...More


A bird in hand
Deepthi Bhardwaj
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rampant killing of birds has myriad consequences on the ecology and population dynamics of species. Hunting forces birds to use lower-quality habitats, increases the time spent in trying to escape, d ...More


Gujarat puts ‘pride’ of lions at risk of disease and natural disaster to remain ‘world’s envy’
KATY DAIGLE
The Telegraph , Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gir, July 9: A peacock shrieks. A monkey scrambles higher into the fire-coloured canopy of a kesudo (palash) tree. And an Asiatic lion pads across the dusty earth of Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary, its onl ...More


Kaziranga loses 573 animals to flood, apathy
Naresh Mitra, TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 09, 2012

On Sunday, Kaziranga National Park officials found 14 more carcasses of animals, taking the number of animals drowned to 573. The worst floods in the last 25 years were witnessed in 1988 when 1,203 an ...More


Forest department steps up patrolling to monitor frog poaching
Karsten Miranda, TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 09, 2012

MARGAO: Forest department officials have decided to step up their vigilante movement to protect frogs from being hunted during the monsoons. ""We have stepped up protection to monitor activity outs ...More


Six poachers arrested, three jaw traps recovered in BRT
DHNS
Deccan Herald , Sunday, July 08, 2012

Six tiger poachers were arrested on the outskirts of Kollegal biodiversity zone that falls under the Biligiriranganathaswamy Tiger (BRT) Reserve Forest on Saturday. The arrested are Jagadish (30), ...More


Sariska Reserve on verge of confirming arrival of tiger cubs
LOKPAL SETHI | JAIPUR
The Pioneer , Sunday, July 08, 2012

After waiting for four long years, officials at the Sariska Tiger Reserve may soon find a reason to cheer as tell-tale signs point to the arrival of new tiger cubs. The officials are presently guarded ...More


New tiger sanctuary to come up in Vidarbha
TNN
Times of India , Sunday, July 08, 2012

MUMBAI: The state government on Thursday gave an in-principle approval to a new tiger sanctuary in Vidarbha's Umred-Karandla, nearly 50 km from Nagpur. With this, the total sanctuaries in the state ha ...More


Formidable yet vulnerable
N. Shiva Kumar
The Hindu , Sunday, July 08, 2012

While the tiger hogs the limelight as an animal in distress, other wild denizens are kept aside despite being in dire straits. The greater wildlife varieties hardly make news nor get the attention of ...More


Corbett officials turn tigress into jackal
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, July 06, 2012

Circumstantial evidence of a tiger sacrifice was not enough. It took a forensic examination to indicate that a tigress was killed deep inside the Corbett National Park more than a month ago - not a ja ...More


When the hunter turns saviour
Atula Gupta
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Good cause When the tiger is saved, it sets off a domino effect that saves its prey, their food source and every small and big species thriving in the vast habitat. The tiger thus ensures that the en ...More


India-South Asian neighbours to curb illegal wildlife trade
PTI
Deccan Herald , Monday, July 02, 2012

Recognising the danger posed to wildlife from illegal trade, India and its South Asian neighbours have agreed to develop institutional mechanisms to promote harmonised and collaborative approaches to ...More


On the spot in Corbett, to save the stripes
Jotirmay Thapliyal
The Tribune , Sunday, July 01, 2012

WAY back in 1982, Brijendra Singh arrested at gunpoint the entire top brass of the district administration while poaching in the heart of the Corbett National Park, of which he has been Honorary Wildl ...More


Jumbo headcount jumps to 1930 in state
TNN
The Times Of India , Friday, June 29, 2012

BHUBANESWAR: Here is some good news for elephant lovers. Odisha has witnessed a jump in pachyderm population, from 1886 in 2010 to 1930, according to the latest census report released on Thursday. Th ...More


Indian gaur population goes up at Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
P. Sudhakar
The Hindu , Friday, June 29, 2012

Thanks to forest personnel who have successfully checked poaching Here is really a heartening news for nature lovers as the Indian gaur population at Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) has in ...More


Elephant population rises to 1930 in Odisha
PTI
The Times Of India , Friday, June 29, 2012

BHUBANESWAR: Despite death of 149 elephants, mostly due to poaching and electrocution during last two years in Odisha, the population of pachyderms has increased to 1930 from 1886 in 2010. "The el ...More


CII, World Bank Group ink pact to save tiger
IANS
The Times Of India , Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the World Bank Group have agreed to establish the India Wildlife Business Council (IWBC) to promote tiger and biodiversity conservation for s ...More


Wild animal meat sold openly in states
Rashme Sehgal
The Asian Age , Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wild boar meat is being sold in Nagpur for Rs80 a kilo. Sambhar meat is available in Bhubaneswar for Rs100 a kilo. Meat of rare birds, including egrets, moor hen and a variety of wild water birds, is ...More


Despite campaigns, 48 tigers reported dead in 6 months
soma basu
The Statesman , Monday, June 25, 2012

NEW DELHI, 24 JUNE: Despite nationwide movements and campaigns to save tigers, 48 tigers have been reported dead in the first six months of this year and 19 cases have been clearly stated as cases of ...More


Wildlife protection: India seeks $30-mn World Bank loan
Avishek G Dastidar
The Indian Express , Monday, June 25, 2012

With instances of poaching and illegal trade of animal parts increasing in the subcontinent, India has asked for a financial assistance of around $30 million from the World Bank for protection of wild ...More


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