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Migratory birds keep tryst with Kashmir
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A riot of colour and cackle has returned to the wetland reserves of Jammu and Kashmir with the first arrivals of thousands of migratory birds from far off lands this year. Migratory birds from Siberi ...More


Nilgiri langurs continue to be hunted: WII
IGNATIUS PEREIRA
The Hindu , Friday, October 28, 2011

In spite of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, the Nilgiri langurs (Trachypithecus johnii) continue to be hunted for the preparation of crude medicines. Prior to the Act coming into force, these prima ...More


Remove the beast’s burden
Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN
Times of India , Sunday, October 23, 2011

A tigress was recently lynched in Chhattisgarh. In Maharashtra, 67 persons have been mauled to death by big cats in 18 months. Vijay Pinjarkar lists key reasons why the royal animal is under threat ...More


Activists say Govt ignored alert on poaching gangs
PARITOSH KIMOTHI | DEHRADUN
The Pioneer , Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Forest Department is claiming that the arrest of seven notorious poachers involved in the latest instance of tiger poaching in Uttarakhand is a major success, but wildlife activists state that thi ...More


Seven notorious tiger poachers held in joint ops
PNS | DEHRADUN
The Pioneer , Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Seven notorious poachers, including Tota Ram Bawaria, were arrested on Monday in a joint operation by the Forest Department and Champawat police SOG for poaching a tiger in Uttarakhand a few days ag ...More


Owls face torture during festive season
Paritosh Kimothi | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Thursday, October 13, 2011

Owls are facing an increased threat of trapping, torture and poaching for use in tantric rituals during the festive period of Diwali. Wildlife activists state that now the demand for owls for use in b ...More


Bear population dwindles due to habitat loss in West Odisha
SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR
The Pioneer , Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The death of three bears on May 8 last in a village in Subarnapur district has once again brought the man-animal conflict to the fore. According to reports, at least three bears died on the day at Pu ...More


Jumbo's head chopped off for tusks in north Bengal
Pinak Priya Bhattacharya
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 11, 2011

JALPAIGURI: In yet another elephant poaching case in north Bengal this year, carcass of a full-grown jumbo, with its head missing, was found on the outskirts of Neora Valley National Park in the Kal ...More


10-year conservation plan for Parambikulam tiger reserve
G. PRABHAKARAN
The Indian Express , Thursday, September 29, 2011

The State Forest and Wildlife Department has submitted a 10-year Tiger Conservation Plan (2011-12 to 2020-21) to the National Tiger Conservation Authority for conservation of the tigers and the biodiv ...More


‘Poaching mafia-official nexus cause for decreasing numbers of big cats in Panna'
Mahim Pratap Singh
The Hindu , Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A “highly confidential” investigation report on tiger poaching filed by the Field Director (FD) of the Panna Tiger Reserve and handed over to the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has brought the role ...More


Biggest tiger reserve now bigger: 90 cats
Sreenivas Janyala
The Indian Express , Thursday, September 22, 2011

The country's biggest tiger reserve, Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam, can now flaunt some extra stripes. Camera traps have recently photographed females with healthy cubs, and adult males not seen before in ...More


Lions safe, but vulnerable due to Gujarati pride: US
TNN
Times of India , Wednesday, September 21, 2011

AHMEDABAD: Right from poaching to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's enthusiasm for the big cats' conservation, US diplomats have shown deep interest in the efforts made by the state. During sev ...More


Wanted: A Global Biodiversity Watchdog
M RAJSHEKHAR
The Economic Times , Thursday, September 15, 2011

Have you heard of the Yangtze River Dolphin For the longest time,it used to be found along 1,700 kilometres of the middle and lower reaches of the mighty Chinese river.The Baiji,as it is known,was whi ...More


With 200 tigers, Corbett turns a proud 75
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), (IANS)
The Deccan Herald , Sunday, September 11, 2011

One of the nurseries of India's tiger conservation movement and Asia's first endeavour to have a national park, the Corbett National Park turns 75 this year, marking a string of successes despite a ...More


Over 21 persons arrested for poaching black-naped hares
P. Oppili
The Hindu , Monday, September 05, 2011

The use of conical long nets to trap black-naped hares has come to light in Virudhunagar district. Local forest officials secured more than 21 poachers involved in such hunting in the last one week. ...More


India's tigers struggle for space
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Even as tiger numbers have increased from 1,411 in 2006 to 1,706 in 2010, their habitat has shrunk. According to a report on the 'Status of Tigers in India,' the loss of habitat has been mostly in pla ...More


Jumbo, rhino carcasses found in Kaziranga
Staff reporter
The Economic Times , Thursday, August 18, 2011

JORHAT: The world famous Kaziranga National Park has lost a rhino calf and an elephant at its Bagori forest range on Wednesday. Park authorities said the causes of the death of both animals are yet to ...More


Jumbo, rhino carcasses found in Kaziranga
Staff reporter
Times of India , Thursday, August 18, 2011

JORHAT: The world famous Kaziranga National Park has lost a rhino calf and an elephant at itsBagori forest range on Wednesday. Park authorities said the causes of the death of both animals are yet t ...More


Jumbo, rhino carcasses found in Kaziranga
Staff reporter
The Economic Times , Thursday, August 18, 2011

JORHAT: The world famous Kaziranga National Park has lost a rhino calf and an elephant at its Bagori forest range on Wednesday. Park authorities said the causes of the death of both animals are yet ...More


NGO informants encouraging villagers to poach leopards, cry wildlife activists
PNS | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wildlife activists in Uttarakhand have demanded an inquiry into the role of NGOs in seizure of leopard pelts in Uttarakhand this year. Senior officials of forest department have acknowledged that ...More


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