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Foresters, paramilitary save wildlife in Uttar Pradesh
Deepak Gidwani
DNA India , Monday, June 07, 2010

In a unique and rather ambitious operation, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a paramilitary border-guarding force, has been helping the Uttar Pradesh forest department (UPFD) save tigers and other preci ...More


Shahtoosh shawl trade on despite ban
Srinagar, (PTI)
The Deccan Herald , Sunday, June 06, 2010

Banned in 1975, Shahtoosh shawl, made from the wool of endangered Tibetan antelope Chiru, has not lost its charm with a revival in its sale in the last decade, no matter how furtively. The Shaht ...More


Skins of 20 wild animals seized in Uttarkashi
PNS | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Saturday, June 05, 2010

Skins of 20 wild animals were seized in Uttarakhandís Uttarkashi district on Friday by the Forest Department working in cooperation with the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). One person h ...More


Wildlife Dept on high alert
Rajendra S Markuna | Haldwani
The Pioneer , Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The State wildlife department is on high alert following apprehension that there would be an increase in poaching, particularly endangered species like tigers, during the monsoon season. For this th ...More


DNA used to arrest suspected alligator poacher
Pompano Beach man accused of illegally killing alligator in Everglades
Sun-Sentinel , Monday, May 31, 2010

State investigators used DNA analysis of alligator blood to arrest a Pompano Beach man on charges of alligator poaching. Mark M. Montgomery Jr., 22, was charged this week with illegally killing an ...More


Reserves alone cannot save tigers
Prerna Singh Bindra
Live Mint , Saturday, May 29, 2010

As member secretary of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Rajesh Gopal has been at the forefront of the battle to save the tiger for nearly a decade. As the precarious fate of the felin ...More


Elephant census ends in UP
Archana Srivastava
The Statesman , Friday, May 28, 2010

LUCKNOW, 27 MAY: The caste census may have been too controversial to handle but the elephant census in Uttar Pradesh is all done and dusted. And whilst Miss Mayawati can take some credit for lending h ...More


Biodiversity challenges ahead
S. Balaji
The Hindu , Thursday, May 27, 2010

The world needs to act quickly to counter the erosion of species. The task is particularly important for India, one of the 12 mega-biodiversity centres. May 22 marked the International Day for Biolog ...More


Drought Spurs Life-Or-Death Struggles in Kilimanjaro's Shadow
By MICHAEL BURNHAM AND NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD of Greenwire
New York Times , Thursday, May 27, 2010

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya -- The attack came swiftly and silently in the night. The lioness bounded over the thatch of acacia thorns that surrounds the Maasai village and headed for the donkey ...More


Noted bird-watcher felicitated
The Hindu , Wednesday, May 26, 2010

JAIPUR: The man who spotted a pair of Great Indian Bustards, a dwindling species and the State bird of Rajasthan, in Jodhpur after a gap of seven years, was felicitated this weekend. Conservationist N ...More


Some bite for Wildlife Act
Nitin Sethi
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Illegal hunting in tiger reserves or any attempt to encroach on reserve land in the country could soon incur a jail term of not less than seven years and a fine of up to Rs 50 lakh. Further, poacher ...More


Wildlife Act likely to get more teeth
The Economic Times , Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NEW DELHI: In the face of unabated illicit wildlife trade and the rise in instances of wildlife crimes, the environment ministry has outlined the amendments it is considering to bring to the Wildlife ...More


Good news from Palamau: Tiger count now up to six
Manoj Prasad
The Indian Express , Monday, May 24, 2010

A report prepared by the Hyderabad Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has ascertained the exact number of tigers in the Palamau Tiger Reserve, Jharkhand, to be six. The report was ba ...More


Arrest made in Arizona bighorn-sheep poaching case
Los Angeles Times (blog) , Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has arrested and charged an individual with four wildlife law violations in connection with the alleged illegal killing of a bighorn sheep ram near the southern sh ...More


4 poachers shot dead in Kaziranga
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, May 22, 2010

GUWAHATI: Kaziranga National Park forest guards foiled a poaching attempt on rhinos by gunning down four poachers in a fierce gun-battle early on Friday. The four were part of a six-member gang of hun ...More


10 kg of tiger bones seized in Assam
PTI
Deccan Herald , Friday, May 21, 2010

Around 10 kg of tiger bones and 500 kg of pangolin scales, worth crores of rupees, were seized from Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here in the past few days, forest officials said o ...More


Proof of big cats in Goa jungles
Priyak Mitra
The Asian Age , Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On Saturday, May 15, a man returning from a wedding through the jungles near the village of Kerim in South Goa got the shock of his life when a tigress and her cub calmly stepped on to the road around ...More


Orissa experts doubt govt census of elephants
Nageshwar Patnaik
The Economic Times , Wednesday, May 19, 2010

EVEN as the forest department claimed an increase in the number of elephants by 24 in the last three years in Orissa a major habitat of Asiatic elephants in the country wildlife experts pooh-poohed th ...More


Zimbabwe: Mugabe Donates Wildlife to North Korea
Sandra Mandizvidza
AllAfrica.com , Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Harare ó IT'S official. Zimbabwe is preparing to ship elephants, giraffes, zebras and warthogs as presents to North Korean communist leader Kim Jong II. The move which is likely to stoke fires in M ...More


Trophy thief
By W. H. "Chip" Gross ESPNOutdoors.com
ESPN , Monday, May 17, 2010

WEST UNION, Ohio -- "I've only been an Ohio Wildlife Officer for six years," said Chris Gilkey, "but this case has been my most important so far, and may well to turn out to be the biggest of my ent ...More


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