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Black rhinos on the brink of extinction
Divya Gandhi
The Hindu , Sunday, February 26, 2017

The species has lost 70% of its genetic diversity, finds study As the value of rhinoceros horn touches $65,000 per kg, poaching has begun to drive the African black rhinoceros to “the verge of extinc ...More


More habitats for rhinos will ensure their survival: Report
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Saturday, February 25, 2017

GUWAHATI: With KazirangaNational Park and a few other protected areas of the state housing almost two-thirds of the world's greater one-horned rhino, conservationists have suggested that finding more ...More


Carcass of green turtle washed ashore
The Hindu , Friday, February 24, 2017

Forest officials say it must be 125 years old Probably for the first time in recent years, the carcass of a giant 125-year-old green turtle was found washed ashore on Valangapuri seashore near here. ...More


No let up in tiger deaths: Three die in U’khand, 14 in other states
Nihi Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Friday, February 24, 2017

Dehradun: India is losing its tigers at the same pace as last year. So far, 17 tigers have died within two months – the same number reported during the period last year, says the official website of N ...More


Carcass of 125-year-old green turtle washed ashore
The Hindu , Friday, February 24, 2017

Veterinary doctor says it must have hit against a rock Probably for the first time in recent years, the carcass of a giant 125-year-old green turtle was found washed ashore on Valangapuri seashore ne ...More


MP: 6 poachers arrested for electrocuting bear, 10-week-old cub
The Indian Express , Thursday, February 23, 2017

Six poachers were arrested in connection with the death of a female sloth bear in Madhya Pradesh. The bear and her ten-week-old cub were electrocuted at the periphery of Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve, l ...More


Another tiger found dead in Kumaon, second in two days in Uttarakhand
VineetUpadhyay
The Times of India , Thursday, February 23, 2017

NAINITAL: The body of an adult male tiger was found in Chhoi village of Ramnagar in Terai West forest division of Kumaonon Wednesday, the second instance of a big cat death in the state within two day ...More


In MP: Poachers’ trap electrocutes endangered sloth bear, NGO rescues her cub
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, February 23, 2017

A seven-year-old sloth bear and her two-month-old cub were electrocuted when they were looking for food in the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district. The mother succumbed to he ...More


Corbett Tiger Reserve staffers get shoot-at-sight orders during anti-poaching drive
Scroll. In , Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Corbett Tiger Reserve has granted its staffers with shoot-at-sight orders against poachers in its critical tiger habitat zone, The Times of India reported. The orders were issued on the grounds of ...More


2 arrested for alleged poaching
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UDHAGAMANDALAM: After the Karnataka forest departmentrecently arrested three persons for illegally possessing a pair of tusks, the Nilgiris forest department on Tuesday arrested two more under the Wil ...More


Marine cops roped into protecting Olive Ridley eggs
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MADURAI: The forest department, which is responsible for monitoring and conserving turtle nesting, will be assisted this year by Coastal Security Group (Marine) police, who will take on the additional ...More


Corbett gets nod to kill poachers
Kavita Upadhyay
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) on Tuesday issued shoot-at-sight orders against poachers. But the orders were to be carried out only for “self-protection against poachers carrying arms,” CTR director ...More


‘Shoot at sight’ against poachers in Corbett
Kavita Upadhyay
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 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


Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight order at Corbett tiger reserve
VineetUpadhyay
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 22, 2017

RAMNAGAR: In a stringent anti-poaching measure, authorities at Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) have issued shoot-at-sight orders "to prevent killing of big cats in the reserve". The orders were passed aft ...More


Spotted deer found dead on UoH campus
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 20, 2017

HYDERABAD: The ghost of poaching is back to haunt University of Hyderabad as a calf of a spotted deer was found dead, stuck in a snare at the university campus on Sunday afternoon. UoH is not new to ...More


NGO lodges FIRs for peacock, deer poaching
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, February 20, 2017

JAIPUR: People for Animals (PFA) has lodged FIRs in poaching of 17 peacocks and 12 deer in Bikaner and Tonk districts, a copy of which has been forwarded to Maneka Gandhi. The FIRs were registered on ...More


Three held for poaching rare deer in Jaisalmer
Vimal Bhatia
The Times of India , Saturday, February 18, 2017

JAISALMER: The police and forest department on Friday arrested three persons for poaching two rare species of deer in Mohangarh area of Jaisalmer. They also recovered the carcasses of deer and half-co ...More


Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga National Park with AK-47
THE ASIAN AGE , Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guwahati: Poachers on Wednesday killed an adult rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and escaped with its horn. Park authorities said the poachers killed the endangered animal with an AK-47 rifle ...More


Rhino poached, horn taken away
The Shillong Times , Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guwahati: Poachers gunned down a full-grown rhino in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) at around 1 am on Wednesday at Tunikati Forest camp area of Burhapahar Range of the UNESCO World Heritage site despit ...More


Forest dept opposes CJM’s move to release 3 tiger poachers
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nagpur: The state forest department has opposed the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) court's suomotu move to release three dreaded tiger poachers involved in hunting wildcats in the region. The thre ...More


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