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To curb tiger poaching, a course in wildlife crime management for foresters.
Indian Express , Monday, February 22, 2010

In a bid to strengthen the prosecution against those involved in poaching tigers in India, the Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) will organise a five-day wildlife crime management programme f ...More


Parambikulam Tiger Reserve opened.
The Hindu , Saturday, February 20, 2010

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday said the tiger population in 18 of the 38 tiger reserves in the country “may die out any time.” Inaugurating the Parambik ...More


Parambikulam Tiger Reserve opened
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Saturday, February 20, 2010

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday said the tiger population in 18 of the 38 tiger reserves in the country “may die out any time.” Inaugurating the Parambikul ...More


Scientist discovers Himalayan wildcat haven.
Divya Gandhi | Bangalore
The Hindu , Friday, February 19, 2010

A little-known rainforest in north-east India could be home to the world’s largest number of wildcat species, with no less than seven species photo-documented by a wildlife biologist at the end of her ...More


Superior techniques needed for accurate tiger census, says forest official.
ANI | Meghalaya
One India , Friday, February 19, 2010

With unofficial estimates of the tiger population in India being as low as 1,100-1,200, forest officials in Meghalaya have called for the availability of advanced techniques for more accurate census-t ...More


10 yrs Jail, Rs 75 lakh fine for poaching
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, February 19, 2010

Killing of India`s wildlife pride such as tigers, lions, elephants and dolphins could result in a fine of maximum of Rs one crore and jail of up to 10 years, maximum for any wildlife offence and simil ...More


Scientist discovers Himalayan wildcat haven
Divya Gandhi
The Hindu , Friday, February 19, 2010

A little-known rainforest in north-east India could be home to the world’s largest number of wildcat species, with no less than seven species photo-documented by a wildlife biologist at the end of her ...More


'Make conservation planning part of road development'
Sanjay Gubbi
Deccan Herald , Thursday, February 18, 2010

Recently most newspapers carried the story of the Central government’s announcement to provide a funding of Rs 18,000 crore to Karnataka to improve its roads. From a socioeconomic perspective upgrada ...More


Wildlife Act amendment in Budget session
Deccan Herald , Thursday, February 18, 2010

The ‘Wildlife Protection Act’ of 1972 will be amended in the coming Budget session of Parliament that will deal with animal poaching and related crimes far more stringently, the Union Environment and ...More


Offence registered in 'wild' meat case.
TNN | Margao
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The south Goa division of the forest department has registered an offence under the Wildlife Protection Act in the meat seizure case, but is yet to arrest the accused Joaquim Faleiro from Nagvado, Bet ...More


Mining lobby stalling Tadoba buffer?
Vijay Pinjarkar | Nagpur
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 17, 2010

After being thrown out from projects around Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), the mining lobby, in collusion with some forest officials, seems to be making last ditch efforts to see that reserve’s ...More


Stripey wins hearts
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The campaign could have been driven by hard facts (there are merely 1,411 Royal Bengal Tigers surviving in India as against 40,000 at the turn of the last century), but it may not have evoked such a r ...More


Wildlife protection Act needs more fangs
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ahmedabad: The release of the kingpin of the gang of lion poachers, Sarkashlal, who was arrested in 2007 for the killing of eight lions in Bhavnagar and Junagadh, has come as a huge setback for the ...More


High-tech gadgets to follow Gir lions
PTI
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Gujarat government is procuring high-tech gadgets like GPS, automated sensor grid and night vision devices to track lions and keep poachers at bay at the Gir National Park. Poaching of eight lion ...More


7 peacocks found dead in Amreli village.
Sandesh | Amreli
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Seven peacocks were found lying dead on the banks of a river on the outskirts of Samadhiyala village in Khambha taluka on Saturday. Preliminary investigation of the forest department pointed tow ...More


Call for saving the tiger raised as China gets into year of the tiger.
Saibal Dasgupta | Beijing
The Times of India , Monday, February 15, 2010

Wildlife conservationists have stepped up pressures on the Chinese government to do more to protect the tiger as the country went about celebrating the advent of the year of the tiger on Sunday. W ...More


Malaysian tribesman paid by syndicates to poach tigers: WWF.
AFP | Kuala Lumpur
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tribesmen in Malaysia are being paid by syndicates to trap wildlife, including critically endangered tigers, to meet insatiable demand from China, a conservationist said Wednesday. "Local tribesme ...More


Corridors lost to tourism, Corbett tigers have nowhere to go.
Paritosh Kimothi | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Thursday, February 11, 2010

As the Union Minister of Forest and Environment, Jairam Ramesh, gets ready to preside over the inauguration of the two-day All India Tiger conference to be attended on Friday by top forest officials a ...More


India celebrities add glitz to tiger conservation.
REUTERS | NEW DELHI
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

1,411 -- that's the number on the lips of Indian celebrities fronting a new campaign to save tigers which was launched ahead of the Chinese lunar Year of the Tiger -- a time some conservationists fear ...More


Fewer tigers in forests than captive in US.
IANS | Washington
The Economic Times , Thursday, February 11, 2010

The tiger population is in real crisis worldwide, including the US, where more big cats are held in captivity than are alive in the Asian wilds, says a WWF report. As Asian countries prepare to ce ...More


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