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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


Ruddy Shelduck returns to KWS in large numbers
T. Appala Naidu
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Better wetland ecosystem, availability ofprey and safewater bodies are prime attractionsfor the bird Bird watchers, forest authorities and locals of Diviseema are celebrating the arrival of Ruddy She ...More


Fighting Rhino Poaching
Millennium Post , Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It takes less than 20 milligrams of rhino horn to prosecute poachers. This is all scientists need to discover a rhinoceros' unique DNA pattern, a sort of genetic fingerprint investigators can use to ...More


Sloth bear poached in Gondia, body parts removed
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nagpur: Despite loud noise about better coordination between MSEDCL and forest officials, poaching of wildlife by electrocution continues unabated. A slot bear was electrocuted in a farm in Tilli ( ...More


Poachers use postal service for smuggling, exploit loopholes in country's postal department
Shashank Shekhar
India Today , Sunday, February 12, 2017

The time-honoured postal department had become part and parcel of Mohammed Shamim Hasan's sprawling poaching trade. The revelation came when a joint team of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh cops arres ...More


UP Wildlife trafficker held with aide for trading animal skin
PTI
DNA India , Saturday, February 11, 2017

A notorious wildlife trafficker, from Kanpur and his associate from Guna, who were involved in trading of hides of leopards and tigers and also scales of pangolins in the international market have bee ...More


ELECTROCUTION THE NEW WEAPON FOR POACHERS ON THE PROWL
MayuriPhadnis
Pune Mirror , Thursday, February 09, 2017

At least four tigers and some herbivores killed on electric fences in the state recently. Experts suggest multi-department patrolling to curb the menace Even as the hunt for Jai -—the iconic tiger ...More


Deer death due to suspected urea poisoning raises concern
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, February 09, 2017

Bengaluru: A few days ago, villagers of Nakkundi on the outskirts of MalaiMahadeshwara wildlife Sanctuary in Chamarajanagar district were in for a shock when they saw a pack of dogs dragging the skull ...More


262 wild animals killed in 3 years
The New Indian Express , Thursday, February 09, 2017

BENGALURU: As many as 262 wild animals were killed for meat and fun in the state forests in the past three years. The highest number of deaths were recorded in Chamarajanagar and Shivamogga districts ...More


7 Tigers dead in 38 days
Vinay Lokesh
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A year ago, Karnataka was reported to have the highest number of tigers — 406. But in the course of the year, we lost 17 of them, and 2017 witnessed another seven deaths, including that of a cub. Unfo ...More


Kingpin in Khapa tigress poaching surrenders
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Nagpur: Finally, Vinayak Savvalakhe, the main accused in the electrocution of Khapa tigress and two sambars surrendered before forest officials on Tuesday morning. On Monday, one accused, DevidasBo ...More


Saving the rhinos of Kaziranga National Park
Dr Satyendra Singh
The Sentinel , Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Kaziranga National Park is one of the oldest wildlife conservancy reserves of India, first notified in 1905 and constituted as Reserved Forest in 1908 with an area of 228.825 Sq. Km specially esta ...More


Ankasamudra Lake is now a bird reserve
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Sunday, February 05, 2017

BENGALURU: A haven for thousands of migratory birds and hundreds of species, Ankasamudra Lake, just 1 km away from the Tungabhadra backwaters, has been declared a ‘Birds Conservation Reserve’ as per ...More


Ankasamudra Lake is now a bird reserve
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Sunday, February 05, 2017

BENGALURU: A haven for thousands of migratory birds and hundreds of species, Ankasamudra Lake, just 1 km away from the Tungabhadra backwaters, has been declared a ‘Birds Conservation Reserve’ as per ...More


Guards in Sariska tiger reserve may get firearms
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, February 03, 2017

AJMER: Environment minister Rajendra Singh Khimsar said the government is mulling over the idea of equipping the forest guards in Sariska Tiger Reserve with firearms after incidents of poaching report ...More


Assam: Four national parks under encroachment; 99 elephants killed in 5 years
Samudra Gupta Kashyap
The Indian Express , Friday, February 03, 2017

Even as the BJP-led government in Assam has launched a drive to evict encroachers, over 141 sq km of land in the state’s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries continue to be under the grip of encroa ...More


In five years, 99 jumbos die in conflict with humans
THE ASIAN AGE , Friday, February 03, 2017

Guwahati: Assam forest minister Parmila Rani Brahma on Thursday said that more than 141 sqkm of forest land of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries is under encroachment. Asserting that her govern ...More


100 kg of sea cucumbers seized
The Hindu , Friday, February 03, 2017

After launching a surprise raid at Mandapam south seashore, forest personnel of Mandapam range have rescued nearly 100 kg of sea cucumbers, the endangered species protected under schedule I of the Wil ...More


Animal safety in Kerala: No longer a cry in the wild
DhineshKallunga
The New Indian Express , Friday, February 03, 2017

KOCHI: The Kerala Police will soon start an exclusive Wildlife Crime Division under the Crime Branch to tackle the rising atrocities against animals - a first of its kind initiative in the country. ...More


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