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49 species face grave threat of extinction
PTI
The Asian Age , Friday, October 10, 2008

New Delhi, Oct. 9: Over 49 mammal species in India including tiger, gibbons, bats and deer are facing gravest level of extinction threat resulting from habitat destruction, pollution and poaching, the ...More


Forest dept gets detectors for hidden traps
Prithviraj Singh | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Friday, October 10, 2008

The cumbersome and agonising manual method of unearthing traps laid by poachers for animals may soon be a matter of past for the State Forest Department. According to departmental sources State’s two ...More


‘Poaching rampant in Koorachundu’
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Thursday, October 09, 2008

Kozhikode: The wildlife study wing of the Youth Hostel Association of India’s Faroke Tile City Unit has found rampant hunting of wildlife in the Kattullamala area of the Koorachundu grama panchayat. ...More


Increasing tiger, panther population noticed in TN
PTI
Times of India , Wednesday, October 08, 2008

ERODE: The wild life population in Sathyamangalam forests in this district has started increasing, thanks to the efforts taken by officials to provide sufficient water to animals and control poaching ...More


Sunderbans tiger was shot twice
Monotosh Chakraborty,TNN
Times of India , Wednesday, October 08, 2008

KOLKATA: It may be the first time in two decades that a tiger has been poached in Sunderbans. The carcass of the adult male — with two bullet injuries in its head — was spotted floating in a river by ...More


Atlas on important coastal marine biodiversity areas soon
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 07, 2008

PUDUCHERRY: The Wildlife Institute of India will soon come out with an atlas on important coastal marine biodiversity areas across the country. Of the 400 sites shortlisted, two are in Puducherry, B ...More


One sent to jail for poaching sambars
Pioneer News Service | Lalkuan
The Pioneer , Friday, September 12, 2008

One poacher was nabbed by the officials of the Terai (East) section of the Dolly Range near Kotkhars jungle along with the carcass of a sambhar. Dolly Range regional officer RK Srivastava said duri ...More


After tigers, poachers now target leopards
Staff reporetr
Times of India , Sunday, September 07, 2008

PTI NEW DELHI: With increased vigilance on the illegal trade of tiger parts, the poaching mafia has shifted its focus on leopards, whose bones fetch the same price as that of tigers in the interna ...More


Spl KNP teams deployed for monitoring migrating animals
Staff reporter
The Assam Tribune , Saturday, September 06, 2008

A correspondent JORHAT, Sept 5 – The flood wave which hit Kaziranga National Park on August 22 has submerged about 50 per cent of the total area of the conservation hotspot, abode of the one-horned ...More


'Chinkaras killed for meat'
Staff reporter
Times of India , Friday, September 05, 2008

Himanshu Kaushik ,TNN AHMEDABAD: The lions in Gir may have been poached for their bones, claws and hide, but chinkaras are killed only for feasts, confirm foresters. Forest officials also agre ...More


Cubs of dead Ranthambore tigress found
Staff reporter
Times of India , Friday, September 05, 2008

Anindo Dey,TNN JAIPUR: Officials of forest department have found the two cubs of the tigress which died in what appears to be a territorial fight at the Ranthambore tiger reserve. The eight-month- ...More


Two rhinos drown in Kaziranga
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Tuesday, September 02, 2008

GUWAHATI: Two rhino calves drowned as an overflowing Brahmaputra inundated a large part of Assam’s Kaziranga national park, the last refuge of one-horned rhinoceros. According to park officials, t ...More


Concern over rise in stray rhino population at Kaziranga park
Staff Reporter
The Assam Tribune , Saturday, August 30, 2008

Corespondent DERGAON, Aug 30 – The alarming increase of stray rhinos at Kaziranga National Park(KNP) has created concern in the area. According to sources, the cases of stray rhinos have been increa ...More


Leopard poaching on rise, 12 skins seized since July
Neha Sinha
The Indian Express , Monday, August 11, 2008

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 10: In a poaching trail that covers much of North Indian leopard habitat, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) seized a leopard skin at Vikasnagar, around 40 km from Dehradun, on ...More


35 snakes get new lease of life
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Friday, August 08, 2008

NAGPUR: While the Nag Panchami festival on Wednesday ended positively for 35 snakes that got a new lease of life after being released from captivity in the wild just a day later, Jitendra, the lone so ...More


Ancestors of chickens studied for conservation
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Thursday, August 07, 2008

KOLKATA: The ancestors of domestic chickens and poultry are being conserved and studied by scientists in case the domestic birds are eradicated by outbreak of diseases like bird flu. The wild Red ...More


Historic moment for Sariska tiger reserve
Sunny Sebastian
The Hindu , Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SARISKA (Rajasthan): The tiger has landed, at last. After a gap of four years, it made a comeback to the Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) in Alwar district on Saturday. This is the first time a wild tige ...More


Complex legal process results in lesser number of convictions
Vivek Trivedi
The Pioneer , Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Prolonged and complex legal process and aged forest guards are resulting in lesser number of arrests and conviction of poachers across the State in the past few years. The Forest Department only manag ...More


Nokia ties up with wildlife fund to save tiger
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NEW DELHI: Mobile handset maker Nokia has joined hands with wildlife conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India, to support the tiger conservation initiatives in the country, the ...More


Army to check rhino poaching in Kaziranga
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Tuesday, July 29, 2008

KAZIRANGA: Indian authorities in the northeastern state of Assam have deployed the army at the famed Kaziranga National Park to control a spurt in incidents of rhino slaughtering by organised poaching ...More


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