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Vietnam destroys mass rhino horns and elephant ivory
Reuters
First Post , Sunday, November 13, 2016

HANOI Vietnam destroyed nearly 2.2 tonnes of seized elephant ivory and 70 kg of rhino horns on Saturday, in one of its strongest moves yet to stop illegal wildlife trafficking.The specimens, estimated ...More


Two caught with 20 dead birds in Chilika
The Times of India , Thursday, November 10, 2016

BERHAMPUR: Two poachers were arrested by wildlife personnel near Balipatapur under Tangi Wildlife Range on Wednesday for allegedly hunting migratory birds in the Chilika lake on Tuesday night. At leas ...More


As winter sets in, winged guests flock to Sukhna, Dhanas lakes
AneeshaBedi
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 10, 2016

With the onset of winter, migratory birds have started flocking to the Sukhna Lake and water bodies in the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. With this, the avian tourist lounge at the lake has been shifted ...More


Are tiger deaths being suppressed?
RanjeetJadhav
Mid Day , Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Something sinister is afoot in the wildlife, at least according to a group of wildlife enthusiasts. Member of Conservation Lenses And Wildlife (ClaW) claim that the National Tiger Conservation Authori ...More


SAVING THE INDIAN TIGER
The Pioneer , Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Increasing deaths due to poaching are alarming Wild tigers are a rare species in the world. According to the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), 110 tigers died this year. Out of that, 68 ti ...More


Tiger deaths at new high; 76 dead this year till October
Domain b , Tuesday, November 08, 2016

As many as 76 tiger deaths have been reported in the country from January to October this year, with Madhya Pradesh at the top of the list, accounting for nearly a third of all mortalities. Karnataka ...More


Seized ivory comes almost exclusively from recent poaching: study
Reuters , Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Seized illicit shipments of elephant ivory are almost entirely made up of tusks from recently poached animals rather than siphoned from government stockpiles, scientists using a forensic technique rep ...More


TIGER MORTALITY FIVE YRS HIGH; 110 PERISH
The Pioneer , Monday, November 07, 2016

Tiger mortality in the country has reached an alarming proportion 110 in 2016 so far the highest during the last five years. Forty three of these cases are of poaching and seizures, much higher t ...More


Smuggler arrested with pangolin scales in MPs Balaghat
Neeraj Santoshi
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 07, 2016

A team of Kanha Tiger Reserve officials has arrested a wildlife smuggler with 2 kg Pangolin scales in Balaghat district. Field director of the reserve, Sanjay Shukla, told HT that a trap was laid to ...More


Forest department identifies turtle nesting spots
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, November 07, 2016

MADURAI: With turtle nesting season just round the corner, the forest department in coastal districts of the region, has begun identifying possible nesting spots along the coast. The department will b ...More


Tiger mortality rate highest since 2010 with 76 deaths reported this year
Scroll. In , Monday, November 07, 2016

Data released by tigernet, an official database of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, show that 76 big cats have been killed across the country between January and October this year, the highe ...More


Poaching alert: 76 tigers dead this year
Neha Madaan
The Times of India , Monday, November 07, 2016

PUNE: As many as 76 tiger deaths have been reported in the country from January to October this year, with Madhya Pradesh at the top of the list, accounting for nearly a third of all mortalities. Karn ...More


White gold: Will burning our ivory stockpile prevent poaching of Indian elephants?
First Post , Saturday, November 05, 2016

Next time you are tempted to buy that beautiful ivory carved artifact, think again. You wont be only buying a sculpture to adorn your beach house or a lampshade to illuminate your bedside table. You ...More


Palghar professor rescues injured Eagle Owl from poachers
Ram Parmar
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

A professor of a Mokhada college in Jawhar of Palghar district, on Wednesday rescued an injured adult Indian Eagle Owl from poachers who were planning to sell it to tantriks, who use the owl to practi ...More


Bird migration studies stagnate in India after Centre cites security reasons
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

Not a single study on migratory patterns of birds has taken place in Maharashtra and various other parts of the country in the past three years. For research groups in a city like Mumbai, which has s ...More


Skin of tiger killed in Manas Nat'l Park found, three held
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 02, 2016

GUWAHATI: The authorities of Manas National Park and police on Tuesday found the skin of a tiger that was killed last week and arrested three persons. The tiger skin was found in Betbari, an encroa ...More


Tiger skin recovered, four arrested in Assam's Manas National Park
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 02, 2016

GUWAHATI: Manas National Park authority and police recovered a tiger skin and arrested three persons on Tuesday in connection with poisoning of a big cat last week. The recovery was made from Betba ...More


Two held with skin of endangered leopard in northern India
ANI
Business Standard , Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Rampur police recently arrested two men and seized a leopard skin from them. The duo were nabbed while they were on their way to New Delhi to sell the skin. Rampur Superintendent of Police Sanjeev T ...More


A call for more protection of forest and wildlife
Viju B
The Times of India , Monday, October 31, 2016

KOCHI: Project Aims To Set Up Monitoring Networks And An Inventory Of Multiple Species The state forest department has come out with a long-term strategic plan to conserve forest areas and eco-fragil ...More


Rusty spotted cats latest to catch poachers' fancy
P Oppili
The Times of India , Monday, October 31, 2016

CHENNAI: Two of the smallest and rarest cat species, rusty spotted cat (Prionailurusrubiginosus) and jungle cat (Felischaus), both categorised under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, are ...More


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