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Elephant population in Africa's Savanna went down by 30% in 7 years
Deccan Chronicle , Friday, September 02, 2016

The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, accordin ...More


In 3 yrs, blackbuck numbers fall by 71%
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, September 02, 2016

BAREILLY: In an alarmingly steep fall in the population of a protected species, blackbuck numbers in Bareilly district have fallen by more than 71%, from 578 in 2013 to just 171 in 2016. While experts ...More


India loses 83 tigers in eight months: Conservation body
Nihi Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Friday, September 02, 2016

The country has lost 83 tigers within eight months this year, higher than the last year’s total of 77, says the official website of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). Madhya Pradesh tops th ...More


Zimbabwe dehorns rhinos to curb poaching
AFP
Business Standard , Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe have begun dehorning the country's 700 adult rhinos to curb rampant poaching, a conservation group said today. "Our target is to dehorn every single adult rhino an ...More


Zimbabwe to dehorn rhino to shut out poachers
Reuters , Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Zimbabwe plans to dehorn all rhino in its national parks to discourage poaching after 50 animals were illegally killed last year, a wildlife conservation group said on Tuesday. Rhino horn is prized i ...More


Africa forest elephants may take almost a century to recover from poaching
Reuters
The Indian Express , Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Africa’s rare forest elephants which play a key role in replenishing the central African rainforests will need almost a century to recover from an onslaught by ivory poachers because of their slow bir ...More


Black buck fawn rescued
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Delhi: An abandoned black buck fawn was rescued from Greater Noida on Tuesday after it was found being attacked by a pack of stray dogs. The animal had wandered close to a residential area when an ...More


Africa forest elephants may take almost a century to recover from poaching: study
Reuters , Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Africa's rare forest elephants which play a key role in replenishing the central African rainforests will need almost a century to recover from an onslaught by ivory poachers because of their slow bir ...More


Youth held for poaching wild animals in Tamil Nadu
P Oppili
The Times of India , Monday, August 29, 2016

CHENNAI: Forest officials arrested a 23-year-old youth near Mayilam in Villupuramdistrict of Tamil Nadu on Sunday for allegedly poaching wild animals. Villpuram district forest officer S Anand told ...More


‘Don’t leak information about endangered species to media’
VIJAYKUMAR PATIL
The Hindu , Monday, August 29, 2016

Some wildlife activists have taken exception to Forest Department officials leaking highly sensitive information related to camera trapping tigers showing their presence in a specific location, to the ...More


Odisha DGP asks cops to focus on wildlife crimes
Binita Jaiswal
The Times of India , Sunday, August 28, 2016

CUTTACK: Director General of Police (DGP) K B Singh on Saturday urged police personnel to consider wildlife crime cases at par with other serious crimes. He directed police personnel to take up invest ...More


Identify key wildlife smugglers, go after them, officials told
The New Indian Express , Sunday, August 28, 2016

BHUBANESWAR: The Crime Branch (CB) of State Police teamed up with Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WLCCB) and Wildlife Wing on Saturday to train police and forest officials on finer aspects of wildlife ...More


Kaziranga to remain open for 8 months
PranjalBaruah
The Times of India , Friday, August 26, 2016

Guwahati: In a bid to increase footfall in the Kaziranga National Park, famed for its one-horned rhinos, the Assam government has decided to keep the park open for tourists for eight months instead of ...More


Five held for poaching Mouse Deer
The Hindu , Friday, August 26, 2016

Five persons - two men from Kerala and three persons from the tribal community who helped the duo hunt a Mouse Deer - were arrested by Forest Department personnel near Gudalur in The Nilgiris, on Wedn ...More


Assam mulls anti-poaching measures in Kaziranga
Hemanta Kumar Nath
The HANS India , Friday, August 26, 2016

Guwahati: In a move to increase tourists’ footfalls in the world’s famous one-horned rhino habitat the Kaziranga National Park, steps have been initiated for keeping the Park open for the tourists for ...More


CM for concerted effort against rhino poaching
The Assam Tribune , Friday, August 26, 2016

KAZIRANGA, Aug 25 - Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal today took stock of the overall situation in the Kaziranga National Park where devastating annual floods recently claimed the lives of a large numb ...More


State demands CBI, CID inquiry in to Jai's disappearance
DNA India , Thursday, August 25, 2016

After requesting Union home minister Rajnath Singh to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the disappearance of Maharashtra's iconic tiger Jai, forest minister SudhirMungantiwa ...More


Karnataka lost 74 elephants, 49 big cats in 20 months
Pavan Kumar H
Deccan Herald , Thursday, August 25, 2016

In the last 20 months, the state has lost 74 elephants, 26 tigers and 23 leopards in the wild for various reasons such as poaching, termination of man-eaters and natural causes. According to www.t ...More


Will ask NTCA to probe whereabouts of tiger Jai: Minister
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, August 25, 2016

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) would be asked to conduct a probe into the whereabouts of Jai, the iconic tiger from Umred-Karhandla wildlife sanctuary which has been untraceable for ...More


Maharashtra govt demands CBI probe into disappearance of tiger
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

As the hunt for tiger Jai continued after it went missing from UmredKarhandla wildlife sanctuary near Nagpur, state Forest Minister SudhirMungantiwar today said he would write to Prime Minister Nare ...More


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