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Ivory ban may be lifted despite plunge in elephant numbers
The New Indian Express , Monday, September 26, 2016

THE number of elephants in Africa has dropped by 111,000 in 10 years to just 415,000 today, according to a study published yesterday (Sunday), as experts met in Johannesburg to discuss whether to lift ...More


African elephants suffer worst decline in 25 years
AFP
Business Standard , Monday, September 26, 2016

The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poa ...More


Three rhino poachers nabbed in Assam
THE HANS INDIA , Monday, September 26, 2016

Guwahati: Assam police on Sunday had apprehended three rhino poachers from Assam’s Nagaon district, officials said. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and Special Task Force (STF) apprehe ...More


Three rhino poachers nabbed in Assam
THE HANS INDIA , Monday, September 26, 2016

Guwahati: Assam police on Sunday had apprehended three rhino poachers from Assam’s Nagaon district, officials said. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and Special Task Force (STF) apprehe ...More


African elephant population sees worst decline in 25 years, poaching the primary cause: IUCN report
Scroll. In , Monday, September 26, 2016

Poaching is the main cause for the elephant population to have declined by 1,11,000 over the past 10 years in Africa, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. According to the ...More


African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
The Hindu , Monday, September 26, 2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Sunday said Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years due to the plummeting numbers on poaching. Based on 275 e ...More


African elephant population tumbles due to poaching
Reuters , Monday, September 26, 2016

Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a report on Sunday. S ...More


Maharashtra's forest department to monitor social media in order to protect tigers
DHAVAL KULKARNI
DNA India , Monday, September 26, 2016

The forest department is sensitising staff on monitoring social media to keep an eye on information being given by overzealous tourists about sighting tigers in the wild. Officials fear that these de ...More


Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short
The New Indian Express , Sunday, September 25, 2016

JOHANNESBURG: Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conser ...More


Foresters bust Pangolin poaching racket
The New Indian Express , Sunday, September 25, 2016

HUBBALLI: Foresters in Belgavi and Dandeli have stumbled upon a major wildlife racket involving pangolin (ant eater) meat and scales. In separate raids in the last two days, sleuths have arrested six ...More


Bird poachers arrested by wildlife authorities
V Ayyappan
The Times of India , Sunday, September 25, 2016

CHENNAI: Two people were arrested for poaching local migratory birds at Thiruvidanthai on the East Coast Road on Saturday. The arrested were identified as V Selvam and S Sakthivel of Thirukkazhukkundr ...More


India to soon manufacture tiger protection equipment, confirms Anil Madhav Dave
Press Trust of India
India. Com , Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Delhi, Sep 24: India will start manufacturing collars, drones and other equipment used for tiger protection under its ‘Make in India’ initiative soon. Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave t ...More


World Rhino Day celebrated at near Kaziranga ANN
The Assam Tribune , Saturday, September 24, 2016

BOKAKHAT, Sept 23 - The World Rhino Day was celebrated at DhansirimukhJanajati High School, 2 km from Bokakhat town, which is adjacent to the Kaziranga National Park, under the aegis of Aaranyak, a le ...More


New York seizes USD 4.5 mn worth of elephant ivory items
AFP
Business Standard , Saturday, September 24, 2016

The New York authorities seized USD 4.5 million worth of illegal elephant ivory items in what they described as the biggest bust in the state's history, officials said. Ivory items put on display ...More


5 jumbos perish in 3 months
The New Indian Express , Saturday, September 24, 2016

DEOGARH:At least five elephants have died in Prabhasuni reserve forest of Deogarh district in the last three months. While this has left wildlife activists worried, it has also exposed failure of fore ...More


Adult jackal rescued from an abandoned mill
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, September 23, 2016

COIMBATORE: Forest department officials on Thursday afternoon rescued an adult jackal from an abandoned mill at Sundarapuram here. Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Madukkarai forest range officer ...More


Ivory trade debate back as southern Africa’s elephants thrive
Reuters
The Hindu , Thursday, September 22, 2016

Africa’s elephants are still threatened by poachers seeking to kill them for their ivory tusks, but in several southern states populations have rebounded South Africa’s Kruger National Park is litter ...More


Second tiger found dead in two days near Mysuru
The New Indian Express , Thursday, September 22, 2016

MYSURU: A tigress was found dead near Muthurayanaswamy Temple at Anechoukuru range of Hunsur forest division on Wednesday. The big cat aged about 7-8 years is suspected to have died after consuming a ...More


Tiger’s death: officials suspect it might have eaten venomous snake
The Hindu , Thursday, September 22, 2016

The mysterious death of a tigress in a reserve forest in Mysuru district has perplexed the Forest Department officials who suspect that the cat may have died after eating a venomous Russell’s viper. ...More


2 rhino poachers held in Tamil Nadu
The Assam Tribune , Thursday, September 22, 2016

GUWAHATI, Sept 21 - The arrest of two notorious poachers – Maqbul Ali and Noor Kasem – from Coonoor in Tamil Nadu in connection with killing of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park has come as a revelati ...More


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