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World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets
AFP
Business Standard , Sunday, September 11, 2016

In a bid to stop the killing of elephants for their tusks, world governments have voted at a major conservation conference to urge the closure of all domestic ivory markets. After fierce debate -- ...More


Too many elephants dying unnaturally in Odisha
The Hindu , Saturday, September 10, 2016

Two elephants, a female and a calf, were found dead at the Gudugudia range in the buffer zone of the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Saturday. Their bodies were found in a ...More


Special Tiger Protection Force deployed to prevent poaching
DHAVAL KULKARNI
DNA India , Saturday, September 10, 2016

Over a decade after a special task force recommended stringent measures for the protection of tigers, the Centre is examining the effectiveness of the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) deployed to ...More


Giant pandas are no longer endangered
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Friday, September 09, 2016

Good news for giant pandas (and the people who love them): the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) no longer considers them to be an endangered species, LiveScience reports. On Sund ...More


San Diego Zoo burns rhino items worth $1 million
The Indian Express , Friday, September 09, 2016

The San Diego Zoo burned items containing rhinoceros horn with an estimated black market value of $1 million in a symbolic gesture Thursday to show the US is committed to ending illegal wildlife traf ...More


One-horned rhino shot by poachers dies in Nepal
AFP
Deccan Herald , Thursday, September 08, 2016

Kathmandu: A one-horned rhino has died weeks after it was shot by poachers in Nepal, becoming the first of the rare animals to be killed in the country in over two years. The injured adult male was t ...More


Myanmar, not Nepal, is now the primary route for smuggling rhino horns from Assam: Report
Naresh Mitraj
The Times of India , Thursday, September 08, 2016

GUWAHATI: Cross-border illegal trade into Myanmar has now become the primary route for smuggling rhino horns from Assam after the Nepal-China route virtually stopped since 2013 for the clandestine tra ...More


Good news: Giant pandas no longer 'endangered'
AFP
The Hindu , Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Decades of conservation work in China have paid off for the giant panda, whose status was upgraded Sunday from "endangered" to "vulnerable" due to a population rebound, officials said. The improvemen ...More


‘Assam’s rhino horns reach Vietnam through Myanmar’
The Shillong Times , Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Guwahati: Myanmar has emerged as the primary route for sneaking out rhino horns of rhinos from Assam while Vietnam has become a thriving market for illegal trade of rhino horns. according to a report ...More


Myanmar primary route for Assam rhino horns reaching China: Report
Samudra Gupta Kashyap
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Even as Assam has been struggling to put an end to poaching of one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga and other national parks in the state, a latest report released by IUCN has said that Myanmar has emerged ...More


To save their calf, elephants put themselves in harm, flood’s way
DebabrataMohanty
The Indian Express , Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Trying to rescue a three-month-old calf caught in a swelling river, a herd of elephants has found itself stranded on an isle in Odisha’s Keonjhar district since Sunday night. Forest officials and loca ...More


Giant panda no longer endangered, experts say
The Hindu , Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The panda is now classified as a "vulnerable" instead of "endangered" species, reflecting its growing numbers in the wild. A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered l ...More


Rhino poaching attempt foiled in Assam's Orang National Park
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 06, 2016

GUWAHATI: A gang of five poachers including a sharpshooter from Manipur, who were about to kill rhino at Orang National Park (ONP) in Assam, was arrested during a raid by forest officials and police o ...More


Python rescued near Taj Mahal by wildlife SOS
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 06, 2016

AGRA: An Indian Rock Python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS rapid response unit from a government official's residence located near the Taj Mahal, Agra. The snake was found to be in good health and wa ...More


Rhino poaching attempt foiled in Assam's Orang National Park
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 06, 2016

GUWAHATI: A gang of five poachers including a sharpshooter from Manipur, who were about to kill rhino at Orang National Park (ONP) in Assam, was arrested during a raid by forest officials and police o ...More


Pandas Off the ‘Endangered’ Species List, But Still ‘Vulnerable’
ManonVerchot
The Quint , Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Giant Panda has officially made it off the endangered animals list, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature announced. Populations have risen by 17 percent between 2004 and 2014, br ...More


World's largest gorillas 'one step from going extinct'
AFP
The New Indian Express , Monday, September 05, 2016

HONOLULU: The world's largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, officials said ...More


Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say
The Economic Times , Monday, September 05, 2016

BEIJING: The giant panda, one of the symbols of China, is off the endangered list thanks to aggressive conservation efforts. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said in a report rel ...More


US drug circuit high on pangolins smuggled out of Madhya Pradesh!
P Naveen
The Times of India , Saturday, September 03, 2016

BHOPAL: Pangolin scales which are a rage in China for its aphrodisiac properties is now hot property of party animals in America. A recent Interpol report states that 26% scales of the endangered spec ...More


New elephant count in Africa shows 30% decline over a decade of poaching
Subodh Varma
The Times of India , Friday, September 02, 2016

NEW DELHI: Results of the two-year, $8 million Great Elephant Census (GEC) of African savannah elephants led by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) confirm a staggering decline of 30 percent, or 144,000 e ...More


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