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Bandipur tiger killing points to poaching, say conservationists
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BENGALURU: The brutal killing of an adult male tiger on August 12 in Bandipur Tiger Reserve points to a clear cut case of poaching, say wildlife conservationists from this area. They say that the con ...More


JP MP writes to PM, claims Jai and 2 others have been poached
DHAVAL KULKARN, VIRAT A SINGH
DNA India , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The mystery of the disappearance of Maharashtra's iconic tiger Jai got murkier with BJP MP Nana Patole writing to prime minister Narendra Modi, seeking a probe into the incident. Jai disappeared from ...More


Rare endangered primate spotted in Vietnam
The Times of India , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HANOI: A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared. The Delacour's l ...More


Enough’sEnough: Environment Ministry to Crack Down on Poaching
The Quint , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Poachers beware, the Environment Ministry is preparing to raise the maximum fine for poaching from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50 lakh. Possession of animal trophies, like animal body parts, would be punished by ...More


Off South Africa's coast, great white sharks are threatened
AP
The Hindu , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

While it once was not unusual to see 15 to 20 great white sharks per trip, researchers now count themselves lucky if they see even one or two On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael R ...More


Endangered Hangul’s population decreases by 40% in Kashmir
Ashiq Hussain
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The population of Kashmir’s royal stag Hangul — an endangered species of red deer found only in the Valley —has decreased by 40% in four years despite years of conservation efforts, prompting the auth ...More


Rare endangered primate spotted in Vietnam
AFP
Business Standard , Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared. The Delacour's langur, ...More


3 years’ RI for 5 in leopard poaching case
The Hitavada , Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In a landmark decision JMFC Bhiwapur on Monday sentenced five persons to three years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a leopard poaching case. The court also imposed fine of Rs 20,000 each. The poachers ...More


Death of a ‘wild’ tigress
PANKAJ SEKHSARIA
The Hindu , Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The icon, Machhli, might have been domesticated but the myth of the wild is allowed to perpetuate because the show must go on. Machhli, the most famous tigress we have known, passed away on August 18 ...More


Proposed wildlife law plans penalties of up to Rs50 lakh for violators
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Delhi: The Union environment ministry plans to overhaul India’s wildlife protection laws and introduce more severe penalties ranging up to Rs.50 lakh for violations. The preliminary draft for ame ...More


Indian eagle owl falls prey to superstition, rescued in Agra
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Monday, August 22, 2016

AGRA: In a shocking incident that proves poaching and illegal trade of wildlife species continues to be prevalent in India, an Indian Eagle Owl was seized from a poacher near Bodla market, Agra. Th ...More


Minister urged to take steps to protect rare species
The Hindu , Monday, August 22, 2016

SamadKottur, wildlife activist and researcher, S.K. Arun, surgeon and district wildlife warden, have urged Ramanath Rai, Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, to initiate steps to protect and ...More


WTI starts consulation for wildlife management plan
The New Indian Express , Sunday, August 21, 2016

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Saturday requested the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to prepare a comprehensive wildlife management plan by next year. Senior officers of the Government and WTI di ...More


Karnataka's Bandipur-Nagarahole not a safe haven for big cats
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Sunday, August 21, 2016

BENGALURU: With the shooting down of an adult male tiger in the Maddur Range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve whose carcass was detected on August 14, the Nagarahole-Bandipur region in Karnataka has already ...More


Python alarm at Chhatarpur farmhouse
The Hindu , Sunday, August 21, 2016

A python was rescued from a farmhouse in South Delhi’s Chhatarpur on Saturday, but not before it left the residents rattled. NGO Wildlife SOS said that the eight-foot-long snake was caught by a rapid ...More


Machhali, the legend of Ranthambhore will live on...
ARIJIT BANERJEE
DNA India , Friday, August 19, 2016

Machhali, also known as Mataji, was a living wonder. Born in 1997, she lived for two decades, defying both observation and science. The average life of a wild tiger is held to be around 12 years, Mach ...More


Jai, tiger from Umred forest near Nagpur, may have been poached
Pradip Kumar Maitra
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, August 18, 2016

The iconic tiger Jai — that has been missing from the Umred-Karhandla wildlife sanctuary near Nagpur since April 18 — may have fallen prey to poachers. The popular big cat has been credited with bo ...More


Snow leopard census in 4 states under `Secure Himalaya Project’
Indileak , Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dehradun (Uttarakhand): Diminishing number of snow leopards in the state is a cause of concern for the government and that is why it has finally drawn a plan to save this rare feline species from exti ...More


Wildlife experts to probe tiger death
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MYSURU: Experts from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau are expected to arrive in Bandipur Tiger Reserve to study India's first tiger death due to a gunshot wound this year. A 12-year-old tiger was ...More


Kawal tigers face poaching threat in Telangana
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hyderabad: Two tigers, a male and a female, which inhabit the Kawal Tiger Reserve, are under severe threat from poachers. In the past five months three poaching incidents have occurred in the core are ...More


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