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Tiger skin, bones seized from Khatima forest range, two arrested
Aakash Ahuja
The Times of India , Monday, January 01, 2018

Rudrapur: Foresters and special operations group (SOG) arrested two men from the Khatima forest range in Champawat district during a joint search operation on Sunday and seized a tiger skin and bones ...More


Poor monitoring of tigers leading to inflated numbers: Biologist Karanth (IANS Interview)
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, January 01, 2018

Poaching of tigers is still a big threat in some parts of India and, despite massive funding, the science underlying their monitoring is poor. Reason: Forest managers who dictate how monitoring should ...More


Spike in blackbuck population
J Praveen Paul Joseph
The Hindu , Monday, January 01, 2018

Thanks to protection and conservation With efforts for protection and conservation, the Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary (Antelope cervicapra) has witnessed a spike in the blackbucks population in Valla ...More


Tiger skin, bones seized from Khatima forest range, two arrested
NYOOOZ , Monday, January 01, 2018

Rudrapur: Foresters and special operations group (SOG) arrested two men from the Khatima forest range in Champawat district during a joint search operation on Sunday and seized a tiger skin and bones ...More


Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect
AFP
India. Com , Monday, January 01, 2018

Beijing, Dec 31 (AFP) China’s complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing’s efforts to rein in what was once the world’s largest market for ill ...More


Birth control for problem animals: Which drug, how to administer it
Sowmiya Ashok
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has approved a 10-year research project that will attempt to develop an immunocontraceptive to bring down the populations of Asian elephants, Nilgais, wild pigs ...More


115 new species found in Greater Mekong region
IANS
Zee News , Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bangkok: A crocodile lizard, a snail-eating turtle and a horseshoe bat are among the 115 new species discovered by scientists in Southeast Asia's Mekong River region in 2016, the World Wildlife Fund ( ...More


Wildlife numbers fall in Jharkhand even as forest cover increases
NYOOOZ , Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Black bucks no longer bellow here and the Chinkara’s snort is barely heard in Jharkhand now. The presence of around a dozen wildlife species , including the tiger and leopards , and birds such as the ...More


Gurgaon resident complains of inaction against animal poachers in Aravallis
NYOOOZ , Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A week after a Gurgaon resident filed a complaint against wildlife poaching in the Aravallis near Tata Raisina Residency on Golf Course Extension Road, another resident wrote to the state government a ...More


115 new species found in Southeast Asia’s Mekong River: World Wildlife Fund
IANS
News X , Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Around 115 new species have been discovered by the scientists in Southeast Asia's Mekong River region. These bring the total number of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians discovered ...More


India, neighbours agree to conduct joint tiger census
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, December 18, 2017

New Delhi: Starting a new chapter in tiger conservation efforts, India and its neighbours Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh have decided to conduct a joint census of their tiger population. The Indian sub ...More


30 Million euro intervention to combat wildlife trafficking
IANS
The Times of India , Thursday, December 07, 2017

NAIROBI: As part of a 30 million euro intervention, the EU has signed a 17.2 million euro agreement with three UN institutions working jointly to reduce the illegal killing of wildlife and trafficking ...More


Uttarakhand forest minister to discuss setting up of wildlife crime control bureau in state with the Centre
Nihi Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The state government is in talks with the wildlife crime control bureau to set up an office of the bureau in Uttarakhand that will report on organised crimes against wild species. The wildlife crim ...More


Nagaland: Hornbill birds return to Mokokchung after 3 decades,
The Northeast Today , Sunday, December 03, 2017

Kohima, December 2, 2017: As the 18th edition of Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival is progressing, a number of visitors are making their way to Nagaland to witness this mega-event. Though the Hornbill bir ...More


Five bird traps seized
E – Pao , Saturday, December 02, 2017

Imphal, December 01 2017: As a part of the drive against illegal trapping and poaching of migratory birds under Thoubal Forest Division, a drive was conducted at Khongyampat near TangjengKhunjao and M ...More


More than three lakh migratory birds throng Kashmir Valley
M Saleem Pandit
The Times of India , Saturday, December 02, 2017

SRINAGAR: With the onset of winter, over three lakh migratory birds from central Asia and southern Europe have arrived at more than 400 water bodies in the Kashmir Valley. Thousands of Mallards, Co ...More


Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka
AFP
The New Indian Express , Friday, December 01, 2017

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. Villagers in the island's northwest ...More


Rise in mammal population in Bhitarkanika National Park
State Times , Thursday, November 30, 2017

According to the latest head count report released by the forest department, the enumerators spotted 7,129 mammals of 14 species in Kendrapara district while the figure stood at 6,122 last year. “The ...More


Illegal sand mining threatens winter habitat of black-necked Tibetan cranes in Tawang
Scroll. In , Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Persistent illegal sand and gravel mining in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, threatens one of the two known Indian winter habitats of black-necked cranes that fly in from Tibet at the end of every year. L ...More


India, Nepal, Bhutan join hands for mapping tigers
Richa Sharma
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: India, Nepal and Bhutan are set to start a joint exercise for mapping of tigers and their habitats in high altitude ranges as none of the Census has so far done a comprehensive assessment o ...More


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