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Flying squirrel poached, three held
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, March 20, 2016

NAGPUR: Three tribals were held for poaching a flying squirrel in Chichgarh range under Gondia forest division. A live monitor lizard was also seized from them. The incident occurred at in Wadekasa ...More


Javadekar seeks report from Uttarakhand over tiger skin haul
Nihi Sharma Sahani
The Hindustan Times , Friday, March 18, 2016

Union forest minister Prakash Javadekar has sought a report from Uttarakhand on seizure of five tiger pelts from Haridwar. Earlier this week, a police Special Task Force reported its biggest haul of ...More


3 bombs seized from tiger poacher disposed of
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Friday, March 18, 2016

Nagpur: Two days after Amravati principal district judge suspended the sentence of notorious tiger poacher Bhajan Hotel Dhurve, three bombs seized from his accomplice Shiri Chouhan were disposed of in ...More


Fishing banned to protect dolphins
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, March 17, 2016

Guwahati: Kamrup (Metro) district administration has imposed a ban on fishing in the Brahmaputra in certain areas, keeping in mind the danger faced by the Ganges River Dolphin. Deputy Commissioner ...More


52 endangered turtles, 13 parakeets rescued in Uttar Pradesh
IANS
Mid – Day , Thursday, March 17, 2016

Agra: A total of 52 endangered turtles and 13 parakeets have been rescued from poachers and smugglers in a drive launched by the Uttar Pradesh forest department with the support of NGO Wildlife SOS. U ...More


'52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive'
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Delhi-based wildlife body today claimed that over 50 turtles of endangered species were found "trapped" in a poacher's net in Agra out of which only 10 could be rescued alive. "52 endangered tur ...More


Couple held for selling deer skin, antlers in Tamil Nadu
P Oppili
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CHENNAI: Forest officials in Tamil Nadu arrested a narikorava (a hunting tribe) couple when they tried to sell spotted deer skins and antlers at Gingee on Tuesday. The accused have been identified ...More


Forest dept could have prevented tiger poaching in CTR
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DEHRADUN: A day after the special task force (STF) of Uttarakhand police seized the skins of five big cats from a gang of poachers, a red alert was issued in the entire Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). It ...More


On alert, to check poaching during summer
G. ANAND
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wildcats vulnerable during visits to dwindling waterholes, wildfires. The Forest Department has stepped up surveillance in Idukki and Wayanad districts in the wake of intelligence forecasts that hunt ...More


Juvenile dusty eagle owl seized from smugglers in Agra
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Illegal trade in owls was exposed in Agra district ofUttar Pradesh when a nature photographer tipped-off the Wildlife SOS NGO after spying a group of men with a bag containing an owlet. Photographer ...More


U’khand: DNA profiling of tigers in 34 reserves to begin in April
Nihi Sharma Sahani
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will begin DNA profiling of remaining tigers in 34 tiger reserves from April this year. The profiling will help in understanding the origin of tiger pa ...More


Five tiger skins seized from poacher in Uttarakhand
PTI
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A poacher, having links with an international gang of wildlife smugglers, was arrested with five tiger skins and bones worth Rs 70 lakh in international market, in Uttarakhand’sHaridwar district, poli ...More


Baby eagle-owl rescued from smugglers
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Agra: Timely action by a nature photographer and the Wildlife SOS helped save a young owl at Patholi village on Monday. The bird had fallen from its nest and was held captive by a group of men. The sm ...More


Is Corbett turning into poachers’ den?
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DEHRADUN: The revelations by an arrested member of the Bawaria gang has raised serious questions about the safety of tigers in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). The gang would travel barely 1 ...More


Elephant poaching case accused’s trail goes cold
G. ANAND
The Hindu , Monday, March 14, 2016

The trail of one of the suspected top-rung ivory dealers in the State has gone cold, according to the Forest Department investigators. They had stumbled on SudheendraBabu, the 60-year-old elusive sus ...More


Man wanted in elephant poaching cases held in Tamil Nadu
P Oppili
The Times of India , Monday, March 14, 2016

CHENNAI: Forest officials from Theni along with their counterparts in Tirupur arrested a man wanted in elephant poaching cases in Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Madurai circle conservator NiharRanjan said t ...More


Elephant poacher, accomplice held
The Hindu , Monday, March 14, 2016

A suspected elephant poacher and his accomplice were arrested in Tirupur district and produced before Uthamapalayam Judicial Magistrate Court on Sunday. The court remanded them in 15 days judicial cus ...More


Man held with 13 live monitor lizards
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, March 11, 2016

CHENNAI/CUDDALORE: Cuddalore forest officials arrested the kingpin of a monitor lizard smuggling racket in Hosur at midnight on Wednesday .Officials seized13 live monitor lizards from Y Mehboob, a res ...More


Record 1,300 rhinos poached in Africa in 2015
AFP
The Economic Times , Thursday, March 10, 2016

GENEVA: More than 1,300 rhinos were poached in Africa last year, a record since 2008 when South Africa banned trade in rhino horns, leading conservation body IUCN said on Wednesday. "The number of Afr ...More


Birds leaving Valley early as temperature rises
IANS
The Economic Times , Thursday, March 10, 2016

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of migratory birds are bidding an early adieu to Kashmir this year because of unusually hot temperatures and scant rain and snowfall. "Normally, the migration back to summer home ...More


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