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Mambas with a sharp bite!
JESSICA ALDRED
The Hindu , Tuesday, March 01, 2016

“The Black Mambas are winning the war on poaching,” insists SiphiweSithole. “We have absolutely zero tolerance for rhino poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. The poachers will fall — but it will n ...More


Bor tiger crosses NH6, finds new home in Katol forest
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Nagpur: After a Tadoba tiger traversing 140 km to reach Nagzira, another dispersal of a male tiger has been reported, this time from Bor Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Wardha to Katol forest. The tiger, whic ...More


No let-up in Edamalayar poaching
HIRAN UNNIKRISHNAN
The Hindu , Monday, February 29, 2016

Two days ago, the forest officers under the Malayattur division nabbed 49-year-old Varghese Thondingal on charges of poaching a sambar from the Pooyamkutty forests. The person, who had been under sur ...More


TIGER PROTECTION IN STATE WITNESSES RISE
MayuriPhadnis
Pune Mirror , Monday, February 29, 2016

If all goes well, Maharashtra might get its seventh reserve at Tipeshwar Once under the purview of project tiger, the forest receives a high conservation status. Looking at this aspect, there has b ...More


‘Protecting corridors key to increasing tiger numbers’
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nagpur: Aditya Joshi, 28, is a reputed wildlife biologist with internationally recognized work from Nagpur. A recipient of the prestigious UllasKaranth-Paul Getty Award for excellence in the field of ...More


2 held with carcasses of six peacocks
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, February 28, 2016

Jaipur: Two poachers were caught red-handed while carrying carcasses of six peacocks that they had killed by feeding them poisoned grains in Bundi on Saturday. It is the standard modus operandi of the ...More


Wildlife drones help thwart rhino poaching in South African
AP
The Asian Age , Friday, February 26, 2016

In hills where Zulu royalty once hunted wildlife, South African conservationists now scan live video from a thermal-imaging camera attached to a drone, looking for heat signatures of poachers stalking ...More


Karnataka's Pangolins Poached to Verge of Extinction
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Friday, February 26, 2016

BENGALURU: The World Pangolin Day celebrated this week hopes to raise awareness on the plight of the most illegally-traded mammal in the world. Local wildlife experts say that the situation is so di ...More


Endangered tiger killed in Myanmar after attack: State media
PTI
DNA India , Friday, February 26, 2016

An endangered tiger was shot dead by security forces in eastern Myanmar on Thursday after it attacked local fishermen as they tended their nets, the state military newspaper reported. Soldiers and lo ...More


Clampdown on pangolin poaching has deterrent effect
R. KRISHNAMOORTHY
The Hindu , Thursday, February 25, 2016

Though a clampdown late last year on pangolin poachers has reflected in a deterrent effect seemingly, the Forest Department is yet in pursuit of a main accused in the case. About eight poachers opera ...More


Agra Police rescues 2100 ducks being smuggled to Chandigarh
Siraj Qureshi
India Today , Thursday, February 25, 2016

When the police stopped a truck from Karnataka for routine checking in Agra, little did they know that they will unravel a huge racket involving the smuggling of ducks for exotic consumption. Now the ...More


Saving okapi from extinction
JESSICA ALDRED
The Hindu , Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Conservationists have called for urgent action to stop armed militia and illegal mining in protected central African forests from driving the elusive okapi to extinction. A 10-year plan to save the “ ...More


India’s humble pangolin scrambles for survival
AnkitaSengupta
The Asian Age , Wednesday, February 24, 2016

While pangolin trade is illegal in India wildlife experts say that these scaly ant-eaters are being hunted in enormous numbers. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau’s data back up this claim. As the tig ...More


GOVT APATHETIC TOWARDS STOP TIGER POACHING: RTI ACTIVIST
The Pioneer , Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Right To Information (RTI) and wildlife activist Ajay Dubey on Tuesday questioned that why Madhya Pradesh Forest Department hides instances of tiger poaching and why it fails to get poachers convicted ...More


Nearly 20% of Finland's wolves killed during month-long cull
AFP
Business Standard , Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nearly one fifth of Finland's endangered wolf population was killed in a controversial month-long cull which ended, authorities said today. Authorities gave permits to licensed hunters to kill 46 ...More


Teams comb 4,000 hectare forest area for poaching clues
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jaipur: Desperate to find clues in the panther's attempted poaching case in JaisinghpuraKhor, three forest department teams combed through nearly 4,000 hectare forest area on the fringes of the city o ...More


Father, son arrested for killing two migratory birds
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Monday, February 22, 2016

Wildlife officials have arrested a father-son duo for allegedly killing two migratory birds near Mangalajodi at Chilikalake in Odisha. Meat of ruddy shelduck and larger whistling duck along with a ...More


Pangolins face extinction in India, wildlife body warns
PTI
The Economic Times , Saturday, February 20, 2016

NEW DELHI: On the eve of World Pangolin Day, a wildlife body on Friday highlighted the extreme impact caused by poaching and illegal trade of the species and stressed the need for coordinated action t ...More


Rise in tiger population
IANS
The Hindu , Saturday, February 20, 2016

The HuaiKhaKhaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand has become the only site in Southeast Asia where tigers are confirmed to be increasing in population, says a study. The Government of Thailand, in coll ...More


Tigers make a comeback at Thai national park
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, February 20, 2016

The depleted tiger population in Thailand has started to rebound, after over a decade of efforts to curb poaching at a conservation park in UthaiThani province, the media reported on Friday. Accord ...More


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