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38 teams to conduct wildlife census in ATR
The Hindu , Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The forest department officials started enumeration of tiger, other carnivores and their prey population in the 450 sq km area of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve that falls under the Udumalpet and Amaravat ...More


NTCA data puts tiger deaths at 69 last year, up from 2014
NeerajSantoshi
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) revealed that 69 tigers died across the country in 2015, a marginal increase from the corresponding figures for 2014. According to tigernet, the offic ...More


Nine poachers held, 2 foresters suspended in barking deer case
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

KOLHAPUR: The forest department on Monday arrested nine persons and suspended two foresters in the case of alleged poaching of barking deer in the core area of the Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary. A se ...More


Poaching rampant on UoH campus
NIKHILA HENRY
The Hindu , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

From peacocks to star turtles, wild hare, rabbits, wild boars and bats are under threat, forest officers and some campus whistle-blowers said. he University of Hyderabad (UoH), which were to declare ...More


Online sale of air rifles comes to hunters' aid
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 05, 2016

HYERABAD: The deer carcass found at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Sunday has put a spotlight on how the easy availability of air guns on the internet has emerged as a major threat the wildlife ...More


Two ‘poachers’ held in Pilibhit reserve
Kanwardeep Singh
The Times of India , Monday, January 04, 2016

Pilibhit: Two men suspected of poaching were held by officials of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve on Sunday. The two are suspected to belong to a larger gang of poachers. Officials suspect the two were par ...More


2 tigers found dead, train kills leopard
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Monday, January 04, 2016

Nagpur: Death of four tiger cubs in Pathri in Chandrapur a few days ago, followed by deaths of two tigers and a leopard in the region on Sunday has stunned wildlife lovers . In the first incident rep ...More


Tiger tourism is burning bright
AnushkaSivakumar
Deccan Herald , Monday, January 04, 2016

The tiger, with its cloak of majesty and might, always demands awe and respect, and rightly so. Karnataka, of course, boasts of rich tiger reserves that promises extraordinary sights. As weekends daw ...More


7 leopard deaths in Kerala last year
IGNATIUS PEREIRA
The Hindu , Sunday, January 03, 2016

Leopard deaths from the State during 2015 stood at a low of seven compared to 352 deaths reported from across the country. Besides, of 76 leopard skins seized from different parts of the country, only ...More


SGNP saw 2 leopard deaths in last two months of 2015
The Times of India , Saturday, January 02, 2016

MUMBAI: The highly decomposed body of a two-year-old male leopard was found in Yeoor Hills in mid-November last year, three weeks before another leopard was found dead along the Shilonda trail in Sanj ...More


Six men arrested for electrocuting spotted deer at Kalamgaon village
Mazhar Ali
The Times of India , Saturday, January 02, 2016

Chandrapur: While foresters are on the toes searching for the missing mother tigress in Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra's (FDCM) Pathri and Soli ranges, poachers electrocuted a spotted d ...More


Study sounds alarm for slow-breeding Africa's forest elephants
The Times of India , Friday, January 01, 2016

PARIS: Even without poachers, Central Africa's forest elephants would need almost a century to get their numbers back up to 2002 levels, said a study that pried into the elusive creatures' slow-breedi ...More


Home turns hell for Olive Ridley turtles in Odisha
Rakesh Dixit
India Today , Thursday, December 31, 2015

Carcasses of more than 500 endangered Olive Ridley turtles, the flagship wildlife species of the state, have been spotted on the beaches of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada district setting a ...More


Armed poachers hunting for wild boar nabbed in Vasai jungle
Sandhya Nair
The Times of India , Thursday, December 31, 2015

MUMBAI: A gang of armed poachers hunting for wild boar in the Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary in Vasai have been arrested. Those arrested are tribals from Palghar district. There is a rise in poachin ...More


Major reptile smuggling racket unearthed after 2 arrests in Kolkata
Joydeep Thakur
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 31, 2015

The arrest of two small-time turtle traders in North Kolkata in August has triggered a domino effect in what is turning out to be one of the largest wildlife smuggling rackets in the country in recent ...More


Killing of migratory birds rampant in Vasai
Virat A Singh
DNA India , Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bird watchers, who were on a regular birding trip in Vasai on Wednesday morning, were in for shock on seeing a couple of locals not only poaching Wooly Necked Storks — a three feet local migrant bird ...More


GIB SANCTUARY REDUCED TO QUARTER OF ITS CURRENT AREA
Pune Mirror , Thursday, December 31, 2015

Indicating a drastic reduction of space for a highly endangered species, the state has decided to shrink the boundaries of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) Sanctuary in Solapur and Ahmednagar districts ...More


Forest department nabs seven poachers from Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary
Virat A Singh
DNA India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The forest department — which has already intensified patrolling in the forest area after they found a carcass of a leopard at the Shilonda trail of Sanjay Gandhi National Park — managed to nab seven ...More


Four cubs die, tigress missing; Maha wildlife dept seeks help from CBI
Pradip Kumar Maitra
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The state wildlife department suspects that the tigress in Chandrapur’s protected forest, which went missing for four days, may have been poached, or has died of other reasons. Maharashtra forest min ...More


Special tiger protection force to keep watch outside reserve too
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Chandrapur: Forest minister SudhirMungantiwar on Tuesday announced that forest department is going deploy special tiger protection force (STPF) in tiger bearing areas even out of the tiger projects. ...More


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