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Nalabana to be shut for two weeks for annual bird count
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The Times of India , Sunday, December 27, 2015

BERHAMPUR: The wildlife authorities on Friday imposed a two-week ban on entry of visitors into Nalabana, the bird sanctuary inside the Chilika Lake. The blanket prohibition will be enforced till the c ...More


Centre chokes Project Tiger of funds
The Times of India , Saturday, December 26, 2015

KOLKATA: A last-minute decision by the Union government to change the funding pattern of Project Tiger could send conservation programmes haywire across the country. Bengal, for instance, is suddenl ...More


Feathered friends arrive
The Hindu , Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary at Kodiakarai in Nagapattinam district is witnessing a huge turnout of migratory birds this year, thanks to heavy monsoon rains since September this year. This ...More


Heavy rains attract migratory birds to Point CalimerSancturay
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, December 25, 2015

The Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary at Kodiakarai in Nagapattinam district is witnessing a huge turnout of migratory birds this year, thanks to heavy monsoon rains since September this year. Thi ...More


Over 30% fall in region's water birds numbers in 1 yr
The Times of India , Friday, December 25, 2015

NAGPUR: The region around Nagpur has witnessed major reduction in population of water birds. Compared to last year's count of 15,000, the number came down to around 10,000 this year during the annual ...More


Leopard poaching
Animal parts seized; five held
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Forest personnel attached to the Punalur Divisional Forest Office (DFO) on Tuesday seized four teeth and 13 claws of a leopard. Punalur divisional forest officer Koshy John told The Hindu that five p ...More


Poachers arrested from Chilika
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

At least three poachers were arrested by wildlife personnel near Sorana under the Tangi range for allegedly hunting migratory birds in Chilika Lake in Odisha, officials said today. Wildlife person ...More


Call to protect tiger corridors
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nagpur: Experts and forest officials from Maharashtra and neighbouring Madhya Pradesh — both together have 550 tigers — on Monday admitted that tiger reserves and source tiger population areas will ha ...More


Three held with nine dead birds in Chilika
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The Times of India , Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BERHAMPUR: At least three poachers were arrested by wildlife personnel near Sorana under the Tangi range for allegedly hunting migratory birds in Chilika Lake on Sunday evening. "The accused were i ...More


Obama administration enacts protections for lions after Cecil furore
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The Times of India , Monday, December 21, 2015

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decad ...More


Monkey case: 10 held may not face legal action
NishikantKarlikar
The Times of India , Monday, December 21, 2015

THANE: The 10 accused arrested with a five-inch monkey last week are unlikely to face any legal action for poaching or under the wild life protection laws as the monkey has not been listed as an endan ...More


Assam Rifles jawan among rhino poachers held in West Bengal
Bibhas Bhattacharyya
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, December 20, 2015

An Assam Rifles jawan, who took 15-days leave from duty, was among a gang of four poachers nabbed in Jalpaiguri by the forest department on Saturday. BayonaUbin, 38, a resident of Arunachal Pradesh ...More


Bird Deaths Baffle Madhupur Forest Officials
The New Indian Express , Saturday, December 19, 2015

BHUBANESWAR: With bird flu apprehensions ruled out, the mass mortality of peacocks in Madhupur village, on the borders of Chandaka and Khurda forest divisions, has gone murkier. While toxicity or pois ...More


Endangered blackbucks fall prey to live fence wires
K H Obalesh
Deccan Herald , Saturday, December 19, 2015

Illegal electric fencing, installed by farmers to protect their crops from wild boars, have turned into death traps for blackbucks in Chamarajanagar. The endangered species are found in large numbe ...More


Wildlife smuggling on the rise, 3 held with tiger skin
VineetUpadhyay
The Times of India , Thursday, December 17, 2015

NAINITAL: Incidents of poaching and wildlife smuggling are witnessing a rise in Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts of the state. On Tuesday, three suspected poachers were arrested with tiger ski ...More


Forest department's unique idea to curb poaching at Pench National Park
Dhaval Kulkarni
DNA India , Thursday, December 17, 2015

The state forest department is trying to kill two birds with one stone. To deter poaching, illegal tree felling and grazing in the buffer zone of the Pench wildlife sanctuary, the authorities have beg ...More


Injured turtles to stay in zoo till they recover
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The Times of India , Saturday, December 12, 2015

BHUBANESWAR: Twelve fresh water turtles (ChitraIndica), which were rescued a few days ago and are considered endangered, will be kept for a little while longer at Nandankanan zoo here as they are unde ...More


Dhakna poaching case: 3 tiger traders sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment
The Indian Express , Friday, December 11, 2015

An Amravati court has sentenced three tiger traders Ranjit, Sarju and Dalbir to seven years rigorous imprisonment in the Dhakna tiger poaching case of Melghat. These offenders have already spent two ...More


Twelve Soft Shell Turtles Rescued
The New Indian Express , Thursday, December 10, 2015

CUTTACK: Forest officials on Wednesday rescued 12 narrow headed soft shell turtles from an islet of Kathjodi river at Anlatalanga village near 42 Mouza in the city. Acting on a tip-off, forest offici ...More


35 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Last 6 Years
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

BHUBANESWAR: Despite claiming to have taken several steps to stop poaching of elephants in the State, at least 35 elephants were killed by poachers in Odisha since 2010-11. Forest and environment min ...More


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