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Trouble in avian paradise as the hunt goes on
Ananda Banerjee
Live Mint , Saturday, September 02, 2017

As we slip into autumn, millions of birds are leaving the northern latitudes and heading south on their annual migration. Waterfowl of various shapes, sizes and colours will spend the winter months in ...More


South Africa’s first online rhino horn auction did little to end poaching (and could even worsen it)
Scroll. In , Friday, September 01, 2017

Private rhino horn owner John Hume recently held South Africa’s first online rhino horn auction, a major event in the ongoing fight by private rhino owners to be able to sell legal horn stocks. But in ...More


Thailand seizes 136 smuggled live pangolins
Pangolins, Poaching, Animal Care, Wildlife
Reuters , Friday, September 01, 2017

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai customs have confiscated 136 live pangolins, the world’s most poached animal, and 450 kg (992 lb) of pangolin scales worth 2.5 million baht ($75,000), officials said on Thursd ...More


Poaching attempt foiled in Kaziranga
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Friday, September 01, 2017

GUWAHATI: A poaching attempt in the flood-hit Kaziranga National Park was foiled after forest guards resorted to firing on Wednesday. A five-member poachers' gang, armed with automatic rifles, entered ...More


Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa
AFP
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Johannesburg: An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa gave the go-ahead for the sale, which has outraged conservationists. South African authorities had m ...More


#DNAExclusive: Why Ranthambhore is losing its big cats
KartikeyTanwar
DNA India , Monday, August 21, 2017

Little over a decade has passed since Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan lost all its tigers to poaching. The horrific times for wildlife conservation are still etched in the memorie ...More


2100 pangolin scales, leopard skin seized in Haridwar
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Friday, August 11, 2017

Dehradun: A suspected smuggler was caught with a leopard skin, 2,100 pangolin scales and a kg of monitor lizard meat in Haridwar on Thursday in a joint operation by the Rajaji Tiger Reserve and NGO Tr ...More


As Uttarakhand sleeps on proposal to appoint wildlife wardens, TN offers a lesson
Nihi Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Friday, August 11, 2017

Uttarakhand can take a leaf out of Tamil Nadu’s book to appoint retired divisional forest officers as honorary wildlife wardens to keep a check on poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Drought-h ...More


23 star tortoises handed over to Thane NGO for better care; 84 turtles had died in Byculla zoo
The Times of India , Thursday, August 10, 2017

THANE : With an aim to save the remaining 23 Star Tortoises, the Thane Forest Department decided to handover them to a wildlife NGO RAWW on Tuesday night for better care. In November 2015, the Than ...More


12 tiger whiskers seized; 3 more held
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nagpur: In yet another development in the Pench poaching racket, 12 tiger whiskers were seized from a fishermen on late Tuesday night while three more persons from Kolitmara in West Pench were arreste ...More


Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence Vishal Gulati
Millennium Post , Thursday, August 10, 2017

Allowing trade in rhino horns in South Africa will undercut enforcement efforts in rest of Africa, China, Vietnam and other Asian countries. It is a major setback in tackling trafficking in wildli ...More


Only 23 of 107 rescued star tortoises survived at Mumbai’s Byculla zoo
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, August 10, 2017

Only 23 of 107 star tortoises that were transferred to the Byculla Zoo for rehabilitation two years ago have survived. On Tuesday, the anti-poaching unit of the Thane forest department transported ...More


Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence: US wildlife advocate
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, August 10, 2017

Allowing trade in rhino horns in South Africa will undercut enforcement efforts in rest of Africa, China, Vietnam and other Asian countries. It is a major setback in tackling trafficking in wildlife, ...More


2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade
New Delhi Times , Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the i ...More


Govt figures under-reported on tiger deaths
Orissa Post , Tuesday, August 08, 2017

New Delhi, August 7: There seems to be a significant difference in the figures given by the government and those recorded by some organisations on the number of tiger deaths due to poaching or natural ...More


Here come the tigers
Pritha Lahiri
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, August 08, 2017

While less human lives are lost from tiger attacks now, the big cat population is also not declining in the India’s Sundarbans National Park (SNP), the world’s biggest mangrove forest and genepool, sa ...More


Police outdo forest department in cracking wildlife cases
Nihi Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, August 08, 2017

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand police’s special task force (STF) is making more crackdowns on poaching activities than the forest department even as both agencies are jointly working to check illegal wildl ...More


India needs to be more transparent in snow leopard conservation
Indileak , Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Cartagena (Colombia): India supports a robust population of the endangered snow leopard but its conservation-research data is not shared and doesn’t contribute to the global efforts to conserve the sp ...More


Wildlife thriving around Haryana Aravallis, big cat count increases four-fold
Ajay Kumar
India Today , Friday, August 04, 2017

Wildlife is thriving around Haryana Aravallis, alongside the concrete jungles. According to the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), five NCR districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Mewat, Rewari and Mahendra ...More


Forest department looking to develop two new bird sanctuaries
Lakshmikantha BK
The Times of India , Friday, August 04, 2017

MYSURU: Ranganathuttu Bird Sanctuary writes itself on to the itinerary of more or less every other visitor to the old Mysuru region. The sanctuary, which draws winged guests from across the country, i ...More


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