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Mumbai: 100 Indian star tortoises rescued in covert op
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, August 20, 2015

In a joint covert operation by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and the anti-poaching unit of the forest department, Thane, 100 Indian star tortoises, protected under schedule IV of the Wildli ...More


Building a refuge
Samad Kottur
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, August 18, 2015

River Tungabhadra in Karnataka is home to all sorts of wildlife – otters, turtles, fishes and crocodiles. In particular, sand banks and islands on the riverbed are the main breeding grounds for such s ...More


Democratic conservation of biodiversity is must
Radheshyam Jadhav
The Times of India , Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PUNE: India ranks among the top ten species rich nations in the world and is known for its rich biological diversity and high endemism. Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and Zoological Survey of India ( ...More


ANGLING FOR A RARE SIGHT OF THE MAHSEER
Preeti Zachariah
Live Mint , Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Gordon Mulley, a seasoned angler, can tell you exactly when he caught his very first mahseer. “It was the year 1966 and I was all of 16 when I found my big fellow in the rapids of the Cauvery, a littl ...More


Aggressive wildlife conservation is the need of the hour
The Hindustan Times , Monday, August 17, 2015

India’s wildlife is once again caught in the crosshairs. This was borne out by two reports that appeared in the media last week. According to the National Tiger Protection Authority and Traffic In ...More


Poaching in Kerala triggers alarm bells in Bandipur
R. KRISHNA KUMAR
The Hindu , Monday, August 17, 2015

The Edamalayar elephant poaching case in Kerala has triggered alarm bells in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve where anti-poaching camps have been put on high alert. Though there is no contiguity of habitat ...More


MoU to study migratory behaviour of elephants
The Assam Tribune , Monday, August 17, 2015

GUWAHATI, Aug 16 - Assam’s Balipara Foundation has signed an MoU with the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) of Bengaluru to study the migratory behaviour of Asian elephants in the Kaziranga- ...More


GPS-aided cameras to keep track of Gir lions
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Friday, August 14, 2015

AHMEDABAD: The state forest department is getting ready to install GPS-aided 'camera traps' — a network of remotely operated system with motion and infrared sensors — in the Gir sanctuary. This will a ...More


GPS-aided cameras to keep track of Gir lions
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Friday, August 14, 2015

AHMEDABAD: The state forest department is getting ready to install GPS-aided 'camera traps' — a network of remotely operated system with motion and infrared sensors — in the Gir sanctuary. This will a ...More


100 elephants killed in 2 years across south
Viju B & P Oppili
The Times of India , Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kunjumon has lived most of his adult life in the forests of Kerala — as a government watchman and then as a cook for poachers. Going by his confessions to the police, he didn't find the transition any ...More


Maharashtra allows farmers to kill nilgais, wild boars that damage crops
KunalPurohit
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, August 13, 2015

In a controversial move, the Maharashtra government has legalised the hunting of nilgai, also known as blue bull, as well as wild boars, if they are found damaging crops. After the forest departmen ...More


Poachers held, 33 snakes recovered from city temples
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, August 13, 2015

AGRA: The forest department, in collaboration with the NGO Wildlife SOS, seized 33 snakes from endangered species from poachers in raids at three prominent city temples today. The poachers were allege ...More


33 endangered snakes rescued from Agra
BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN
The Hindu , Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thirty-three endangered snakes were rescued from poachers in Agra earlier this week by Delhi’s Wildlife SOS, in collaboration with the State Forest Department. The men were masquerading as snake charm ...More


Bangladesh tiger poaching sparks Sundarbans ban plan
AFP
The Times of India , Thursday, August 13, 2015

DHAKA: Bangladesh wildlife officials are mulling a ban on access to the Sundarbans after an alarming rise in poaching of tigers that live in the world's largest mangrove forest, rangers said on Tuesda ...More


Tiger conservationists upbeat, have high hopes from Big B
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nagpur: Conservationists, tourists and other stakeholders are upbeat and have high hopes from megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has consented to be the ambassador for tiger conservation and promote tiger ...More


India loses 41 tigers in 7 months
Neha Madaan
The Times of India , Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PUNE: Tiger deaths persisted in the country despite the Union and state governments' efforts towards conservation. The country lost close to 41 tigers from January until August 9 this year, similar ...More


Tiger-trade crackdown boosts lion-bone sales
Wildlife
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A crackdown on illegal tiger products in China has created a soaring trade in lion bones from South Africa to Asia, ecologists say. Alleged “tiger”-infused wines and traditional medicines are popular ...More


Tamil Nadu forest officials arrest man for poaching endangered pangolin
J Arockiaraj
The Times of India , Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MADURAI: Forest officials in Madurai on Monday arrested a man for selling the scales of a pangolin, an endangered species that is protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act. The a ...More


Lion population in Gir increases fourfold
DNA India , Monday, August 10, 2015

Population of lions has increased 4 folds in the lion territory of Gujarat, Gir. Apart from the one poaching incident, five deaths by electrocution and 13 lions that washed away in the flash floods, G ...More


Gir villages take pride in their lions
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Monday, August 10, 2015

AHMEDABAD: In the past decade, there has been a 4-fold increase in the lion territory in Gujarat. Villagers living on the periphery of Gir sanctuary take pride in the growth of the lion population in ...More


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