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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


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


Key link to Indo-China pangolin smuggling nabbed from Mizoram
P Naveen
The Times of India , Sunday, August 09, 2015

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh forest department arrested another key link in the Indo-China international pangolin smuggling racket from Mizoram. The accused, LaltlanKunga, a resident of Kolasib district in ...More


Lansdowne forest official seeks manpower for tiger protection
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Saturday, August 08, 2015

DEHRADUN: The good news for tiger conservationist this year is that 156 tigers have been spotted in Lansdowne Forest Division in March. The bad news is that forest patrolling in the area, which has wi ...More


South Africa, Namibia criticize airline ban on animal trophies
The Times of India , Saturday, August 08, 2015

JOHANNESBURG: Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport of parts of animals killed in hunts. South Africa is d ...More


Biodiverse Mumbai: Study finds 150 species of birds at Mahul-Sewri
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, August 07, 2015

An ongoing study at the Mahul-Sewri mudflats to help the conservation of flamingos has found that the wetlands have around 150 species of birds. The five-year long study by the Bombay Natural Hist ...More


China pledges USD 2 million to curb poaching in Zimbabwe
AFP
Business Standard , Friday, August 07, 2015

China, which is accused of fuelling the trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn, today pledged equipment worth USD 2 million to curb poaching in Zimbabwe. The funding came after Zimbabwe's wildlife ...More


Biodiverse Mumbai: Study finds 150 species of birds at Mahul-Sewri
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, August 07, 2015

An ongoing study at the Mahul-Sewri mudflats to help the conservation of flamingos has found that the wetlands have around 150 species of birds. The five-year long study by the Bombay Natural Hist ...More


32 persons arrested in connection with elephant poaching
PTI
Business Standard , Thursday, August 06, 2015

As many as 32 persons have been arrested so far after the Forest Department launched anti-elephant poaching raid following the discovery of six carcasses of elephants in state forest regions recently, ...More


Kerala to join hands with southern States to tackle forest crime
The Hindu , Thursday, August 06, 2015

Kerala is seeking the help of other south Indian States to combat wildlife poaching and smuggling of sandalwood and red sanders. The southern Forest Ministers’ conference beginning here on Thursday w ...More


Fadnavis launches initiative for tiger conservation in Maharashtra
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, August 05, 2015

With an eye on wildlife tourism, the Maharashtra government is all set to embark on a new mission to conserve the tiger. The mission, launched on Tuesday, is a multi-pronged effort by the government, ...More


Poachers kill fishing cats, pose for camera
Krishnendu Mukherjee
The Times of India , Monday, August 03, 2015

KOLKATA: The brutal killing of a leopard in Purulia recently is still fresh in our minds. In a similar incident, as many as five fishing cats — Bengal's state animal — were reportedly killed by some p ...More


Proposed new wildlife laws may go against endangered animals
Hindustan Times
The Hindustan Times , Monday, August 03, 2015

In August 2013, a wildlife conservation organisation released a photograph of a male leopard that had been captured by the Assam wildlife department after it strayed into a human settlement. It’s one ...More


15 spotted black terrapins rescued, smuggler caught
P Oppili
The Times of India , Monday, August 03, 2015

CHENNAI: Foresters on Saturday rescued 15 spotted black terrapin turtles near Beach station and arrested a 27-year-old man from Kerala for smuggling them. The forest officials, from Kancheepuram d ...More


83 Sambar Antlers Seized, Two Held
The New Indian Express , Sunday, August 02, 2015

BARGARH :Two persons were arrested and 83 Sambar antlers seized from the vehicle in which they were travelling by Bargarh police on Dungri-Ambahona road here on Saturday. Those arrested are Manohar S ...More


Prince William honours African rhino ranger
ANI
The Financial Express , Sunday, August 02, 2015

Prince William has always been one of the royals who promotes animal rights, and in support of this he recently honoured an African man Edward Ndiritu, who had been fighting against the poachers in Af ...More


Killing of Cecil puts pressure on US to protect African lions
Reuters
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, August 02, 2015

The illegal killing of Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion by a US hunter has created pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but s ...More


No poaching incident reported from Corbett: Park director
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, August 01, 2015

Tiger poaching in Uttarakhand's Jim Corbett National Park has been controlled due to the hi-tech E-eye surveillance system. Corbett Tiger Reserve's Director Samir Sinha said in the recent past no ...More


Vellayani lifts veil on Painted stork
T.NANDAKUMAR
The Hindu , Saturday, August 01, 2015

A bird survey conducted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board at Vellayani Lake near here has revealed the presence of rare species, justifying the efforts to claim biodiversity heritage status for t ...More


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