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Elephant distribution in Western Ghats limited by human presence: study
R. KRISHNA KUMAR
The Hindu , Sunday, July 26, 2015

‘There’s a need to provide more strictly protected enclaves for jumbos’ A new scientific study on elephants in the Western Ghats landscape has indicated that their distribution was limited by human d ...More


Govts lock horns over rhino force
Wasim Rahman
The Telegraph , Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jorhat, July 24: The plan to raise an elite force for protection of rhinos in Assam with central funding has run into rough weather following differences between the state government and the Centre ov ...More


Centre, 3 states to take up artificial breeding of Great Indian Bustard
Sabu Cherian
Business Standard , Friday, July 24, 2015

Under an integrated collaborative effort, the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) along with the state governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra will soon underta ...More


CAG spills beans over tiger conservation in MP
Shashikant Trivedi
Business Standard , Thursday, July 23, 2015

Poor planning and inadequate management for wildlife not only claimed several tigers but also other animals like great Indian bustard (Son chiriya), sloth bear, chitals and wild dogs. Pointing out ...More


State Agencies Make Light of Wildlife Crimes
Dhinesh Kallungal
The New Indian Express , Thursday, July 23, 2015

KOCHI: The government’s decision to entrust the ongoing probe into the recent elephant poaching incidents and ivory tusk trade with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has exposed the apathy and ...More


Elephant poaching haunts Kerala
K.S. SUDHI
The Hindu , Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Centre asks State Forest Department to explain the steps taken for the protection of elephants. Pulling up the State Forest Department for lack of “adequate protection measures in the Edamalayar ...More


Fake tiger skin, lower hunting rate of the national animal
P Oppili
The Times of India , Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stripes are associated with valour and considered a symbol of warriors. But, this one will fade away when chemicals are poured on it. This is the fake tiger skin, which is doing the rounds in plenty, ...More


Villagers want officials to put an end to peacock poaching
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MADURAI: Villagers from Madakulam hillock situated on the outskirts of the city have appealed to the district administration to take efforts to safeguard peacocks from being poached in the farming ham ...More


One More Arrested in Poaching Case
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, July 22, 2015

KOCHI:Forest Department officials investigating the Edamalayar elephant poaching case on Tuesday arrested an accomplice of poaching racket kingpin Vasu, the Kothamangalam-native who was found dead at ...More


Kerala to seek WCCB's help in elephant poaching case
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kerala government has decided to seek the help of national Wildlife Crime Control Bureau for a comprehensive probe into the elephant poaching reported in the state forests recently. As poaching ...More


Karimbani elephant poaching case: Key accused found dead
HIRAN UNNIKRISHNAN
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vasu's gang had killed at least five elephants in Thundathil Forests. The Karimbani elephant poaching case took an adverse turn with the key accused, Aikkaramuttom Vasu, being found dead in a farmhou ...More


Expanding lion kingdom, shrinking manpower
Himanshu Kaushik
The Economic Times , Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AHMEDABAD: Lion census 2015 has pegged that the empire of the king of jungle is spread over 22,000 sq km — 2,000 sq km in Gir sanctuary and the rest outside. Out of 20,000 sq km area that is outside t ...More


Wildlife laws set for huge overhaul, draft policy ready
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The government has proposed a new set of regulations on hunting of wildlife outside protected areas such as national parks and sanctuaries as well as trade of non-endangered flora and fauna, which con ...More


Survey: 50 dolphins in 80-km stretch of Ganga
Nazar Abbas
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MORADABAD: In welcome news for the state of the Ganga river system, a survey has counted 50 river dolphins over an 80-km stretch of the river from Garhmukteshwar to Narora, a very high density conside ...More


In poachers’ lingo ‘bada wala’ is a tiger
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 20, 2015

BAHRAICH: A seminar on prevention of poaching was held at Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, additional superintendent of police (ASP), Special Task Force (STF), ...More


Rhinos, tigers may be protected by heart monitor tracking device
Renee Bonorchis
Live Mint , Monday, July 20, 2015

Johannesburg: Rhinos, tigers and elephants could be saved from poachers by their own heart beats, a global-tracking device and a video camera. “The heart rate monitor triggers the alarm the instant ...More


SC rejects bail to int’l tiger skin trader Chacha
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Friday, July 17, 2015

NAGPUR: Doors for further appeals have now closed for international tiger skin and body parts trader Suraj Pal alias Chacha after the Supreme Court rejected his bail application on Thursday. A benc ...More


Wildlife census to begin next week
Harish Murali
The Times of India , Friday, July 17, 2015

TRICHY: The annual wildlife census in areas falling under the Trichy Forest Division is all set to begin from next week. Forest officials are already in the process of roping in wildlife enthusias ...More


Headhunters on loose, jackals on run
P Oppili
The Times of India , Friday, July 17, 2015

Vellore district forest officials on Thursday arrested two poachers and seized three jackal heads along with six black-naped hares. Tipped off that the nine animals had been killed and were being sold ...More


More big cats on the move, mark turf on city borders
Rohith BR
The Times of India , Thursday, July 16, 2015

BENGALURU: The wild tiger sighted a few days ago in Bannerghatta, 37km from Bengaluru, need not be the lone ranger in the city's backyard. Young tigers looking for their own turf have proliferated for ...More


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