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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


No tiger poaching incident reported from Corbett: Park director Samir Sinha
PTI
The Economic Times , Saturday, August 01, 2015

KOLKATA: 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 ...More


UN adopts resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking
AP
Business Standard , Friday, July 31, 2015

The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife today as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected ...More


US opens probe into Cecil the lion killing
AFP
The Times of India , Friday, July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON: US authorities opened a probe on Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American doctor who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage. Tr ...More


In Kaziranga, villagers get help to end poaching
Ratnadip Choudhury
Deccan Herald , Friday, July 31, 2015

The Assam Police, Forest Department and wildlife conservation groups have come forward to mobilise people and reactivate the Village Defence Parties (VDP) to encourage villagers around Kaziranga Nat ...More


Sunderbans tiger cub found dead
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, July 31, 2015

KOLKATA: A day after the state celebrated the 'Global Tiger Day', a cub was found dead in the Sunderbans on Thursday morning. While the preliminary reports suggest it to be a case of natural death, co ...More


Don’t empathise with Cecil the lion hunter
ROSE GEORGE
The Hindu , Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trophy hunters like Walter J. Palmer shouldn’t receive death threats – but there is no excuse for their argument that hunting serves conservation We love a good fight, don’t we? Enter Walter J. Palme ...More


The Hunter Hunted: World Turns it's Anger on Cecil's Killer
Endangered Species
The New Indian Express , Thursday, July 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG: ANGER was mounting around the world last night (Wednesday) at the killing of Cecil the lion as Sir Roger Moore and other celebrities joined tens of thousands who condemned the act on soc ...More


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