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3D-printed rhino horns to curb poaching
Poaching
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A biotech firm has managed to 3D print rhino horns as part of a bid to curb poaching. Pembient, a startup based in San Francisco, plans to flood the Chinese market with the synthetic horns which carry ...More


7 held for poaching monitor lizards
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CHANDRAPUR: A posse of Chandrapur forest range personnel nabbed seven persons for poaching monitor lizards in forest village Junona on the outskirts of the city. Officers seized three chopping knives ...More


To save endemics
Aruna Chandaraju
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WILDLIFE WORLD Aruna Chandaraju documents her visit to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve in Seychelles, telling us what an educating and enchanting experience it can be. Walking through Vallée de Ma ...More


A safe haven for otters in TB river bed
Bosky Khanna Bengaluru: June 23, 2015, DHNS
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Karnataka now has the first-ever dedicated Otter Conservation Reserve situated downstream of the Tungabhadra river. The Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology, through a gazette notification ...More


Maharashtra to declare Thane creek area as 'Flamingo Sanctuary'
Sujit Mahamulkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MUMBAI: The state government has decided to declare 17 sq km area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary. Also the government will approach to the UNESCO to get the stretch of Thane Creek as Ramsar S ...More


Mystery disease kills saigas
Carl Zimmer
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Before the end of the last Ice Age, saigas roamed by the millions in a range stretching from England to Siberia, even into Alaska. Eventually, they moved to the steppes of Central Asia, where they con ...More


Mass killing of birds, animals in Dhubri
The Assam Tribune , Saturday, June 20, 2015

GOLAKGANJ, June 19 – Birds are back on the poachers’ hit list in Dhubri district. New groups of poachers who have entered the illegal trade have extended their operations to new bird-animal habitats a ...More


2 Arrested for Poaching Deer
The New Indian Express , Saturday, June 20, 2015

COIMBATORE: Forest officials in the Nilgiris on Friday arrest two persons allegedly for poaching spotted deer and a fawn. They also seized 15 kilograms of deer meat, a country made gun and gun powder ...More


Poaching suspected in deaths of leopards in Gurgaon
Ajay Kumar
India Today , Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Gurgaon wildlife department has not ruled out poaching in the mysterious deaths of four leopards in April last year in and around the luxurious Golf Course. A leopard was found dead inside the go ...More


Tiger count goes up in Srisailam reserve forest
Aditya Parankusam
The Times of India , Friday, June 19, 2015

VIJAYAWADA: Tigers are roaring in the Srisailam-Nagarjunasagar tiger reserve literally. In a sense, the reserve forest that earned the moniker as a safe haven for wild cats is living up to its name. H ...More


Mapping India’s biodiversity through wildlife cartoons
IANS
The Hindu , Thursday, June 18, 2015

Have you ever seen maps that take you through lush forests harbouring endangered animals, birds and people enveloped by nature’s bounties, all depicted through enticingly funny caricatures? Well, tha ...More


Bison population witnesses rise at Tripura's Trishna sanctuary
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bison, considered an endangered species, has witnessed a rise in population at the Bison National Park within Trishna sanctuary in South district following fencing of the border and conservation of bi ...More


Poaching, Demand for Meat Threaten Endangered Tortoises in Mandya District
K Rathna
The New Indian Express , Monday, June 15, 2015

MYSURU: The Muthathi forest range, Induvalu and K Shettahalli ranges in Mandya district have become the favourite spots for killer poachers and tortoise meat lovers. The growing demand for tortoi ...More


Poachers putting pangolins in peril
NiranjanKaggere
Bangalore Mirror , Monday, June 15, 2015

They are hunted because their scales fetch a hefty two lakh rupees per kilogram in the international market For years, tiger and leopard pelts and elephant tusks accounted for most poaching inciden ...More


Stress takes a toll on tigers in Sariska
Y. MALLIKARJUN
The Hindu , Monday, June 15, 2015

Study says human disturbance affecting breeding in Reserve. High stress levels in tigers, caused by human activity, have affected their breeding in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, a study say ...More


Frog poachers beware, forest dept officers now on night prowl
Steefni Cruz
The Times of India , Sunday, June 14, 2015

MARGAO: During monsoons, it rains frogs and poachers in Goa, unlike the old adage. Though the numbers of poachers have come down in recent years due to the relentless campaign by forest officials, the ...More


Rise in leopard population noticeable in STR
R.KRISHNAMOORTHY
The Hindu , Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Forest Department has been witnessing a steady rise in leopard population in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR), particularly in the Dhimbam area, in the last couple of years. Pugmarks of predato ...More


Plan for 4-lane highway in Sariska reserve
Deccan Herald , Friday, June 12, 2015

Controversies related to the Ranthambore National Park are not yet over and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to construct a four-lane highway in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwa ...More


Yellow-breasted bunting population declines rapidly: study
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Delhi: Indiscriminate hunting, especially in China, has led to the rapid decline of the population of bird yellow-breasted bunting, a migratory bird that visits India during the winter months, a r ...More


Probe into killing of spotted deer makes no headway
The Hindu , Thursday, June 11, 2015

More than a fortnight after the gruesome killing of a spotted deer by an inter-State gang of poachers in Lankapalli reserve forest area, the probe into the case is yet to make much headway as three mo ...More


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