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Governor’s call to fight rhino poaching
The Assam Tribune , Friday, May 22, 2015

GUWAHATI, May 21 – Governor PB Acharya has expressed serious concern over reports of the United Nations voicing its concern over rhino poaching in Assam, saying that immediate steps should be taken ...More


Two held for killing spotted deer
The Hindu , Thursday, May 21, 2015

Members of an ‘inter-State gang of poachers’ allegedly shot dead a spotted deer in Lankapalli reserve forest area under Penuballi range in Khammam division on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wedn ...More


Wildlife census begins at MTR
R. SAIRAM
The Hindu , Thursday, May 21, 2015

Focus on number of predators and prey base, besides health of forest vegetation The biannual monitoring exercise to ascertain the headcount of predators, the prey base and the quality of the habitat ...More


Van major among poaching racked busted in Melghat
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nagpur: In yet another upset for Melghat, a major organized gang of local poachers have been busted by the Melghat tiger reserve (MTR) and territorial wing officials on Tuesday morning. It's a classic ...More


Out of Africa? Texans offer sanctuary to endangered African rhinos
Reuters
The Economic Times , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN ANTONIO: In the Texas grassland, home to white-tailed deer and rattlesnakes, outdoorsman Charly Seale sees a vast sanctuary of open spaces that could be used to protect the wild African rhino fr ...More


National Highway comes in big cats' path at Sariska Tiger Reserve
Sudhanshu Mishra
Indian Today , Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has taken up construction of a new highway, NH 248A, which will not only pass through the buffer zone of the Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) in Rajasthan's A ...More


Stray dogs feast on 10 peacocks in 2 days
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 19, 2015

INDORE: Ten peacocks have been mauled by stray dogs in last two days in Bagred village of Neemuch district. The birds turned out to be an easy prey for dogs after the birds fell unconscious consuming ...More


Rhino could become locally extinct within 30 years: UN on poaching
PTI
DNA India , Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Great One-Horned Rhinos in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is faced with threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers at their disposal, ...More


Lion kingdom expanding, no steps to protect it
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Sunday, May 17, 2015

AHMEDABAD: The lion kingdom is expanding — the count of Asiatic lions is 523 according to the census concluded last week — but no steps are in place to conserve the precious big cats. The recommendati ...More


Conservation of Gir lions a success; but conservationists fear risks of single-location reserves
Prerna Katiyar
The Economic Times , Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kalyanji Bhai Jamuna Das Bhai Godhasara was plucking raw mangoes on his farmland in Dhava, a village in Gir Somnath district, on May 1 when a lioness attacked him. Godhasara was lucky as the liones ...More


Iconic Indian fish on the brink of extinction: study
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Sunday, May 17, 2015

The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world's most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction, researchers, including those from India, have warned. Ever since the publication of H ...More


10 Chinese arrested for killing giant panda, selling parts
Associated Press
The Indian Express , Friday, May 15, 2015

Police in southwestern China arrested 10 people for killing a female wild giant panda and buying and selling its parts, state media said Wednesday. The giant panda is an endangered species that tops ...More


'Humpback Mahseer' Fish on Verge of Extinction, Claims Study
PTI
The New Indian Express , Friday, May 15, 2015

NEW DELHI: One of the world's most iconic fresh-water fish found only in the country's Cauvery Basin is on the "brink of extinction" due to pollution, sand extraction and hydel power projects, a stu ...More


Attempt to kill rhino foiled, poacher gunned down
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, May 14, 2015

Forest guards at Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday foiled an attempt by poachers to kill a rhino, and gunned down one of the criminals, officials said. Park officials said three poachers h ...More


10 Chinese arrested for killing giant panda, selling parts
AP
Business Standard , Thursday, May 14, 2015

Police in southwestern China arrested 10 people for killing a female wild giant panda, buying and selling its parts, state media said today. The giant panda is an endangered species that tops Chin ...More


Lack of manpower threatening rhino protection in Kaziranga: CAG
Nikhil M Ghanekar
DNA India , Thursday, May 14, 2015

Protection and movements of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros at the world heritage site of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) has been severely compromised and hindered due to large-scale irregular c ...More


Eco-tourism brings succour to tribespeople
K A SHAJI
The Hindu , Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The community-based eco-tourism now being practised at the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve with the active involvement of 234 members of six tribal settlements within the reserve has become a model to emul ...More


Enable Big Cats to Thrive, End Extinction Fears
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The latest census of India’s population of the endangered Asiatic Lion shows that their numbers are up 27 per cent from those thrown up by the previous census conducted five years back. In 2000, the A ...More


No second home for lions even as numbers grow
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Delhi: The substantial increase in the Asiatic Lion’s population in Gujarat may be good news for wildlife lovers but has experts worried about the implications of rising numbers in a limited area. ...More


Missing leopard poached, believe experts
Manka Behl
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NAGPUR: The mystery of the missing leopardess persists, with a male leopard caught in a camera trap eating a cattle kill at Pipal Tola village of Goregaon range. The forest department had high hopes t ...More


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