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China tiger farms put big cats at risk
AFP
The Asian Age , Friday, February 13, 2015

A fearsome tiger snarled as a doomed chicken flapped helplessly in its mouth but campaigners say such “entertainment” in China is putting big cats further in the jaws of extinction. “How ferocious, h ...More


Rs.1.15 lakh penalty for possessing meat of wild boar
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, February 12, 2015

A fine of Rs.1.15 lakh was today imposed on five persons for poaching and consuming the meat of wild boar and porcupine in two separate incidents near Coonoor, about 20 km from here, forest department ...More


Poacher held, carcasses of birds seized
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wildlife officers arrested an alleged poacher near the famous Chilika Lake in Odisha and seized carcasses of ruddy shelducks from his possession. "Kabiraj Pradhan (55) was nabbed by an anti-poachi ...More


Chinkara, GIB & peacock poaching continue unabated in Rajasthan
Rachna Singh
The Economic Times , Wednesday, February 11, 2015

JAIPUR: State animal Chinkara, the state bird Great Indian Bustard and the national bird Peacock can all be offered over dinner in Rajasthan. While at the face of it only Salman Khan is known to be in ...More


6,000 olive ridley eggs collected
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The forest department has collected as many as 6,000 olive ridley eggs from the coast and sent them to hatcheries in different parts of the State. Forest Range Officer V.Gobinath said as olive ridley ...More


Fire lines set up to protect forests, wildlife
Forest
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To prevent destruction of forests and wildlife of forest, owing to forest fire, forest department has set up fire lines. The fire lines will help in controlling forest fire in the reserve forest, Bhad ...More


‘Arrested poachers had killed a deer in Junona forest’
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHANDRAPUR: Investigations have revealed that the two poachers who were arrested in Junona forest on Sunday had killed a deer there a few days ago. The duo, now in forest custody, led the investigatin ...More


Poachers kill sambar, held
Mazhar Ali
The Times of India , Monday, February 09, 2015

CHANDRAPUR: Officials of Ballarpur range busted a gang of poachers hunting the forest with a gun during the wee-hour raid of Junona on the outskirt of city. The tailing team of foresters nabbed two po ...More


Time for Asian Nations to End Tiger Poaching
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 09, 2015

hirteen countries which are home to the world’s dwindling population of wild tigers have agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight poaching. This is a welcome move. India has manage ...More


20k Hectares of Kinnerasani Sanctuary Encroached
B Satyanarayana Reddy
The New Indian Express , Friday, February 06, 2015

KHAMMAM: Encroachment of lands at Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary is continuing unchecked despite the efforts claimed by the forest department. The encroachments have also become a major threat to the ...More


‘Keep in mind, the tiger is under threat’
Abhishek Choudhari
The Times of India , Thursday, February 05, 2015

NAGPUR: How accurate are the tiger numbers of 2,226 released by the NTCA? Difficult to say because tiger figures will always be controversial. I look at it in a different way. Tiger figures are not ...More


Kaziranga rhino killed, horn missing
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

JORHAT: Poachers killed an adult male rhino and chopped off its horn at Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday. With the latest incident, the total number of rhinos killed by poachers this year in the par ...More


Leopard skins seized in Himachal Pradesh
Baldev S Chauhan
Business Standard , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Police in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district have found four leopard skins. Two men were arrested on Tuesday. The two suspects, on a scooter, were stopped and on checking the four leopard skins w ...More


More tigers in PTR than Cenus states, say wildlife officials
Dhritiman Ray
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

RANCHI: Though the tigers are walking tall across the country, their numbers are dwindling in Jharkhand with only three left, says a recent census by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). However, if ...More


Militants kill rhino, fire at guards
Pullock dutta
The Telegraph , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Jorhat, Feb. 3: Militants from Karbi Anglong hills killed another rhino at Kaziranga National Park in the wee hours today and engaged in a gun-battle with forest guards for over an hour, firing from A ...More


Two arrested with 4 leopard skins
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 04, 2015

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh police, on Tuesday, arrested two persons with four leopard skins in Bilaspur. Police are now investigating whether they were involved in poaching or had bought the leopard ski ...More


Having done well, now aim at tiger count of 3,000
A K Varma
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Year 2015 has begun well for the Indian tigers. According to the latest tiger census figures, India is home to 2,226 tigers (as against 1706 in 2010 and 1402 in 2006). Karnataka has once again top ...More


The roar is back: India's tigers are on their prowl again
Poulomi Banerjee
The Hindustan Times , Monday, February 02, 2015

It was a year of despair and a year that turned things around too. In the history of Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve, 2009 will be remembered as the year the big cats went missing. A nation-wide ...More


Gogoi moots special Rhino Protection Force to tackle poaching
SUSHANTA TALUKDAR
The Hindu , Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Assam Chief Minister asked the Kaziranga Park to seek NIA help to deal with Rhino poachers Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the authorities of Kaziranga National Park to take the help o ...More


6 convicted in Pataudi blackbuck poaching case
The Times of India , Saturday, January 31, 2015

CHANDIGARH: Six people were on Thursday sentenced to three years in jail in a poaching case, nearly nine years after former cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and his friend had gone on a hunting exped ...More


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