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Snake hobby is catching on
Chetan R
Bangalore Mirror , Monday, December 15, 2014

Of all things, catching snakes is becoming popular in the city, to the alarm of ecologists. So much so that the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), which is probing reptile trade in different parts ...More


HC cancels tiger skin trader Chacha’s bail
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nagpur: In an important order with nationwide ramifications, Justice SB Shukre of the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Friday cancelled the bail granted by the sessions court to international tige ...More


Poaching main threat to lions, says report
The Times of India , Friday, December 12, 2014

AHMEDABAD: The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), citing a report of the CITES secretariat tabled for the 65th meeting of the standing committee, has stated that the lion populations in Gujar ...More


‘Islanded’ Jumbos Keep Forest Dept Guessing
The New Indian Express , Thursday, December 11, 2014

BHUBANESWAR: Rattled by the growing man-elephant conflict in Dhenkanal, the State Wildlife Wing has begun an exercise to facilitate movement of jumbos from the forest division where the long ranging a ...More


Guns, bombs recovered from poachers in Bhisi forest
Mazhar Ali,
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHANDRAPUR: Poachers appear to be freely hunting in the forest with muzzle loading guns and crude bombs in Chimur range, on the outskirts of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. While investigations are stil ...More


'3500 tigers left, time to act now'
Runa Mukherjee Parikh,
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AHMEDABAD: A wildlife photographer with a mission, Mona Patel has taken it upon herself to start a campaign to save the tiger. And she has begun her drive from Gujarat, as she thinks it sets a good of ...More


Despite global support, tigers under threat from shrinking corridors
Vijay Pinjarkar,
The Times of India , Sunday, December 07, 2014

NAGPUR: Despite strong global support for tiger conservation, survival of the species continues to be threatened due to habitat loss, poaching and isolation, but a team of global and India scientists ...More


Sub-adult leopard found dead in Saoli village
Mazhar Ali,
The Times of India , Friday, December 05, 2014

Chandrapur: A sub-adult leopard was found dead in suspicious condition on the outskirts of Vyahad village in Saoli forest range on Thursday morning. Forest officials claimed that though the carcass wa ...More


Poacher electrocuted by wire laid to kill animals
The Times of India , Thursday, December 04, 2014

Chandrapur: A sensational case of a poacher being electrocuted by wire laid in forest by his gang has come to fore in Virur police station. Investigations into a two-month old case of recovery of a mu ...More


Female leopard caught in trap rescued, released
Shankar Bennur
The Hindu , Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Gangs poaching wild animals using jaw-traps appear to have become active. A leopard was found caught in a jaw-trap at a farm in Hagaranahalli village off Mysuru-Hunsur Road, about 4 km from Arabitttu ...More


K.M. RAKESH
Tracker for trackers , Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bangalore, Nov. 29: India’s wildlife parks have for several years been GPS-tracking their animals through radio-collars and microchip implants. For the first time now, the trackers will be tracked too ...More


Gangs of Meat Poachers Threaten Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Saturday, November 29, 2014

BENGALURU: One more poaching incident rocked the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. In the early hours of Saturday, at Chingalwadi Reserve in Sangam Wildlife Range, a forest watcher was injured when he was f ...More


Huge racket of bushmeat poachers unearthed
Mazhar Ali
The Times of India , Friday, November 28, 2014

Chandrapur: Forest officials investigating the blue bull poaching case in Chimur range have stumbled upon a huge racket of poachers spanned across more than three ranges. Officials have arrested 13 po ...More


Setback for forest dept, tiger skin trader Dalbir acquitted
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Friday, November 28, 2014

Nagpur: In a major setback to state forest department, notorious tiger skin trader and poacher from Haryana Dalbir Shrichand Bawaria was acquitted in trafficking of tiger skins by Kamptee judicial mag ...More


Locals roped in to keep bird poachers at bay
T. Appala Naidu
The Hindu , Friday, November 28, 2014

Youths have been deployed at 50 villages to keep officials updated about poaching in Kolleru lake. The task of the special mobile team and volunteers has been turned into a strenuous one as the migrat ...More


Proposal to document Kaziranga park's biodiversity
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, November 28, 2014

KOLKATA: The central government has asked scientists in northeast India to map and document the biodiversity in Assam's famous Kaziranga National Park. According to Narayan Talukdar, Director of I ...More


Govt to rehabilitate orphan tiger cubs in the wild: Javadekar
Vijaita Singh
The New Indian Express , Friday, November 28, 2014

The government is planning to rehabilitate orphaned tiger cubs in the wild as the tiger population has dipped due to poaching. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, while replying to a question dur ...More


States asked to form wildlife crime control units
Mayank Aggarwal
DNA India , Thursday, November 27, 2014

Trying to overcome inadequate with resources in dealing with wildlife crimes, especially organised gangs, across India, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has asked all state governments to set ...More


‘Bandhavgarh tigress might have died after being hit by vehicle’
Neeraj Santoshi
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 27, 2014

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has written a letter to state government, expressing doubts over the death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh, on May 11 this year. The letter states that the d ...More


Protecting biodiversity
The Hindu , Thursday, November 27, 2014

About 3 per cent of India’s land area is deemed as protected area in the form of Project Tiger reserves or as sanctuaries for other flagship species such as the grizzled squirrel, the Nilgiri tahr and ...More


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