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Live Wires Take heavy Toll on Elephants
Biranchi Seth
The New Indian Express , Thursday, November 27, 2014

DHENKANAL: The rise in number of elephant deaths under Dhenkanal forest division has left forest officials worried. Seven elephants have died in Dhenkanal so far this year. On November 21, an adult ...More


India’s wildlife crisis
T.C.A. Sharad Raghavan
Live Mint , Wednesday, November 26, 2014

India has among the highest proportions of threatened species (threatened species as a percentage of total species) in the world. Each chart features the top 10 countries in terms of the number of s ...More


10 tigers missing from Pilibhit Reserve
Keshav Agrawal
The Times of India , Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PILIBHIT: More than 10 tigers are missing from Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. According to the tiger census report, in of 2010 the reserve had more than 40 tigers. In 2012, the tiger count was down to 30 and ...More


Lens Eye on Tigers in Satkosia Reserve
The New Indian Express , Monday, November 24, 2014

ANGUL: Satkosia wildlife sanctuary authorities have installed ultra modern infrared cameras in the tiger reserve in a bid to preserve the tiger population. At present, 42 cameras are functioning in t ...More


Kaziranga fightback yields results
ROOPAK GOSWAMI
The Telegraph , Monday, November 24, 2014

Guwahati, Nov. 23: Effective anti-poaching strategies by Kaziranga National Park have resulted in the killing of 21 poachers till date this year — the highest in the past five years at least. Sources ...More


Where the wild things lack safety!
S. Harpal Singh
The Hindu , Monday, November 24, 2014

In Adilabad, poachers are immune to laws as they do not serve jail term even after found guilty “When a man kills a tiger, he calls it a sport. When a tiger kills a man, people call it ferocity. The ...More


Huge resource gap hits wildlife protection in India
M. K. Ananth
The Hindu , Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shekhar Kumar Niraj, Head of TRAFFIC (India) – an international wildlife trade monitoring network – observed that there was a huge gap in terms of available resources and requirement in the Forest Dep ...More


Proposal to document Kaziranga Park's biodiversity
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, November 22, 2014

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 Institute of ...More


Industrialisation, urbanisation killing elephants in Odisha
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, November 22, 2014

The status of "National Heritage Animal" to elephants has done little to save them, and at least 427 jumbos have perished in the last seven years in Odisha. Though the state claims it has taken steps ...More


Three deer poachers arrested in Virudhunagar
Devanathan Veerappan
The Times of India , Saturday, November 22, 2014

CHENNAI: Forest personnel arrested three men for poaching deer in Palaikulam forest, near Srivilliputhur, in Virudhunagar district on Friday morning. They seized 30 kgs of meat from them. The arre ...More


160km walk between Kanha-Pench tiger reserves to save corridor
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Saturday, November 22, 2014

NAGPUR: In an attempt to reaffirm the commitment of nature lovers to protect the integrity of wildlife corridors, over 50-60 individuals and organizations will rough it out in the jungles while walkin ...More


Wildlife meat trading racket busted
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, November 22, 2014

CHANDRAPUR: Forest officials of Chimur range busted a major wildlife meat trading racket and nabbed four poachers and seized six kg blue bull meat and two manually loading guns and other equipment use ...More


3-year-old jumbo rescued from well in Nilgiris after four-hour operation
The Economic Times , Friday, November 21, 2014

UDHAGAMANDALAM: After a four-hour operation, a three-year old elephant that fell into a well in Pandalur taluk in Nilgiris district was rescued by forest officials on Thursday. A team of anti-poac ...More


Poachers kill Kaziranga rhino
The Times of India , Friday, November 21, 2014

JORHAT : Poachers killed a male rhino at Kaziranga National Park on Thursday. However, the horn of the pachyderm was found intact. Park officials said poachers targeted the pachyderm near the Laudu ...More


TS in need of a touch of green
T. Lalith Singh
The Hindu , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

With forest cover at just 25.16 per cent, the State has miles to go. A ‘zero tolerance’ approach towards smuggling, poaching and encroachment was also suggested for protection and improvement of fores ...More


Uganda hunts for missing ivory worth $1 million
AP
The Economic Times , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KAMPALA ( UGANDA): A Ugandan official says local police are investigating the disappearance more than a ton of ivory from a government vault. Police spokesman Fred Enanga said Monday that detectiv ...More


Submit proposal to stop rhino poaching: Harsh Vardhan to Assam
IANS
The Times of India , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GUWAHATI: Union science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday asked the Assam forest department to submit a scientific proposal to stop poaching of one-horned rhinos and protect the species ...More


Lion conservation gone wrong
Bahar Dutt
Live Mint , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The state of Gujarat has much to be proud of in creating a safe haven for the Asiatic lion. But the influx of tourists and the high concentration of animals in one area are creating problems for the ...More


‘Set up wildlife crime control units in each state’
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nagpur: Wildlife crime, especially illegal trade of animal parts, has become highly organized with transborder ramifications. To tackle this, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), a multidisciplin ...More


Bombay Natural History Society sounds red alert for flamingo hub
The Asian Age , Monday, November 17, 2014

The riot of pink plumage that adorns the Sewri-Mahul creek in the city could be lost forever, if steps for its conservation are not taken soon. A recent study by the Bombay Natural History Society ( ...More


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