Friday, 31 May 2013

Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park

A rhino carcass with its horns removed was found on 30 May 2013 in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), taking the total rhinos killed this year to 26, forest officials said.

Villagers killed a leopard in Jammu & Kashmir

Villagers in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir stoned to death a leopard on 29 May 2013.

19 kg ivory seized in Karnataka

Police officials in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka arrested a person with two elephant tusks weighing around 19 kg on 29 May 2013.

Tiger skin seized in Karnataka

Karnataka enforcement officials seized a tiger skin in Virajpet territoral division on 25 May 2013.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Elephant tusks seized from forest officer's home in Karnataka

News report shows that police officials seized four elephant tusks from a senior forest officer's home in Bangalore on 14 May 2013.

Pregnant leopardess killed by poachers in Tamil Nadu

A pregnant leopardess was caught in a trap set by poachers and died in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu on 15 May 2013.

Deadly virus threatening Gir lions

A deadly virus that wiped out a significant number of wild lions in the African Serengeti in mid 1990s is now threatening Gir —home to India's only population of lions. Scientists in India recently found Pestes des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) to be behind the death of a lion in Gir — the first such incident ever.

The lack of genetic diversity in Indian tigers

A new study from Cardiff University has researchers concerned that Indian tigers face extinction because of a lack of "genetic diversity." Partnering with India's National Center for Biological Sciences, researchers compared current DNA samples from tigers on the Indian subcontinent to genetic data obtained during the time of the British Raj, a period of British rule in India from 1858 to 1947. They found that 93 percent of the tiger DNA variants from that historical period are no longer present in the current tiger population.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Mongoose hair brush dealer convicted in Delhi

In a case detected by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and Delhi Wildlife Department on December 2007, a person who was dealing in mongoose hair paint brushes was found guilty and convicted by trail court on 9 May 2013. Court had sentenced the accused to undergo simple imprisonment for the period already undergone by him during the course of trial along with a fine of Rs. 10,000.

Red sanders seized in Maharashtra

Maharashtra forest officials seized 14 tonnes of red sanders in Dhule district on 12 May 2013.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Mongoose hair brush manufacturer convicted in Delhi

A person who was found to be manufacturing mongoose hair paint brushes and arrested with 10.5 kgs of mongoose hairs,1.2 kgs of mongoose hairs fitted in metal nipples besides 2025 brushes on August 2004 in Delhi was found guilty and convicted by trial court on 4 May 2013.

Monitor lizards killed in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu forest officials arrested a person on 8 May 2013 for killing five monitor lizards in Kanyakumari district.

Sloth bear killed in road accident

An adult sloth bear was killed in road accident on 8 May 2013 at Gondia district of Maharashtra.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Tragedy of a sloth bear

The bear that killed eight persons before being beaten to death at Kotpad in Koraput, Odisha on 5 May apparently went on an attacking spree after the villagers eliminated two of its cubs a few days ago, official sources said.

How Salman Khan booked in poaching case of 1998

Also read the struggle of a forest officer who investigated the case and later quit the job.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Person convicted for illegal possession of live sloth bear

A trial court in Delhi had convicted a person on 26 April 2013 for possession of a live female sloth bear in 2005 without any licence or authority. Accused is held guilty and are convicted for the offence u/s 9/48/49 of Wild Life (Protection) Act.

Ivory trader convicted in Delhi

In a case registered by Delhi Wildlife Department on 1991, a licensed dealer of elephant ivory articles of that time was convicted by trial court on 1 May 2013 for excess possession of 5.328 kg of ivory articles. Court observed that accused was found in possession of excess ivory articles without any permit or licence and was dealing in said articles without maintaining proper register. Thus, accused contravened the provisions of
section 44, 47 and 48 of Wild Life (Protection) Act. The said offences are punishable u/s 51 of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

6kg ivory seized in Guwahati

Police arrested a person with 6 kg of elephant ivory in Guwahati, Assam on 6 May 2013.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Annual tribal hunting festival in Dalma

Hundreds of tribals are planning to enter Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jharkhand today in connection with annual tribal hunting festival.

Poachers shot two forest guards in Kaziranga

Poachers shot and injured two personnel of the Assam Forest Protection Force battalion in Kaziranga National Park, Assam on 5 May 2013.

Forest Ranger arrested in Rajasthan for accepting bribe

Anti-corruption Bureau officials arrested a forest ranger red-handedly for accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh to pass bogus bills.

Leopard found dead without paws in Karnataka

A female leopard was found dead with its paws removed in Mysore district of Karnataka on 5 May 2013.

Villagers killed a sloth bear in Odisha

Villagers in Koraput district of Odisha killed a sloth bear on 5 May 2013 after animal attacked and killed eight humans.

Three elephant carcasses recovered in Odisha

The seizure of 12kg of ivory on 22 April lead the forest department to recover three elephant carcasses suspected to be killed by poachers in Hadagarh reserve forest, Keonjhar district of Odisha.

Leopard skin seized near Mumbai

Friday, 3 May 2013

Chinese woman detained with 385 tortoises in Mumbai airport

A Chinese national who was on the way to Hong Kong was detained at Mumbai aiport on 26 April 2013 night with 385 tortoises.

Deer killed in train accident in Chennai

A deer was killed in train accident on 2 May 2013 night in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Two persons arrested with deer meat in Raisen

In a joint operation of police and forest department, two persons were arrested with deer meat, gun and other poaching tools in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh on 1 May 2013.

Sloth bear killed in Madhya Pradesh

Villagers in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh killed a sloth bear after animal attacked humans and livestock on 2 May 2013.