Saturday, 29 June 2013

Leopard skin seized in Pithoragarh district

In a joint operation of police and forest department on 28 June 2013, one person was arrested with a leopard skin in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

Chinese citizens held again with red sanders

Eleven Chinese citizens were detained in Mumbai airport with 370 kg of red sanders packed in 15 bags on 27 June 2013. Earlier this month Chinese citizens were detained in Bangalore airport also with red sanders.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Two leopard skins seized in Odisha

Forest officials in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa seized two leopard skins and arrested two persons on 27 June 2013.

Accused convicted for Illegal possession of Agra monitor lizards

A person found with possession of 40 live Agra Monitor Lizards in January 2010 in Delhi was recently been convicted by trial court. Court found that accused was intending to sell the same and was in custody of prohibited animal without any licence or permit in contravention of Section 9, 44, 49 and 49B(1) of Wild Life (Protection) Act.

Poachers electrocuted a sloth bear in Maharashtra

Poachers killed a sloth bear by tapping electricity illegally from an 11 KV line passing through the forests in Gondia division of Maharashtra last week.

Leopard poachers arrested in Maharashtra

Eight poachers were arrested recently in Satara district of Maharashtra with leopard body parts.

Properties of Illegal wildlife trader attached

Various properties acquired by the family of notorious illegal wildlife trader based in Uttar Pradesh were attached by district administration of Allahabad and Enforcement Directorate (ED). ED had charged them under Prevention of Money Laundering Act and submitted that accused persons had purchased immovable properties by indulging in criminal activities in violation of provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, hence their act should be considered as offence of money laundering.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Turtle case accused convicted in Delhi

In a case registered by Delhi police on September 2006, in which three people found to be in possession of 22 Indian Tent Turtles, 1 Roofed turtle and 1 Three-Striped Roofed turtle were pleaded guilty during Order on Charge and court sentenced them to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000/- each along with TRC in default of payment of fine SI for 15 days. 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Maharashtra reopens 50 cases of wildlife crime

Maharashtra reopened 50 cases of wildlife crimes pending since 1996. The aim is to bring down pendency, as 90 per cent of the cases are stuck at the investigation or trial level. The cases reopened are those involving species under schedule 1 of Wildlife (Protection) Act.

Poachers killed a leopard in Karnataka

A leopard was died after caught in a trap set by poachers in Mysore district of Karnataka on 21 June 2013.

Illegal mining threatening Ranthambore

The big cats of Ranthambhore National Park (RNP) and their cubs are falling victim to the unabated illegal mining in the region. The most notorious area of mining has been the Kundera range of the park but illegal mining has also been going on unchecked in Uliyana, Ainda and Shyampura inside the tiger habitat. The mafia takes trucks, tractors and trolleys right inside the park for transporting the stones. These activities start before sunrise and continue till around 10 am on a daily basis, sources said.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Monday, 17 June 2013

Steel trap seized near Melghat tiger reserve

A blacksmith who used to make traps for poachers for last five years was arrested near Melghat tiger reserve in Amravati district of Maharashtra on 14 June 2013 with a leg-hold steel trap.

Red sanders seized in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh forest officials seized 209 red sanders logs and arrested seven smugglers in the forest areas in Kadapa, Chittoor and Nellore districts on 16 June 2013.

Tiger poachers arrested in Pilibhit

Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police arrested two absconding poachers on 15 June 2013 in connection with killing of two tigers on May last year in Pilibhit district.

Two mouse deer killed in Goa

Goa forest officials arrested person on 15 June 2013 for killing two mouse deer.

Two blackbucks killed in Gujarat

Poachers killed two blackbucks in Ahemdabad district of Gujarat on 13 June 2013.

Poacher arrested near Corbett tiger reserve

A suspected tiger poacher was arrested by forest department with leg-hold steel traps in Lansdowne forest division adjoining to Corbett tiger reserve, Uttarakhand on the night of 15 June 2013.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Carcasses of peacocks and partridges seized in Karnataka

Karnataka police arrested three persons with carcasses of 11 peacocks and 28 grey partridges in Mysore on 11 June 2013.

Elephant tusk seized in Karnataka

CID Forest Cell of Karnata police arrested a person with 3 kg of elephant tusk in Chamrajnagar district on 12 June 2013.

9 tigers killed in Central India recently

Interrogation of three tiger poachers arrested last week in Maharashtra reveals that their gang had killed 9 tigers recently in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. According to the poachers, the gangs killed tigers in Parseoni (2) near Ramtek, Melghat (2) and Tumsar-Tiroda (2) in Gondia, and Umred (1). The tally goes up to 9 after they revealed on Wednesday that two more were killed in Chhui in Mandla and Seoni, both in MP. However, forest officials are aware of only one death - in Melghat - so far.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Gangetic dolphin carcass seized from fisherman in Uttar Pradesh

A fisherman was arrested in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh for illegally capture a gangetic dolphin using net in Yamuna river on 1 June 2013.

Sambar meat seized in Goa

Wildlife officials in Goa seized 20 kg sambar meat on 1 June 2013, in another two cases they were also seized bush meat and 36 Indian bull frogs.

Big wildlife seizure reported from Nepal

On 31 May 2013, Nepal police fired at wildlife smugglers in Darchula district, an Indo-Nepal border district and seized large number of illegal wildlife products inluding tiger and leopard skins, elephant tusk, musk pods and pangolin scales.