Monday, 30 September 2013

Leopard skin seized in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh police seized a leopard skin and arrested a person in Mandi district on 27 September 2013.

Leopard killed in road accident on NH-72

One leopardess was killed in road accident on NH-72 in Uttarakhand on the night of 28 September 2013.

Three elephants electrocuted

Three elephants were electrocuted on last weekend in three different incidents, one each on West Midnapore district of West Bengal, Nainital district of Uttarakhand and Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Sariska poacher sentenced to five years imprisonment

A professional tiger poacher from Haryana who had killed an Asian big cat on May 2003 in Sariska tiger reserve, Rajasthan had convicted by court and sentenced him to five years imprisonment and Rs. 75,000 fine.

Forest encroachers killed a range officer in Andhra Pradesh

A group of tribals who had allegedly encroached on forest land, hacked a forest ranger to death at K K Tanda, a tribal village, in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad district late on 14 September 2013 night, apart from maiming seven forest officials who are now being treated in a hospital.

17 tonnes of red sanders seized in Vellore, Tamil Nadu

17 tonnes of red sanders logs were seized from a defunct leather factory godown in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu on 15 September 2013.

Elephant shot dead in Tamil Nadu

Poachers shot dead an elephant and removed its tusks in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on 14 September 2013.

Two Tokay geckos seized in West Bengal

In separate incidents enforcement officials seized two tokay geckos in Siliguri, West Bengal last week.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Shopkeeper convicted for illegally selling turtles

A trial court in Delhi had convicted a shopkeeper for illegally selling 11 turtles on June 2005, seized species includes 5 Indian Roofed turtles, 5 Indian Tent Turtles and 1 Spotted Pond turtle. The case was registered by Delhi police and complaint was filed by Delhi wildlife department. Court observed that "prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused that eleven turtles were recovered from the aforesaid shop under control and possession of the accused, on the said date, time and place, without any permit or licence, which are specified in Schedule-I and are protected under Act. Trade/business of such animals are prohibited under the Act. Accordingly, accused is held guilty and is convicted for the offence u/s 9/49/49(B)(1) of Wild Life (Protection) Act, punishable u/s 51 of the Act".

More than 20 tigers poached, says arrested trader

In a stunning revelation, tiger skin trader Sarju Bagdi alias Suraj Bhan (28) told Times of India on 12 September 2013 that four gangs of poachers and traders were simultaneously operating in a 150 km radius of Nagpur. While he himself picked up 5 skins for trading, the others too had procured as many over a period of 8-9 months.

Poachers killed a spotted deer in Ranthambore

With the help of dogs poachers killed a spotted deer in Ranthambore tiger reserve, Rajasthan on 12 September 2013.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Leopard killed in Udaipur on road accident

A leopard was killed in Udaipur district of Rajasthan on road accident yesterday.

Officials shot dead a leopard in Corbett Tiger Reserve

A leopard was shot dead by authorised hunters of forest department in Corbett tiger reserve on 10 September 2013.

Chinese nationals detained in Mumbai airport with red sanders

Two Chinese nationals were held at Mumbai international airport while allegedly trying to smuggle red sanders to Hong Kong on 6 September 2013.

Sambar deer killed in Kaziranga

Nine people were arrested in connection with killing of a sambar deer in Kaziranga, Assam on 9 September 2013.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Person arrested with leopard skin convicted in Delhi

A person who was arrested with a leopard skin on July 2002 in a joint operation of Delhi police and wildlife department had found guilty in violation of Wildlife Protection Act and convicted by trial court.

Ivory case accused acquitted in Delhi

Two people caught with 26.4 kg of ivory in Delhi on April 2001 were acquitted by trial court due to material contradictions in the testimony of prosecution witnesses.

Poachers killed a tiger in Kerala

One tiger was found dead in a wire trap set by poachers in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala on 6 September 2013.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Tiger body parts seized in Delhi

Police officials arrested three persons with tiger body parts in Delhi on 7 September 2013.

Forest guard shoots rhino by accident

A male rhino that had strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam was killed when a bullet fired by an Assam Forest Protection Force officer to scare it back into the forest hit it on its forehead on 7 September 2013.

Two illegal wildlife traders arrested in Delhi

In a joint operation by Maharashtra Forest Department, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and Delhi Police, two most wanted illegal wildlife traders were nabbed in Delhi on 7 September 2013.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Forest officials shot dead two leopards

Two leopards declared as man-eater were shot dead by forest officials in Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir on 6 September 2013.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Person caught with elephant tusk convicted

A court in Haridwar, Uttarakhand had convicted a person and sentenced him to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine for illegally holding an elephant tusk weighing 6 kg on December 2000.

National Board for Wildlife says no to road widening

According to news reports 30th Standing Committee meeting of National Board for Wildlife held on 4 September 2013 struck down all proposals related to widening of roads, highways passing through Protected Areas in the country. It also decided on setting up a high-level committee to check poaching of tigers and rhinos.

One more rhino killed in Kaziranga

In Kaziranga National Park of Assam poachers killed a rhino and took away the horn on 3 September 2013 night.

Leopard killed in train accident

One leopard was killed in train accident on 3 September 2013 night at Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Leopard poachers convicted in Uttar Pradesh

A court in Lakhimpur Kheri district was found guilty in two persons and sentenced them to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each for trapping a leopard using jaw trap (later animal was rescued and rehabilitated by forest department) on July 2010 in Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary.

Poacher convicted for killing two barking deer

A court in Betul, Madhya Pradesh had convicted a person for killing two barking deer on January 2003 and sentenced him to one year rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 5,000 fine.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Poachers arrested with leopard skins convicted in Punjab

A court in Pathankot, Punjab had convicted two persons from Himachal Pradesh and sentenced them to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each in connection with seizure of two leopard skins by police on November last year.

92 crude bombs using for killing wild animals seized

Forest officials in Erode district of Tamil Nadu seized 92 crude bombs meant for killing wild boars on 31 August 2013.

Seven peacocks killed in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu forest officials arrested three persons for killing 7 peacocks and 3 peahens in Ramanathapuram district on 1 September 2013.

Leopard killed in Hunsur division, Karnataka

A leopardess was found dead in a trap set by poachers in Hunsur division of Karnataka on 1 September 2013.

One more rhino killed in Kaziranga

Poachers shot dead and took away the horn of a rhino in Kaziranga National Park, Assam on 31 August 2013 night.