Thursday, 31 October 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Egrets served as dish in hotels

Poaching of birds, especially Indian pond herons and egrets continues unabated in the coastal hamlets of Cuddalore district and served as meat in bars and hotels on the Cuddalore-Puducherry Road.

Rhino killed in Manas, Assam

A female rhino translocated from Pobitora wildlife sanctuary last year was shot dead by poachers in Manas National Park, Assam and horn took away by them on 29 October 2013.

Friday, 25 October 2013

160 red sanders logs seized in Andhra Pradesh

Enforcement officials of Tirupati Wildlife Division on 24 October 2013 seized over 160 logs of red sanders in Chittoor district.

Tiger poachers convicted in Uttarakhand

Three professional tiger poachers from Haryana whom were an accused in a tiger poaching case of Corbett tiger reserve in May 2012 were found guilty by trial court and sentenced them to three years imprisonment. Update on 1st Week November 2013: These tiger poachers were not convicted for killing the tiger as believed earlier, they were punished only for the illegal possession of traps and spears.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

3 years imprisonment for poaching in wildlife sanctuary

A local court in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh had convicted a person who was detained with dead fishes, axe and traps in Narsinghgarh Wildlife Sanctuary on October 2012. Accused was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine.

Foreign nationals convicted for snake venom smuggling

Two foreign nationals, one each from Ecuador and Nigeria were found guilty in snake venom smuggling and sentenced to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each by Judicial Magistrate First Class-Perumbavoor, Kerala. The case was detected on 26 January 2012 when accused were try to board a Chennai bound flight at Cochin International Airport, during luggage checking officials found snake venom packed in 16 condoms. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sharp rise in red sanders smuggling by airline staff

Increasing instances of airline staff smuggling red sanders out of the country have alarmed officials, three cases of smuggling by airline operatives have come to light in the past month, the latest one on 20 October 2013 when two crew members of Air India were caught smuggling the wood from Delhi to Hong Kong late at night.

Elephant poached in Assam

Body of an elephant killed by poachers was found in Baksa district of Assam on 20 October 2013.

Leopard skin seized in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand police officials arrested two persons including one from Haryana with a leopard skin in Dehradun district on 21 October 2013.

Elephant electrocuted in Assam

An elephant was electrocuted from a low hanging 11KV line in Sonitpur district of Assam on 21 October 2013.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Leopard killed in road accident on NH-73A

One year old female leopard killed in road accident at National Highway-73A, Yamunanagar district of Haryana on 19 October 2013.

Bird poaching continues in Puducherry

Illegal sale of poached animals and resident water birds is taking place unabatedly near Villianur in Puducherry.

Slender loris, red sand boa, monitor lizard rescued in Tamil Nadu

In three separate incidents enforcement officials rescued a slender loris from Vellore, a monitor lizard and a red sand boa from Coimbatore district on last weekend.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sloth bear performer convicted in Delhi

A trial court in Delhi had found guilty on a sloth bear performer for possessing the animal without any licence or authority. During the detention he was found with one female sloth bear and was exhibiting performance of bear publicly on October 2005 in East Delhi. Court held that accused contravened the provisions of section 9/49 of Wild Life (Protection) Act. The said offence is punishable u/s 51 of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

12 peacocks killed in Rajasthan

3 people were arrested in Bundi district of Rajasthan for poisoning 12 peacocks on 15 October 2013.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Three wild boars killed by poachers in Madhya Pradesh

Poachers electrocuted three wild boars, later its bodies were recovered by forest department in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh on 9 October 2013.

Poachers killed a tiger in Umred-Karhandla on May 2013

A notorious tiger poacher from Katni who was arrested recently from Andhra Pradesh confessed that he had killed a tiger in Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra on second week of May 2013.

Tiger bones and bear gall bladder seized in Valmiki Tiger Reserve

2.4 kg tiger bones and three gall bladders of bear were seized by enforcement officials and two arrested in Valmiki Tiger Reserve, Bihar bordering Nepal on 8 October 2013 night.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Two years imprisonment for destroying bird nests

Environment court in Kurukshetra, Haryana had convicted a person and sentenced him to two years imprisonment and Rs. 15,500 fine for destroying nests by cutting trees in Yamunanagar district on March 2007.

Poachers from Madhya Pradesh arrested in Sariska

Two poachers from Madhya Pradesh arrested with poaching tools in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan on 1st week of October.

Notorious illegal wildlife trader arrested in North-east India

Notorious illegal wildlife trader and repeat offender in wildlife crime, Ratiram Sharma has arrested from Nagaland in connection with recent spurt of rhino poaching in Assam. He was earlier an accused in rhino horn smuggling cases registered in North Bengal and Assam respectively in 1995 and 2002. In 2006 he was caught red-handed with leopard skins, tiger skeleton and rhino skin pieces by West Bengal forest department and court had sentenced him for 5 years in this case.