Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Nepali national convicted for leopard poaching

CJM court of Almora, Uttarakhand had convicted a Nepali national and sentenced him to four years rigorous imprisonment and Rupees 10,000 fine for killing a leopard and later skinned the animal on February this year.

Deer antlers seized in Valmiki Tiger Reserve

8 pieces of deer antlers were seized in Valmiki Tiger Reserve, Bihar on 25 November 2013.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Elephant killed in train accident in Odisha

A female elephant was killed when a six member elephant herd was crossing the tracks, animal was hit by the Geetanjali Express train near Rourkela in Sundergarh district of Odisha on 26 November 2013 morning.

400 turtles rescued in Uttar Pradesh

400 turtles brought from Etawah, Uttar Pradesh were seized by Railway Protection Force at Kanpur Central Railway station on 25 November 2013.

Leopard skin seized in Rajasthan

Police officials were arrested two persons with a leopard skin in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan on 24 November 2013.

One more rhino shot dead in Kaziranga

Poachers were shot dead an adult male rhino in Kaziranga National Park, Assam and took away its horn, ears and a patch of its skin on 24 November 2013 night.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Reptiles seized on India-Bangladesh border

10 reptiles suspected to be of spiny-tailed lizards were seized by Border Security Force at Bangladesh border in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on 20 November 2013.

Illegal wildlife trader held in Haryana

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau officials detained an illegal wildlife trader Dalbir in Panipat district of Haryana in connection with tiger poaching incidents reported from Maharashtra early this year.

Elephant poacher arrested in Odisha

One person was arrested in Cuttack district of Odisha for killing an elephant on 20 November 2013.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Delhi Lt. Governor orders for ownership certificates for ivory

Twenty-two years after ivory articles around 340kg were taken away from traders after an amendment in the Wildlife Act, which banned its trade, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, directed the wildlife department to give the articles back to their owners.

Nepalese nationals arrested with body parts of musk deer

Two Nepalese nationals were arrested with body parts of musk deer in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on 16 November 2013.

Poaching in Nagaland

'Nagaland Empowerment of People through Economic Development' deputy team leader and joint director soil and water conservation, Vengota Nakro, said that a total of 68,628 animal and birds had been killed in 17 sample villages of Phek district by 293 hunters during 2008. Out of 68,628 killed included jungle cat- 2012, large animal- 1712, small animal-17,144, large birds-5596 and small birds 42,164.

Elephant shot dead in Arunachal Pradesh

Carcass of a female elephant shot dead by poachers with some flesh missing was found in East Siang district of Arunachal on 15 November 2013.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Elephant electrocuted in Odisha

2 persons were arrested for electrocuting a tusker in Angul district of Odisha on 12 November 2013.

Leopard killed in road accident on NH-72

On 13 November 2013, a leopard was killed in road accident on NH-72, Dehradun. In an another incident a sambar was also killed in road accident at Shyampur Range, Haridwar.

Read the recommendations of the Sub-Committee of Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife on Guidelines for Roads in Protected Areas here:

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

3 bears and 2 leopards shot dead by officials in Kashmir

To minimize the human-animal conflict, trigger happy officials were shot dead three Himalayan black bears and two leopards in Kashmir on last two weeks. Bears were killed on 31st October, 4th and 10th November and leopards on 5th and 9th November.

Poachers electrocuted a leopard in Madhya Pradesh

Two poachers were arrested in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh for electrocuting a leopard on three days back.

Elephant electrocuted in Palamau

An elephant was electrocuted from a low-hanging power line passing through the forest area in Palamau tiger reserve, Jharkhand on 11 November 2013.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

One more tiger killed, this time in Uttar Pradesh

In a joint operation of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh forest departments five tiger poachers were arrested and they led the investigation team to Mahof range in Pilibhit forest division in Uttar Pradesh where tigress flesh and lathis used for kill the animal were recovered. One of the accused arrested is also wanted in tiger poaching case of Melghat tiger reserve in Maharashtra.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Poachers targeting national parks

The arrest of four poachers hailing from Orissa in the Palar range on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border and one from Bandipur National Park recently has put the Forest Department and wildlife activists on alert. Snare traps, which the poachers planned to lay in the dense jungle to trap the big cats, were seized from them. Forest officials, acting on a tip, seized salt and turmeric powder from the poachers. These items would be used to preserve the skin of the animals after poaching.

Chinese couriers detained with red sanders at Cochin airport

Three Chinese nationals were detained with 110 kg of red sanders, US$ 17,000, Chinese Yuan 26,000 and Rs.6 lakh at the Cochin international airport on 3 November 2013 morning.

Rhinos killed in Kaziranga and Orang

Poachers killed two rhinos, a hornless carcass of a rhino found in Kaziranga on 1 November and another rhino in Orang on 3 November 2013.