Monday, 27 April 2015

Accused in sea cucumber case convicted

The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West sentenced a man to simple imprisonment of eight months with a fine of Rs 25,000 for transporting 991 kgs of Sea Cucumber (Holothurians) in an Air India flight from Kolkata to Imphal on September last year.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Star Tortoises and peacock feather seized at Cochin Airport

Customs officials seized 30 star tortoises and 65 kg peacock feathers from two Malaysia bound passengers at Cochin International Airport, Kerala on early morning today.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Leopard skin and bones seized near Bhutan border

West Bengal forest department officials nabbed two Bhutanese nationals on charge of wildlife smuggling and confiscated an 8ft long leopard skin and 150 bones of the endangered species along with a skull of an unidentified animal from their vehicle on 19 April 2015 near Bhutan border.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Rhino killed in Assam

Poachers have killed yet another rhino in Kaziranga National Park and took its horn on 16 April 2015.

Poachers caught with traps convicted in Uttarakhand

The court of Mr Om Kumar, Civil Judge Senior Division - Ramnagar had found guilty in four persons whom were caught with 4 leg-hold steel traps and other poaching tools at Jhirna range of Corbett tiger reserve in May 2014. The convicted include two persons from organized poaching group based in Haryana/ Punjab. Court had sentenced all of them to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

5 poachers arrested in Uttarakhand

5 poachers including members of organized poaching gang specialized in killing Asian big cats were arrested with leg-hold steel traps at Terai East forest division of Uttarakhand on 14 April 2015.

Elephant electrocuted in Chhattisgarh

In a suspected Elephant-Human conflict case, an elephant was electrocuted near Pratappur in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh on 15 April 2015.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Six tiger poachers sentenced to three years imprisonment

Six tiger poachers were convicted by a local court in Katni, Madhya Pradesh and sentenced them to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each for killing a tiger in Katni forest division, near Bandhavgarh tiger reserve on January 2002.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Three snow leopard skins seized in Kashmir

Police arrested two poachers with three snow leopard skins in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir on 9 April 2015. In an another incident body of a snow leopard with bullet injury marks found in the same district early this month.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Leopard poachers sentenced to three years imprisonment

In two different cases, courts in Dehradun and Rishikesh were convicted four poachers to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each on this month. First case was registered in January 2005 in which a leopard was shot dead in Rajaji National Park and in second incident a leopard skin was seized from two persons on May 2008 at Rishikesh.