Thursday, 31 December 2015

One arrested for killing Nilgiri langur

Kerala forest officials arrested a person and searching 8 others for killing Nilgiri langurs (Trachypithecus johnii) in forests of Kozhikode district on 29 December 2015. Officials were managed to seize skins, 10 kg meat, 4 skulls, 2 guns and cartridges.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Woman caught with leopard skins convicted

A woman caught with two leopard skins near Dharchula, Indo-Nepal border in January 2013 by Special Operations Group of police was convicted by the court of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Pithoragarh. Accused was sentenced three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Three years imprisonment for illegal possession of bear gall bladder

Chief Judicial Magistrate of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand has convicted a person who was caught with a Himalayan black bear gall bladder in a joint operation of police and forest department in June 2013. Accused was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 50,000 fine.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Three illegal wildlife traders sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Three persons from a hunting community based in Haryana and Punjab, whom were an accused in tiger poaching case registered at Melghat tiger reserve, Maharashtra in 2013 were convicted by a court in Amravati and sentenced them to 7 years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

27 kg pangolin scales seized in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh forest officials arrested two persons with 27.5 kg pangolin scales, wild boar hair, peacock feathers, porcupine quills and  mongoose hair at Gwalior on 3 December 2015.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Japanese citizens convicted in wildlife smuggling

Two Japanese citizens whom were caught with snakes, lizards, spiders etc at Cochin International Airport on June 2014 were admitted guilty and the local court had convicted them to one year imprisonment and Rs. 45,000 fine each.