Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Two tigers electrocuted and another found dead

Bodies of two tigers suspected to have electrocuted were found yesterday at Chandrapur district of Maharashtra and Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. Another tiger was found dead at Kaziranga, Assam.

A north Bengal forest ranger people love to call ‘Singham’

In the forests of North Bengal, timber smugglers and poachers are in trouble. A 39-year-old forest ranger has come to be known as the ‘Forest Singham’ (lion of the forest) after having arrested hundreds of wildlife and timber smugglers. In 2016, Sanjay Dutta and his team seized 14 leopard skins, 500 pieces of leopard and tiger bones, two rhino horns, live geckos, seven skins of clouded leopard and 11 jars of snake venom.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Pangolin scales seized in Odisha

Odisha forest officials arrested two persons with 3.5 kg pangolin scales and a leopard skin at Mayurbhanj district on 30 October 2017.

Sessions court ordered retrial of wildlife case

In July 2014 Special Environment Court in Kurukshetra had convicted three persons for five years imprisonment for killing a black buck at Fatehbad district in January 2012. On the basis of appeal filed by the convicts, Sessions court was set aside the lower court judgment and had ordered the retrial of the case citing reason as no proper procedure were followed during the trial.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Tiger skin seizure case accused acquitted by Juvenile Justice Board

Juvenile Justice Board of Nagpur had acquitted a person (case was registered under Wildlife Protection Act and IPC) who was arrested along with others in Nagpur Railway station, Maharashtra with 2 tiger skins and bones by CBI on November 2009. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Section 144 imposed in North Cachar Hills district to prevent bird poaching

Dy. Commissioner of Dima Hasao district in Assam imposed Section 144 of CrPC to prevent bird poaching reported from Jatinga village. DC had banned movement of people with sticks, nets and other items used for trapping and killing birds. The DC has also banned use of flash lights, halogens and search lights in the village.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Wildlife trader got bail from Uttarakhand High Court

An illegal wildlife trader from Delhi who was convicted in a case of tiger skin and bones seizure registered at Ramnagar division in January 2009 managed to procure bail from Uttarakhand High Court during the pendency of criminal revision. Prior to this his conviction was upheld by Sessions court in August 2017.

In High Court counsel for the convict contended that the "Courts below erred in awarding the punishment as the role assigned to the revisionist was as simple as he was the purchaser of the alleged skin, which was never sent for FSL. It is contended that the revisionist could not be punished as same is barred by Section 30 and 26 of the Evidence Act. It is further contented the revisionist was on bail during trial as well as during pendency of appeal and he has never misused the bail granted to him."

Monday, 23 October 2017

Bear gall bladders and other articles seized in Assam

Large quantities of suspected bear gall bladders and body parts of other wild animals were seized in a joint operation of different enforcement agencies in Lakhimpur district of Assam.

Poachers shot dead a forest guard in Andhra Pradesh

Poachers shot dead a temporary forest guard of Andhra Pradesh forest department during patrolling at East Godavari district on 22 October 2017.

Elephant killed in Assam

The carcass of an adult male wild elephant, with its tusks, trunk and tail chopped off and chunks of meat hacked off from the body, was found at Dolopa village in Assam's Sivasagar district on 21 October 2017.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Three Indian nationals arrested in Nepal with Chimpanzees

Citizens of India, Nepal and Pakistan were arrested last week in Kathmandu by CIB of Nepal Police with 2 Chimpanzees and other animals, chimps were suspected to be brought from Nigeria.