Monday, 29 April 2013

Elephant tusks seized in Erode

Tamil Nadu forest officials seized two elephant tusks from poachers in Erode district on 26 April 2013 night.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/on-display/article4662366.ece

300 parakeets rescued in Thane

Police seized 298 parakeets and out of which 14 were died later in Thane district of Maharashtra on 27 April 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Seized-parrots-point-to-thriving-wildlife-trade/articleshow/19774404.cms

Wild boar meat seized in Goa

Forest officials raided a bar and restaurant in Goa and seized cooked meat of wild boar on 27 April 2013 night.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Forest-officials-seize-wild-boar-meat-in-raid/articleshow_dc/19777504.cms

Seven peacocks poisoned in Barmer

Seven peacocks were poisoned by poachers in Barmer district of Rajasthan on 27 April 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/7-peacocks-killed-by-poachers-in-Barmer-in-Jaipur/articleshow/19773475.cms

Person from Uttar Pradesh arrested with a leopard skin in Nepal

Nepal police arrested a person from Uttar Pradesh, India with a leopard skin in Kathmandu on 27 April 2013.
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=One+held+with+hide&NewsID=374349

Friday, 26 April 2013

Leopard caught in poacher's trap died in Uttarakhand

A leopard was died when the animal was caught in leg-hold steel trap placed by poachers in Boom range of Champawat forest division in Uttarakhand on 25 April 2013.
http://www.jagran.com/uttarakhand/pithoragarh-10335571.html

Three barking deer and a sambar killed in Meghalaya

Forest officials arrested twenty five local poachers with body parts of three barking deer and a sambar in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on 23 April 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/25-poachers-arrested-in-Meghalaya/articleshow/19732198.cms

Centre to order CBI probe on tiger deaths in Karnataka

After the death of more than ten tigers so far this year in Karnataka, now Centre is contemplating a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the recent deaths of tigers in Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks.

Slow loris rescued in Manipur

Police and NGOs were jointly rescued a slow loris in Thoubal district of Manipur on 24 April 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Slow-loris-rescued-from-Thoubal-dist/articleshow/19732210.cms

Thursday, 25 April 2013

30 parakeets seized in Bikaner

Officials of Railway Protection Force arrested two persons with 30 parakeets in Bikaner railway station, Rajasthan on 24 April 2013.
http://www.bhaskar.com/article/RAJ-BIK-c-196-79333-NOR.html

Elephant killed and tusks removed in Odisha

Forest officials found a decomposed carcass of an elephant killed by poachers in Balangir district of Odisha on 24 April 2013.
http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Elephant-carcass-found-in-Balangir/2013/04/25/article1560393.ece

Leopard skin seized in Nainital

Forest officials arrested four persons with a leopard skin in Nainital district of Uttarakhand on 24 April 2013.

Wildlife crime a transnational organized crime

Recently heads of two United Nations bodies called on countries to recognize wildlife and forest crimes as a serious form of organized crime and strengthen penalties against criminal syndicates and networks profiting from such illegal trade.http://cites.org/eng/news/pr/2013/20130423_CCPCJ.php

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Monday, 22 April 2013

Red sanders seized in Ludhiana, Punjab

Customs officials seized tonnes of red sanders kept in a warehouse in Ludhiana, Punjab on 18 April 2013 night.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Ludhiana/Red-sandalwood-worth-crores-recovered-at-Sahnewal/SP-Article1-1047083.aspx

Pregnant elephant electrocuted in Chhattisgarh

One pregnant elephant was electrocuted when animal was trying to cross the fenced farm in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh on 17 April 2013.
http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/elephant-electrocuted-in-a-farm_843066.html

Two slender loris seized in Tamil Nadu

Two slender loris kept under captivity were resuced on last week in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130420/news-current-affairs/article/2-slender-lorises-seized-gypsy

Turtles seized in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

38 turtles transported from Chennai to Jabalpur in a train were seized on 19 April 2013.
http://www.bhaskar.com/article/MP-JBL-route-38-turtles-were-riding-in-the-luggage-4240568-NOR.html

Owl seized in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand police arrested two persons with an owl in Pithoragarh district on 21 April 2013.
http://www.amarujala.com/news/states/uttarakhand/pithoragarh/Pithoragarh-54131-117/

On snake venom seizure

Last week also police in a South Indian state seized 750ml of suspected cobra venom, are this real? Read the article of an expert published last year on the subject of snake venom.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/chen-metroplus/snake-oil-merchants/article4058507.ece

11kg Pangolin scales seized in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Special Task of Uttar Pradesh police arrested a person with 11kg pangolin scales in Kanpur on 20 April 2013.
http://uppolice.up.nic.in/News_archive/good%20work%2020-4-2013.doc

Friday, 19 April 2013

Mongoose hair brush dealer convicted in Delhi

In a case registered by Delhi police on February 2008, a person was convicted by trial court on 8th April for illegally trading 174 paint brushes made of mongoose hair.

Bird seller convicted in Delhi

One person was convicted by trial court on 3rd April for illegally trading live birds in Delhi. Delhi wildlife department had seized 100 black-headed munias, 34 rose ringed parakeets and ten Alexandrine parakeets on August 2006 from the accused possession.

Accused convicted for illegally keeping tiger and leopard skins

A trail court in Delhi had convicted a person for illegally keeping tiger and leopard skin at his home. The case was registered in 1998 and the court sentenced him to three years imprisonment and Rupees 1 lakh fine.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Dawood-aide-gets-jail-for-1998-wildlife-crimes/articleshow/19624658.cms

Person arrested with leopard skin convicted in Uttarakhand

A person arrested with leopard skin was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment and Rupees Ten Thousand fine in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand yesterday. This case was detected and registered by police on May 2012.
http://www.amarujala.com/news/states/uttarakhand/chamoli/Chamoli-62075-142/

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tiger found dead in Uttarakhand

Today morning a tiger was found dead in Bailpadaav range of Tarai West forest division in Uttarakhand.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Snakes seized from a passenger at Chennai Airport

An international traveler arrived from Thailand by a Thai Airways flight was arrested today morning in Chennai airport with 6 snakes (4 pythons and 2 coral snakes), 4 flying squirrels (but the picture appeared in the link looks like sugar glider) and two rats.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130418/news-crime/article/man-held-snakes-plane-chennai

Villagers set leopard cubs ablaze, one dead

A five-month-old leopard cub was killed, while one other was critically injured, as villagers set the two ablaze alive near Nifandra village in Saoli tehsil, Chandrapur district of Maharashtra on 16 April 2013.

Poachers killed two leopards in Himachal Pradesh

Police officials arrested three persons for killing two leopards in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on 16 April 2013.

Elephant tusks seized in West Bengal

Forest officials arrested two persons with a pair of elephant tusk in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on 16 April 2013.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/men-held-with-a-pair-of-tusk-113041600494_1.html

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tiger bones seized in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand forest officials arrested a person and seized one and a half kilograms of tiger bones and a gun  in Banbasa on 12 April 2013. Arrested person is a repeat offender in wildlife crime and had connections with professional tiger poachers.

Falcon found dead with transmitter attached in Indo-Pakistan border

One Falcon was found dead with transmitter attached in India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.
http://www.p7news.com/states/7789-hawk-in-jasselmer.html

Red sanders seized near Mumbai

17th rhino killed this year in Assam

Poachers killed one more rhino in Kaziranga and toll becomes 17 this year in Assam.

Pregnant elephant killed for tushes in Odisha

Body of a pregnant elephant with tushes removed was found in Similipal tiger reserve of Orissa on 12 April 2013.
http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Elephant-carcass-found-in-STR/2013/04/14/article1544379.ece#

Pregnant elephant electrocuted in Odisha

A pregnant elephant was electrocuted from a high tension wire in Cuttack district, Orissa on 14 April 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Jumbo-electrocuted-in-sponge-iron-unit/articleshow/19553768.cms

Golden gecko seized in Assam

A schedule-I species, Golden gecko was seized by Assam police and arrested two persons in Guwahati on 14 April 2013.
http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/a-golden-gecko-recovered-from-traders-in-assam-21919.html

Leopard skin seized in Pune

Maharashtra police arrested a person with a leopard skin in Pune on 13 April 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Youth-arrested-with-leopard-skin-worth-lakhs/articleshow/19542236.cms

Tiger skin seized in Karnataka

Karnataka police arrested two persons with a tiger skin in Mandya district on 11 April 2013.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/two-arrested-tiger-skin-and-claws-recovered/article4613117.ece

Tiger killed in train accident in Maharashtra

Two tigers were hit by a train near Chandrapur, Maharashtra today morning (15 April 2013) in which one of them was died and other seriously injured.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Nilgai killed in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh police arrested a person for killing a Nilgai (blue bull) in Farrukhabad district on 10 April 2013.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

375 parakeets seized in Jharkhand

Jharkhand forest officials arrested a person with 375 juvenile parakeets in Palamau district when he was smuggling the birds to Kolkata on 10 April 2013.
http://www.bhaskar.com/article/c-181-828549-NOR.html?HF-6=

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Tiger poachers arrested in Uttarakhand

Forest officials arrested 4 professional tiger poachers from Haryana with leg-hold steel traps in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand on 1 April 2013.