Thursday, 26 December 2013

Three years imprisonment for illegal wildlife traders

Chief Judicial Magistrate of Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand had found guilty on two persons for illegally trading bear gall bladder and musk pod in September 2008 and sentenced them to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each.

Monday, 23 December 2013

11 tonnes of red sanders seized in Maharashtra

Pune rural police seized 11 tonnes of red sanders on 20 December 2013 night.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Cops-seize-red-sandalwood-worth-Rs-2-24-crore/articleshow/27743394.cms

Elephant and leopard killed in Train, Road accidents

An elephant was knocked down by train near Guwahati, Assam on the night of 19 December 2013 and in other case a leopard was killed in road accident at Ajmer district of Rajasthan on 22 December 2013.

Tigress caught in clutch-wire trap died

A tigress was found dead in a clutch wire trap under Army controlled area in Ampokhra Range of Terai West Forest Division, Uttarakhand on 21 December 2013. The State Forest Department has lodged a case naming the commandant of an Army depot as chiefly responsible for the death of a tigress.
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/chandigarh/army-depot-incharge-booked-for-tigress-death.html

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Two leopards caught in trap, one died other rescued

Two leopards were caught in traps set by poachers in Goa and Himachal Pradesh on 17 December 2013, forest department of Himachal managed to rescue the animal but the animal caught in Goa had died.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Two tigers reduced to skins and bones

2 kms away from Corbett tiger reserve in Amangarh range of Bijnore forest division of Uttar Pradesh, poachers killed two tigers. Two skins, full skeleton and jaw traps used to killed the animals were seized and twelve persons were arrested by Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police on 16 December 2013. Some of the people arrested were repeat offenders and was caught from nearby area last year with tiger and leopard skins.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/12-poachers-arrested-skin-meat-of-tigers-seized-in-up/article5468066.ece

Monday, 16 December 2013

Notorious tiger poacher Ranjit arrested again

Notorious tiger poacher Ranjit a resident of Punjab who is wanted in several tiger poaching cases in Maharashtra was arrested from Andhra Pradesh on 15 December 2013. Earlier in November 2009, CBI was arrested him in Nagpur with 2 tiger skins and bones.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Tiger-skin-trader-Ranjit-two-others-nabbed-in-AP/articleshow/27441474.cms

Red sanders smugglers killed two forest officers

About 200 red sanders smugglers rained stones at a forest team and killed two officials, dozen injured in the forests of Seshachalam bordering Chittoor and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh on 15 December 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Two-forest-officials-killed-by-red-sanders-smugglers/articleshow/27439217.cms

12 tonnes of red sanders seized in Maharashtra

Maharashtra forest officials seized a truck carrying 12 tonnes of red sanders on 13 December 2013 morning.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-15/navi-mumbai/45216846_1_red-sanders-12-tonnes-panvel

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Tiger poachers acquitted in Sariska

Sessions court in Alwar had acquitted two tiger poachers from Haryana on the basis of appeal filed by them against their conviction. Earlier trial court had sentenced them for 5 years imprisonment for killing tigers in Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Dugong poached in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu forest officials held a youth who was transporting a dugong poached for its meat in Ramanathapuram district on 10 December 2013 night.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/One-arrested-for-poaching-dugong-in-Ramnad-district/articleshow/27230837.cms

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mongoose hair seized in Indo-Nepal border

In a joint operation Sashastra Seema Bal and Uttar Pradesh Forest department seized mongoose hair and hairs of other wild animal near Nepal border in Bahraich district on 3 December 2013.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013

Turtles seized in Lucknow

 Uttar Pradesh police seized 79 turtles from two persons in Lucknow on 1 December 2013.

Red sanders seized from Chinese national in Kolkata

A Chinese national who was supposed to take a Chinese Eastern Airline flight to Kunming was detained in Kolkata airport with 26 kg of red sanders on 30 November 2013 night.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Sandalwood-seized-at-airport-Chinese-national-arrested/articleshow/26709323.cms

Turtles and Frogs rescued in Goa

Goa forest officials rescued Indian soft-shelled turtles and Bull frogs from poachers on 30 November 2013.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-01/goa/44618197_1_forest-guard-forest-department-forest-officials

More than 100 birds seized in Kolkata

More than 100 birds including parakeet, munia and mynah were seized by West Bengal forest department in Kolkata on 1 December 2013.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Three-held-for-illegal-bird-trade/articleshow/26709411.cms

Snake venom seized in Kerala

Kerala forest officials arrested two persons with snake venom in Ernakulam district on 29 November 2013 night.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-01/kochi/44618315_1_snake-venom-kerala-forest-department-forest-officials