Thursday, 30 January 2014

Poachers shot dead a man for protecting chinkaras in Jodhpur

A 25-year-old youth of Bishnoi community lost his life protecting chinkaras (Indian Gazelle) from poachers in Jodhpur district on 29 January 2014. History is replete with the sacrifices of Bishnois for the cause of trees and wildlife. In 1730, 363 Bishnoi men, women and children gave their lives to protect trees from cutting by the king's men in Khejarli village in Jodhpur by hugging to them.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/bishnoi-youth-dies-protecting-chinkaras-in-jodhpur/articleshow1/29571618.cms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishnois

Red sanders wood cutter killed in clash with cops

A red sanders woodcutter was killed and three cops were injured in a clash between a gang of smugglers and a special combing party in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on 29 January 2014.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140130/news-current-affairs/article/smuggler-killed-clash-cops

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Poachers killed third elephant in Sambalpur

Another decomposed carcass of a tusker with bullet injuries was found in Sambalpur district of Odisha on 27 January 2014. Prior to this incident poachers had killed two male elephants few days back, this has brought to the fore increasing activities of poachers in the area and involvement of ivory mafia.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Jumbo-Carcass-Found/2014/01/28/article2024140.ece

Hyena killed in road accident in Rajasthan

One pregnant Striped Hyena with four fetuses inside was killed in road accident at Ghatol-Banswara road in Rajasthan on 26 January 2014 night.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Wildlife parts smuggling rife in far west of Nepal

The hill districts of the Far-Western Development Region of Nepal have become a major transit point for smuggling wildlife body parts from India to China via Nepal. Smugglers are smuggling large amounts of wildlife body parts from Darchula district alone.
http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=68515

Rhino killed in Kaziranga

Belgian Malinois sniffer dog donated by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation had traced the poacher who had killed a rhino in Kaziranga National Park, Assam on 25 January 2014.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140126/jsp/northeast/story_17864628.jsp#.UuX6KdK6a6Y

Tiger found dead in Andhra Pradesh was poisoned

One tiger found dead in Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve of Andhra Pradesh last week was poisoned.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140125/news-current-affairs/article/tiger-died-shock-autopsy

One more elephant killed in Odisha

Body of an elephant killed by poachers with its tusk removed was found in Sambalpur district of Odisha on 24 January 2013, this is the second incident in a week in Sambalpur.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-01-25/bhubaneswar/46600419_1_elephant-poachers-forest-department

Friday, 24 January 2014

Two leopard skins seized

In a coordinated efforts of enforcement agencies in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra two leopard skins were seized, one each in Adilabad district and Gadchiroli district this week.

Tiger found dead without paws in Andhra Pradesh

A tiger was found dead with its paws removed in Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve of Andhra Pradesh on 23 January 2014.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140124/news-current-affairs/article/tiger%E2%80%99s-paws-chopped-4-rangers-suspended

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Elephant killed in Odisha

Tuskless body of a male elephant found in Sambalpur district of Odisha on 21 January 2014.

Peacock poachers sentenced to three years imprisonment

Three poachers from Madhya Pradesh including two women were found guilty by a court in Sangli and sentenced them to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine each for killing peafowls in Chandoli National Park, Maharashtra on November last year.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/Poachers-from-MP-get-3-yrs-in-jail/articleshow/29194437.cms

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Three years jail term for bird poachers

The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court in Kendrapara, Odisha convicted two persons and sentenced them to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine each in connection with killing of birds in Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary on 5 December 2011.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140120/jsp/odisha/story_17841806.jsp#.Ut4S39K6a6Y

Poachers arrested in Sariska Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan forest officials arrested poachers with gun in Akbarpur Range of Sariska tiger reserve on 20 January 2014.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Elephant tusks seized in Kerala

Kerala forest department seized two elephant tusks and arrested four persons in Palakkad district on 15 January 2014.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Rhino shot dead in Assam

A rhino, who shot at and wounded by suspected poachers few days ago had died in Assam's Sonitpur district.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/injured-rhino-dies-114010901295_1.html

Three years imprisonment for Mongoose killer

CJM court in Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh had found guilty on a person who had killed two mongoose in November 2012 and sentenced him to three years imprisonment and Rs. 10,000 fine.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

DFO suspended in Tamil Nadu

A Divisional Forest Officer who recently said that several forest department personnel were in cahoots with red sander smugglers and alleged that officers aided the smugglers to fell and smuggle red sander trees worth several crore from the forest area in Vellore Circle in the last one year was suspended by Tamil Nadu government.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Vellore-Dist-Forest-Officer-Suspended/2014/01/07/article1987023.ece

Corals seized in Kolkata

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau officials seized 30 kg of corals in Kolkata on 6 January 2014.
http://ct.moreover.com/ct?haid=80fcba042f9c49aa1389052566439376a0d8d2a214611&co=f000000011216s-3582469640

Friday, 3 January 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Rhino shot dead in Manas, Assam

On 31 December 2013, poachers killed a rhino and took away the horn in Manas National Park, Assam
http://www.newswala.com/India-National-News/Poachers-killed-another-one-horned-rhino-in-Assams-Manas-National-Park-MNP-54434.html

Police shot dead a sloth bear in Chhattisgarh

In a human-animal conflict case, police in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh shot dead a sloth bear on 1 January 2014.

Forest Range Officer arrested for accepting bribe

The anti-corruption bureau of Maharashtra government arrested a range officer for accepting a bribe from saw mill owner in Aurangabad.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Range-forest-officer-lands-in-ACB-net/articleshow/28250634.cms

Hog deer included in Schedule-I and Tokay gecko on Schedule-IV

Through a gazette notification last month government had included Hog deer in the list of Schedule-I of Wildlife Protection Act, also Tokay gecko in Schedule-IV. Earlier in 2009 Horseshoe crabs were also find a place in Schedule-IV.
http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=26..010114.jan14