Thursday, 20 February 2014

Leopard and deer skins seized in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh forest officials arrested three tribal poachers with a skin of leopard and five deer skins near Satpura tiger reserve on 19 February 2014.
http://www.bansalnews.com/Newsdetail.aspx?id=44870

Ivory seized in Dehradun

Police officials seized 2.5 kg of elephant ivory and arrested three persons in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 19 February 2014.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014

Three leopards poisoned, skin of one removed

Bodies of three leopards (including one skinned) poisoned by poachers were found in Ajmer district of Rajasthan on 15 February 2014.

Monitor lizard skin pieces seized in Odisha

170 pieces of monitor lizard skin used for making musical instrument were seized in Dhenkanal district of Odisha on 13 February 2014.
http://odishasuntimes.com/31886/170-pcs-monitor-lizard-skin-seized/

Tokay geckos seized in Assam

One person was held with two tokay geckos in Guwahati, Assam on 16 February 2014.
http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=feb1714/city06

One more rhino killed in Kaziranga

Poachers shot down a rhino and horn took away in Kaziranga National Park, Assam on 15 February 2014.
http://www.assamtimes.org/node/9727

Friday, 14 February 2014

Star tortoises seized at Chennai airport

Customs officials at the Chennai airport seized 420 live star tortoises on 12 February 2014 from six passengers whom were trying to smuggle them to Bangkok.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/420-star-tortoises-seized-at-Chennai-airport/articleshow/30343714.cms

Leopard skin traders convicted in Uttarakhand

Two persons held with two leopard skins on September 2009 in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand were found guilty by trial court and sentenced them to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 15,000 fine each.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Poachers killed four tigers together at Melghat

A report from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, has revealed that the samples sent by Maharashtra forest officials from crime spot Masondi in Melghat last year were of four different tigers.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Poachers-killed-four-tigers-together-at-Melghat/articleshow/30046764.cms

Police lathicharge mob to rescue hyena in Purulia

Police in Purulia district of West Bengal lathicharged to disperse the mob for rescue a hyena on 7 February 2014.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-02-08/kolkata/47148567_1_police-lathicharge-mob-hyena-ranger

Poachers killed an elephant for tusks in Odisha

Body of a male elephant killed by poachers and tusks taken away by them was found in Keonjhar district of Odisha on 9 February 2014.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/elephant-killed-by-poachers-tusks-taken-away-114020900671_1.html

Sloth bear shot dead in Chhattisgarh

Enforcement officials deputed for neutralize the left-wing extremists were shot dead a sloth bear in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on 7 February 2014.
http://hindi.pardaphash.com/news/--754176/754176.html

Leopard shot dead in Maharashtra

Suspected poachers shot dead a leopard in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and its body was found on 8 February 2014.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

5,000 Indian softshell turtles seized near Bangladesh border

Approximate 5,000 Indian soft-shelled turtles were seized and three persons arrested near the border of Bangladesh in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on 3 February 2014.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/5000-turtles-seized-on-Bangladesh-border/articleshow/29831856.cms

Elephant poachers arrested in Karnataka

Two members of a poaching gang were arrested in Chamrajnagar district of Karnataka for killing a tusker in BRT Tiger Reserve on 3rd week of January.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Two-nabbed-for-killing-tusker-stealing-tusks/articleshow/29836590.cms

Elephant died after consuming plastic waste

A 40-year-old female elephant had died after consuming plastic waste dumped by Sabarimala pilgrims in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. Veterinary surgeon who conducted the autopsy, said the animal had consumed 2 kg of food packaging waste, including plastic bags, biscuit covers and aluminum foils.
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/tusker-eats-plastic-waste-thrown-by-pilgrims-dies/

Leopard caught in poacher's trap died in Himachal Pradesh

A leopard was caught in a trap placed by poachers had died during rescue operation in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on 3 February 2014.
http://www.punjabkesari.in/news/article-213643