Friday, 28 August 2015

Poachers caught in Similipal Tiger Reserve

Two poachers were arrested and seized three country-made guns from their possession on 27 August 2015 at core area of the Similipal Tiger Reserve of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

One person convicted for illegal possession of leopard skin

One person who was found with illegal possession of a leopard skin in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand on June 2013 was convicted by Chief Judicial Magistrate under Wildlife Protection Act (Criminal Case/769/2013) and sentenced him to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 25,000 fine.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Three years imprisonment for smuggling leopard skins

Two persons caught with 2 leopard skins by Special Operations Group of Uttarakhand Police in February 2013 were convicted by Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bageshwar (Court Case No. 347 & 348/2013) on 18 August 2015. Accused were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rupees 25,000 fine each.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

770 wildlife crimes registered in India last year

According to the statistics released by National Crime Records Bureau 770 crimes were registered under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 in India for year 2014.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Leopard killed in road accident

On 16 August 2015 a leopard died after being knocked down by an unknown vehicle in Igatpuri taluka of Nashik district on Mumbai-Agra national highway.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Leopard skin smuggler imprisoned in Uttarakhand

Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Bageshwar had found guilty in a person who was arrested with two leopard skins in Bageshwar district, Uttarakhand on September 2012. Accused was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 25,000 fine.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Turtles seized in Kolkata and Chennai

Enforcement officials seized Forty four Indian tent turtles, 27 star tortoises, one crowned river turtle and four spotted black terrapins in Kolkata yesterday. In Chennai One hundred and thirty eight Spotted black terrapins that were to be smuggled to Kuala Lumpur through Colombo was seized by the officials of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (Southern Region) at the Chennai airport on 6 August 2015.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

1784 wild animals killed in recent floods in Gujarat

Government reported in parliament that as per the report received from the State Government of Gujarat, the details of death of wild animals including lions due to excessive rain and flood recently is as under:
Name of Species
No. of death
Asiatic Lion
Spotted deer
Blue bull
Black buck
Wild boar


841 people were killed by tiger and elephants in last three years

In a reply given in parliament government stated that 841 people were killed by tigers and elephants between April 2012 to March 2015.


5 pieces of ivory seized in Jalpaiguri district

Five pieces of ivory, weighing around 5kg each, were seized from three persons by the officers of Belakoba range of Baikunthapur forest division in West Bengal on 4 August 2015.

Monday, 3 August 2015

8 tiger claws seized in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu forest officials arrested three persons with 8 claws of tiger in Kanchipuram district on 31 July 2015.

Two tiger cubs found dead in Sunderbans

Recovery of tiger cub bodies in Sunderbans have raised suspicion of poaching in the mangroves. A day after the recovery of a carcass from the Jhila 3 compartment under the Bagna range, the body of another cub, a male and probably its sibling, was found floating on a creek in the same area by a forest patrolling unit on 31 July 2015 morning. Initial post-mortem report has revealed that both the cubs had "completely black and fragile livers" — a sign, according to vets, of liver toxicity that can be triggered by poisoning. Both the cubs are aged between 12 and 15 months.

Elephant killed in train accident in Assam

An elephant was crushed to death at Nagapathar in Rangapara area where Dekargaon-New Jalpaiguri passenger rammed into the herd of elephants when they were crossed the rail tracks on 3 August 2015 morning.

Hundreds of egrets and herons killed in Maharashtra

Hundreds of egrets and herons were killed, when there nests were destroyed as villagers of Dehli in Ballarpur Tehsil of Chandrapur district chopped off at least five giant tamarind trees during last few days. Forest officials have registered a case against Sarpanch and Dy. sarpanch of the village for issuing orders cutting the trees and destroying the nests of the birds.