Friday, 30 October 2015

160 turtles seized in Uttar Pradesh

Police rescued 160 turtles at Bisauli, Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh on 29 October 2015.

Three persons convicted for leopard skins smuggling

A local court in Garur, Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand has convicted three persons whom were arrested by police with two leopard skins in December 2013. Court had sentenced the accused to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 25,000 fine each.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Monday, 19 October 2015

Tiger skin and bones seized in Kailali district, Nepal

Nepal police seized a tiger skin and bones in Kailali district (a district bordering with India) and arrested a person on 17 October 2015.
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/one-held-with-bengal-tiger-hides-and-bones

Kerala captive elephant owners make a killing by selling ivory

An investigation into the ivory smuggling racket in Kerala has put owners of captive elephants under a cloud of suspicion. Elephant owners who obtain the Forest Department’s permission to trim the animals’ tusks periodically later sell them to ivory sculptors for lakhs of rupees, the department has found out.
http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/elephant-owners-sell-ivory-make-money-forest-departments-permission-trimming-tusks.html

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Two tiger skins and bones seized

In two separate incidents two tiger skins and bones seized in Madhya Pradesh and Assam on 13 October 2015. In Madhya Pradesh, skin of a tiger suspected to have killed in Satpura tiger reserve had seized by forest officials from a village in Chhindwara district. In Assam, forest officials of Kaziranga tiger reserve arrested two persons including a forest guard with a tiger skin and bones.
http://www.india.com/news/india/two-arrested-with-tiger-skin-in-assam-628978/ 
See the video of Assam incident: http://www.mid-day.com/videos/two-arrested-with-tiger-skin-in-assam/698726

Monday, 12 October 2015

Elephant and calf electrocuted in Dhenkanal

A mother elephant and its 6 months old calf were electrocuted in Dhenkanal district when coming in contact with 11kv electric wire on 11 October 2015 night. In last one month several elephants were electrocuted in Odisha.
http://www.prameyanews7.com/en/oct2015/odisha/4391/Elephant-calf-electrocuted-in-Dhenkanal-Elephant-calf-electrocuted-DhenkanalOdisha-Odisha.htm

Govt. inviting comments on draft environmental laws

Government is inviting comments on draft of the proposed amendment in Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.
http://www.moef.nic.in/sites/default/files/ScanJobInvitation%20of%20comments%20Draft%20Environment%20Law.pdf

Red sanders seized in Haryana

Haryana police seized a container with red sanders near Delhi when on the way to Tuglakabad inland container depot.
http://www.bhaskar.com/news/HAR-ROH-OMC-red-sandle-wood-foun-in-container-5138832-PHO.html

Huge cache of elephant ivory seized in Delhi

In continuation of an ongoing investigation of elephant poaching in Kerala, the state forest department seized large number of raw ivory and finished products from a hide out in New Delhi last week.
http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/huge-cache-of-ivory-seized-in-delhi.html

Monday, 5 October 2015

180 tortoises seized in Bangladesh-India border

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) men recovered 180 turtles from Putkhali border under Benapole Port Police Station on 4 October 2015.
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/180-tortoises-seized-151843

One more rhino killed in Kaziranga

Poachers armed with sophisticated night-vision enabled riflescope killed one rhino at Kaziranga national park on 2 October 2015. Park officials said that the poachers however, were unable to chop off the horn as forest staff retaliated with heavy firing. The gang comprised three to four poachers and they were also armed with AK series rifles.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kaziranga-lost-another-rhino-to-poachers/articleshow/49207726.cms

Ivory trader arrested in Delhi

An ivory trader based in Delhi was arrested in a joint operation carried out by forest officials from Kerala, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) personnel and the Delhi police on 2 October 2015. According to the information received by the forest intelligence wing, as many as 40 elephants were gunned down for extracting tusks by the poaching gangs operating in the forests of Edamalayar, Parambikulam, Wayanad and Munnar during the past two years. The documents recovered by the police from the middlemen involved in the illegal trade had revealed that ivories valued over Rs 1.5 crore had been smuggled into different cities in the country from Kerala last year.
http://beta.english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/phone-data-leads-to-arrest-of-ivory-racket-kingpin.html

Tiger bones seized in Karnataka

Karnataka forest officials arrested a person with 6 kg tiger bones in BRT tiger reserve on 1 October 2015.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/tiger-bones-seized-but-controversy-arises-over-suspects-arrest/article7724925.ece