Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Five years imprisonment for leopard poachers in Rajasthan

Two poachers caught by Sariska tiger reserve officials in July 2005 for killing leopard in 2003 at Akbarpur range were convicted by a court in Alwar, Rajasthan. Court has sentenced the two accused to five years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 90,000 fine each.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Tiger skin and bones seized in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand

Special Task Force of Uttarakhand police arrested four people including a person from Dharchula with a tiger skin and approximate 25 kg tiger bones at Dehradun district of Uttarakhand on 15 May 2016.
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/dehradun/4-smugglers-held-with-tiger-pelt.html

Monday, 2 May 2016

Peacock poacher acquitted in Delhi

A poacher accused for killing peacock in Delhi on January 2011 was acquitted by trial court. Court noted that there is delay of two days in producing the case property before the court since the date of commission of offence. As per Section 50 (4) of the Act, any person detained or things seized shall forthwith be taken to the Magistrate. Hence, mandatory compliance of Section 50 (4) of the Act has not been complied with. It creates doubt in the story of the prosecution.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

One person electrocuted at Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary

A tribal man belong to the Baiga tribe who was going with his family members to collect honey was electrocuted from naked electric wires laid by poachers to kill wild animals at  Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh on 11 April 2016.
http://www.patrika.com/news/kabirdham/kabirdham-baiga-tribal-dies-of-electrocution-1266050/

Monday, 11 April 2016

Illegal loggers killed two forest officers in Andhra Pradesh

Forest Beat Officer Lazarus (40) and Bade Saheb (35), assistant beat officer, were axed to death on 9 April 2016 morning after they reportedly tried to stop an auto carrying wood from the forest in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/two-forest-officers-axed-to-death/article8457022.ece?css=print

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Wildlife criminals shot dead a police constable in Uttarakhand

A police constable from Uttarakhand Special Task Force (STF), Mr. Anant Yadav was shot dead by illegal wildlife traders during an enforcement operation last night to apprehend wildlife criminals at Uttarkashi district. Last month an STF team had successful in arresting an accused with 5 tiger skins and 125 kg tiger bones in Haridwar district.
http://hindi.pradesh18.com/news/uttarakhand/animal-smugglers-encounter-inspector-martyr-1396140.html

Friday, 1 April 2016

Rising cases of dolphin and turtle deaths spark concern

In the last few of weeks, at least six carcasses of dolphins were washed ashore in different places between Kozhikode and Kasaragod in Kerala. Similar incidents were reported from other parts of the country too, including Mumbai and Chennai. Experts who keenly study marine life are of the opinion that these are indications of a serious threat to marine life.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/Rising-cases-of-dolphin-and-turtle-deaths-spark-concern/articleshow/51627570.cms

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Rhesus Macaque declared as vermin in Shimla

Central Government through a gazette notification declared Rhesus macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta) as vermin for a period of six months in the Shimla Municipal Corporation Area limits, excluding the forest areas.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tigress and 3 cubs found dead in Pench tiger reserve

One tigress and three cubs were found dead in Pench tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh on 28 March 2016.
Update on 30 March 2016: Suspected poisoning case. Bodies of tigress and two cubs found, 3rd cub is missing & 4th cub rescued.

QUEEN OF PENCH, CUBS POISONED: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/QUEEN-OF-PENCH-CUBS-POISONED/articleshow/51606959.cms

See earlier story: Tigress ‘Queen of Pench’ delivers 4 cubs: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Tigress-Queen-of-Pench-delivers-4-cubs/articleshow/47020894.cms

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

6 tiger skins and bones seized in Uttarakhand and Kerala

In two separate incidents skins and bones of 6 wild tigers were seized in Uttarakhand and Kerala on 14 March 2016. In Uttarakhand 5 tiger skins and 125 kg tiger bones were seized and one arrested at Haridwar district. In an another incident Kerala forest officials arrested four persons with a tiger skin in Thiruvananthapuram district.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Is-Corbett-turning-into-poachers-den/articleshow/51399615.cms

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/pelt-seized/article8354526.ece

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

4 years imprisonment for killing deer in tiger reserve

CJM court in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh had convicted 7 persons for killing a spotted deer in Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary under Dudhwa tiger reserve on January 2008. Court had sentenced all seven accused to four years simple imprisonment and Rs. 25,000 fine each for violation of Section 9 of Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) and three years simple imprisonment and Rs. 15,000 fine each for violation of Section 27 of WPA. Both sentences has to serve concurrently. 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Leopard skin seizure: 2 years imprisonment to accused

Two persons caught with a leopard skin in December 2008 by police at Rajsamand district of Rajasthan were convicted by a local court and sentenced them to two years rigorous imprisonment and Rs. 5,000 fine each.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Three tigers found dead in Western Ghats landscape

Three tigers were found dead in last three days at Nagarhole tiger reserve, Hunsur wildlife division and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Two tigers said to be killed in infighting and other is natural.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Thursday, 7 January 2016

5 years imprisonment for leopard poaching

A court in Alwar, Rajasthan had convicted a person for killing two leopards in two separate incidents and later removing its skin and bones in Sariska tiger reserve during 2003-04 period. Court sentenced the accused to 5 years imprisonment and Rs. 40,000 fine each. 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Tiger skin seized in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh police arrested a resident of Gondia district, Maharashtra with a tiger skin in Rajnandgaon district on 5 January 2016. Skin is suspected to be brought from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.

6 kg tiger bones seized in Uttar Pradesh

A joint team of Uttar Pradesh police and forest department arrested three persons with 6 kg tiger bones in Pilibhit tiger reserve on 4 January 2016.
https://uppolice.gov.in/writereaddata/UploadedPressRelease/pdf/C_201601061045013334.pdf