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.


See earlier story: Tigress ‘Queen of Pench’ delivers 4 cubs:

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.