Fuming over the agency’s performance, the judges warned of forming a special investigation team (SIT) to conduct the probe, besides recording that the CBI could not do the investigation.
Besides recovering the carcass, the forest personnel had also seized large number of snares made of motorcycle clutch wires from in and around the spot.
According to records, every month at least one case is being reported in Karnataka, and officials say that many cases are going unnoticed.
In a span of three days, on November 13 and 16, 571 star tortoises were found abandoned at two different bus stands in Bengaluru.
It was on October 9 that the two accused instigated an illiterate tribal by giving him money and liquor to trespass into Malayattoor Reserve Forest to kill a barking deer and consume its meat.
On Sunday, two youths from Narikurava community -- L Ravi and S Sarath -- from Puthur village near Sirkazhi in Mayiladuthurai district were apprehended by the forest officials for hunting cranes.
The fund will be distributed among various officials in varying proportions. and will be largely used to incentivise informers for the confidential information they pass on about acts like poaching.
'Airgun Surrender' campaign aims at motivating the hunters to surrender their airguns before the authorities concerned.
Apart from its use in traditional medicine, habitat alteration, road accidents, and other anthropogenic activities are the reasons cited for the animals dying.
The forest department was urged to create awareness among the local people on how the birds contribute to the conservation of nature and why they need to be protected.
What is the point in sharing information? In most of the cases, the accused is set free the same day after levying a meagre fine, a village level informer of poaching activities said.
According to officials, the accused allegedly killed a sambar deer in Rally Ghadpur forest near Morrigudem village under Luxettipet range in Mancherial district recently.
The Forest department said that many pet shops buy these turtles thinking that they are an exotic species imported from other countries and are not protected under Indian laws.
The carcass of the eight-year-old female elephant was found on private land in Kantamila village under the Hindol range.
On July 10, a joint team of Odisha and Chhattisgarh forest officials had busted an inter-state smuggling racket and seized nine big cat skins from Kalahandi.