Jumbo poaching: Madras HC pulls up CBI

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.

published on : 13th January 2022

60-yr-old man held for killing leopard in Odisha's Sorishapal reserve forest

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.

published on : 6th January 2022

Pangolin trade booms, bushmeat, parts popular

According to records, every month at least one case is being reported in Karnataka, and officials say that many cases are going unnoticed. 

published on : 27th November 2021

Wildlife crimes surge, make Karnataka a hub again

In a span of three days, on November 13 and 16, 571 star tortoises were found abandoned at two different bus stands in Bengaluru.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Gang using tribal people to hunt wildlife busted

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.

published on : 6th November 2021

Forest department crackdown on poaching; increases awareness, vigil

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.

published on : 26th October 2021

Telangana government to set up 'Secret Service Fund' to stop poaching

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.

published on : 5th October 2021

Union minister lauds Arunachal govt's wildlife conservation effort to prevent poaching 

'Airgun Surrender' campaign aims at motivating the hunters to surrender their airguns before the authorities concerned. 

published on : 24th September 2021

Poaching of Madras hedgehogs for ‘medicine’ raises alarm

Apart from its use in traditional medicine, habitat alteration, road accidents, and other anthropogenic activities are the reasons cited for the animals dying.

published on : 11th September 2021

Birds in Achankulam facing threat due to poaching

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.

published on : 6th September 2021

Why more poachers get away scot-free 

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.

published on : 4th September 2021

6 poachers arrested for killing deer in Telangana's Mancherial district

According to officials, the accused allegedly killed a sambar deer in Rally Ghadpur forest near Morrigudem village under Luxettipet range in Mancherial district recently.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Wildlife trade racket busted, 330 live turtles seized in Telangana

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. 

published on : 1st August 2021

Poachers rig plantation, electrocute elephant in Odisha's Dhenkanal

The carcass of the eight-year-old female elephant was found on private land in Kantamila village under the Hindol range.

published on : 25th July 2021

Poacher held with leopard skin

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.

published on : 22nd July 2021
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