Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants
Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.

Elephant poaching: Kerala to convene meeting

Kerala government Monday said it would convene a meeting of Forest ministers of southern states next month to tackle the increasing incidents of elephant poaching for ivory in forests in these states.

Two poachers arrested in Assam's Morigaon district

Two poachers, suspected to be involved in elephant poaching, were today arrested in Morigaon district.

Conservationists ask Xi to ban ivory trade to save elephants
Conservationists ask Xi to ban ivory trade to save elephants

 British naturalist David Attenborough has joined 70 other high-profile figures to mount pressure on China for a ban on ivory trade to save elephants, especially in Africa, as the country remains the biggest centre for ivory products.

At least 19 Malian elephants killed by poachers

Motorcycle-riding poachers have killed at least 19 elephants over the past month, officials said Wednesday, marking a significant blow to a rare grouping that lives in a part of central Mali where al-Qaida and other extremists have been active.

Now drones would monitor poaching of elephants

In a bid to monitor and stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in all its 52 national parks and reserves, Kenya`s wildlife authorities have decided to deploy drones, the Guardian reported Friday.

Prince William wants ivory held by royal family destroyed

Prince William wants all the ivory held by Britain`s royal family, including a 19th century ivory throne from India, to be destroyed as part of his campaign against rampant elephant poaching.

Mass killing of Cameroon elephants alarms UN agency

The UN watchdog into the illegal wildlife trade today voiced "grave concern" at a spike in African elephant poaching after nearly 450 of the animals were killed in Cameroon.