elephant poaching

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.

Aug 31, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

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.

Jul 06, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Two poachers arrested in Assam's Morigaon district

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

May 19, 2015, 13:46 PM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2015, 21:49 PM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2014, 20:29 PM IST

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.

Feb 17, 2014, 20:06 PM IST

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.

Feb 28, 2012, 23:00 PM IST