Illegal wildlife trade

Sordid business of illegal wildlife trade blooming, warns WWF

Sordid business of illegal wildlife trade blooming, warns WWF

It is believed that Pangolins are the most illegally traded animals for their scales, which are used to treat asthma, rheumatism and arthritis.

Nov 02, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Lives of snow leopards in danger; hundreds being killed every year, warns report!

Lives of snow leopards in danger; hundreds being killed every year, warns report!

The lives of the already endangered big cats hang by a thread and there are as few as 4,000 of them remaining and numbers have fallen by a fifth in the last 16 years.

Oct 23, 2016, 20:46 PM IST
Tiger trafficking looms large; no visible decline in illegal trade trends, says WWF

Tiger trafficking looms large; no visible decline in illegal trade trends, says WWF

The report found there had been 801 recorded seizures of tigers and tiger products across Asia since 2000.

Sep 29, 2016, 23:04 PM IST
Shocking! Illegal wildlife trade on Quikr, Olx, eBay, Amazon, Snapdeal

Shocking! Illegal wildlife trade on Quikr, Olx, eBay, Amazon, Snapdeal

A wildlife body had recently alleged that a prominent website was selling wildlife specimens, including sea horses and alligator heads, protected under the country’s laws.

Jul 18, 2016, 18:10 PM IST
World Environment Day 2016: A look at the sordid business of illegal wildlife trade

World Environment Day 2016: A look at the sordid business of illegal wildlife trade

This World Environment Day, the United Nations Organisation (UN) has pledged “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade”, making it the theme for 2016.

Jun 05, 2016, 12:37 PM IST
Bollywood actress Jacqueline supports UN campaign against illegal wildlife trade

Bollywood actress Jacqueline supports UN campaign against illegal wildlife trade

The '#WildforLife' campaign, launched Wednesday at the 2nd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade in wildlife.

May 26, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species.

Mar 25, 2015, 19:01 PM IST

`Conference on poaching in London opportunity for govt`

A conference on illegal wildlife trade being held in London is an opportunity for governments to tackle the issue that threatens existence of species like elephants, rhinos and tigers, a global wildlife agency said today.

Feb 13, 2014, 22:26 PM IST

China steps up protection of tigers

China has finalised two separate agreements with India and Russia to step up protection of tigers and other endangered species, the state-media reported Tuesday.

Jul 30, 2013, 20:43 PM IST

Illegal wildlife trade linked to terror groups: Natarajan

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said there is evidence that some wildlife crime syndicates are linked to terror groups.

Jul 05, 2013, 19:20 PM IST

Delhi meet to focus on curbing wildlife crime in South Asia

Besides driving many endangered species towards extinction, illegal wildlife trade strengthens criminal networks.

Jun 26, 2013, 19:39 PM IST

India, US join hands to tackle illegal wildlife trade

India and the US have decided to join hands to tackle illegal wildlife trade, which involves billions of dollars annually.

Jan 29, 2013, 20:47 PM IST

`India lucrative target for illegal wildlife trade`

India remains a "lucrative target" in the USD 20 billion illegal trade of wildlife articles per year, an official document says.

Jun 28, 2012, 22:26 PM IST