Poaching

Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Large vertebrates – or animals with a backbone – are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch.

Sep 19, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
Online auction selling rhino horns to open today; conservationists outraged

Online auction selling rhino horns to open today; conservationists outraged

Breeders believe open trade is the only way to stop poachers slaughtering rhino.

Aug 21, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
Poaching continues to pose severe threat to tigers in India

Poaching continues to pose severe threat to tigers in India

In India, reported tiger deaths related to poaching reached an all time high in 2016. These reported figures might represent only a fraction of actual mortality. 

Jul 29, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
Venomous king cobras found hidden in potato chip cans; Los Angeles man held on charges of snake-smuggling

Venomous king cobras found hidden in potato chip cans; Los Angeles man held on charges of snake-smuggling

Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country after the US Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a shipment containing three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, federal prosecutors said.

Jul 26, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
Rhino killed in Assam national park

Rhino killed in Assam national park

The rhino's horn was missing which indicated that it was a case of poaching.

Jun 23, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites, claims WWF

Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites, claims WWF

The report `Not For Sale` by the World Wide Fund for Nature also sought additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world`s most ecologically important places -- including World Heritage Sites (under natural category) in India. 

Apr 19, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade

Draft regulations would allow a foreigner with permits to export "for personal purposes" a maximum of two rhino horns.

Mar 12, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve removed after issuing 'shoot at sight' order

Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve removed after issuing 'shoot at sight' order

Last week, Dhakate had issued shoot-at-sight order and pressed two drones into service after movement of poachers was reported along the southern fringes of the park.

Feb 26, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders at Corbett reserve

Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities have issued shoot-at-sight orders and pressed two drones into service after movement of poachers was reported along the southern fringes of the park.

Feb 22, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities issue 'shoot at sight' orders after suspected poacher movement

Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities issue 'shoot at sight' orders after suspected poacher movement

The orders were passed following a report which told of suspected poacher movement near the southern boundary of the park.

Feb 22, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
African Leopard inching toward extinction; experts list poaching and trophy hunting as reasons

African Leopard inching toward extinction; experts list poaching and trophy hunting as reasons

Studies show that poorly managed trophy hunting was a key driver of leopard population decrease.

Dec 03, 2016, 23:07 PM IST
Poaching in India on the rise; 76 tiger deaths reported in 2016

Poaching in India on the rise; 76 tiger deaths reported in 2016

These figures are the highest since 2010, with 69 tiger deaths being reported last year, in 2015.

Nov 07, 2016, 10:14 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
Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Officials at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's global conference in Honolulu confirmed that the majestic species of Eastern Gorillas (Gorilla beringei) now faces the risk of disappearing completely, with just 5,000 left on Earth.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:45 PM IST
Dehradun to get country's first tiger cell at Wildlife Institute of India campus: Report

Dehradun to get country's first tiger cell at Wildlife Institute of India campus: Report

Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and National Tiger Conservation of Authority (NTCA) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) over setting up of a tiger cell in the northern state of the country.

Aug 05, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Poaching in Kaziranga looms large; Rhino and calf killed for horn

Poaching in Kaziranga looms large; Rhino and calf killed for horn

On Wednesday, a one-horned rhino cow and her three-month-old calf were killed by poachers within the sanctuary's premises.  

Aug 03, 2016, 22:13 PM IST
Forest guard fires at rhinos in self defence, hits female rhino

Forest guard fires at rhinos in self defence, hits female rhino

A a female one-horned rhino was injured when a personnel of the elite Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) opened fire on it in self-defence when it charged at him near the state's famous Kaziranga National Park, officials said on Friday.

Jul 29, 2016, 22:47 PM IST