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Need to check organised gangs in rhino poaching: WWF

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 21:16

As per figures till March 2013, there were only 3,500 rhinos in Asia (compared to over 25,000 across Africa).

Kerala wildlife chief seeks to destroy 8,000 kg ivory

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:52

The chief wildlife warden of Kerala has sought permission from the state government to destroy around 8,000 kg of elephant tusks in possession of the forest department since the 1980s.

Nine sent to judicial custody for hunting deer

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:28

Nine persons were Tuesday sent to judicial custody by a court here for allegedly killing an adult deer and consuming its meat in Kaziranga extended territory area in Assam`s Golaghat district.

Reduce China`s demand for tiger parts: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 18:29

Stating that the scale of India-China trade for dead tiger parts is "huge", tiger conservationists have called for a plan to curb demands for tiger parts across the border.

`India well ahead in tiger protection strategies`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 11:34

Noted tiger conservationist Belinda Wright said that the South African model of wildlife conservation is "not the model to follow" and that India is "ahead" in its protection strategies.

Tiger, leopard skins seized in Nagpur; six held

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:35

Six members of a gang allegedly involved in illegal trading of tiger and leopard skins were arrested while several animal skin were seized from them, forest department sources said Wednesday.

Forest officials seize 400 smuggled turtles at Ana

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 00:43

A freak mishap of a van today led to an expose of smuggling of fresh water turtles to West Bengal where they are considered a delicacy.

Tiger tourism ban to continue, for now

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 15:43

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to lift ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves, for now.

India’s wildlife: Trapped between official apathy and poaching

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 00:05

Animal killing for economic gains is the most atrocious aspect of man-animal relationship.

Mohanlal violated wildlife protection Act, 1972

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 12:29

Forest officials have informed a local court here that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, from whose house ivory tusks had been seized in Income tax raids in 2010, had violated the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

SC gives last opportunity to states on tiger reserves

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 21:49

The Supreme Court today granted two more weeks "as last opportunity" to states which have defaulted in notifying buffer zones around tiger reserves.

Wildlife protection is govt`s constitutional duty: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 19:52

The Supreme Court has directed Chhattisgarh to forthwith take measures to protect endangered Asian wild buffaloes.