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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.

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.  

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.

This needs to stop - Animals exported as trophies on the rise, according to figures!

This needs to stop - Animals exported as trophies on the rise, according to figures!

The issue of 'trophied' animals and trophy hunting grabbed headlines after a US dentist paid over $50,000 to kill a lion called Cecil, who was being tracked by conservation scientists.

Elephant found pleading for help after being shot by poachers!

Elephant found pleading for help after being shot by poachers!

As luck would have it, the foundation's conservation mamager was not available, so eventually, a vet was arranged to help out.

Thai monk intercepted while trying to escape Tiger Temple with tiger skins and fangs!

Thai monk intercepted while trying to escape Tiger Temple with tiger skins and fangs!

These reports have further fuelled the accusations against the sanctuary of being involved in illegal wildlife trade.

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 endangered turtles were found trapped in a 20 ft-long poacher's net in Keetham Lake, located in Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra.

World Wildlife Day: Poaching dragging animals to verge of extinction

World Wildlife Day: Poaching dragging animals to verge of extinction

In the last four decades, nearly 50% of the wildlife has been wiped off because of poaching only in India.  

South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn trade

 A South African court on Thursday lifted a ban on domestic trade of rhino horns in a case brought by rhino breeders, Xinhua reported.

Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

Leading Kenyan wildlife conservation lobby groups on Saturday took part in the global march to galvanize support for protection of rhinos and elephants that are facing serious threats like poaching and depletion of their habitats.

Another rhino killed in Assam's Kaziranga park

Another rhino killed in Assam's Kaziranga park

Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam but failed to take away the horn, an official said on Saturday.

Syndicate claiming to sell tiger parts from India busted

Syndicate claiming to sell tiger parts from India busted

Authorities in Malaysia have busted a syndicate that claimed to be selling tiger parts allegedly sourced from India and arrested three Indian nationals, a global wildlife trade monitoring network said Wednesday.

Wild Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia

Driven by poaching, the Sumatran rhinoceros is now extinct in the wild in Malaysia, says a study by leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation.

Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004

Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004

Bangladesh has only 106 tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, a sharp decline from 440 in 2004 due to unchecked poaching of the endangered animals, following an India-Bangladesh survey, a top forest official said Monday.

Rhino killed by poachers near Orang National Park

The body of a bullet-riddled rhino with its horns removed was found by forest guards in Sonitpur district of Assam Tuesday morning.

Nine Chinese fishermen freed from Philippine jail

The Philippines has freed nine Chinese fishermen convicted of poaching endangered sea turtles after they completed one-year jail terms, officials said Wednesday.

Kenya says poaching financing separatist group

Authorities in Kenya said on Friday they had established a link between the smuggling of poached ivory to Asia and the financing of a coastal separatist group.

Poacher killed, two apprehended in Assam

A poacher was killed and two others have been apprehended by forest protection force personnel in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam's Morigaon district Friday, a forest official said.

Rhino poaching continues unabated in South Africa

Rhino poaching continues unabated in South Africa

South Africa has lost 393 rhinos this year, despite intensified efforts to protect the endangered animal from poaching, according to official data.

'Wild life crime control unit to be set up to contain poaching'

With an aim to curb poaching, Himachal Pradesh government will be setting up Wild Life Crime Control Unit equipped with mobility provision and linkages with sensitive zones such as Kinnaur, Kullu, Dharamsala and Chamba.