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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.