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.

Saving the king of beasts: The endangered Asiatic Lions

The esoteric jungles of India are home to an array of majestic beasts walking in glory! Gir in India's Gujarat is one such abode to the Asiatic lions and the only home of the Asiatic lion in Asia.

Three nabbed in connection with recovery of traps in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

Three persons were on Monday nabbed by authorities of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in connection with the recovery of 64-metre long wire traps from Sonaripur range in the reserve four days ago.

Man held on charges of deer poaching

One person has been arrested on charges of deer poaching.

Police said the Special Task Force police along with forest anti-poacher wing were patrolling Makkampalayam area Monday when they heard gunfire.

No one convicted for rhino poaching in Assam in five years

Although hundreds of rhinos have been poached in various areas of Assam, including the high-security Kaziranga National Park, no one has been convicted so far for poaching in the last five years.

Rhino population up in Kaziranga despite poaching
Rhino population up in Kaziranga despite poaching

Rhino population in Kaziranga National Park has registered an increase of 72 even as 54 pachyderms were poached at the world heritage site since 2013.

Poachers turned conservationists in Sunderbans for saving world's largest mangrove forest

Poachers have turned conservationists in the Sunderbans, giving a ray of hope to conservationists for saving the world's largest mangrove forest which is facing threat from rising sea level and climate change and the wildlife there.

Carcass of crocodile retrieved in Odisha

The carcass of a 12-foot-long female salt water crocodile has been found in Bhitarkanika National Park near Timtara creek in Odisha with officials suspecting that it has been killed.

Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year
Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year

Nine rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam this year, a new report has said.

People's surveillance real power to check poaching: Prakash Javadekar

Voicing concern over rising cases of poaching, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said people's surveillance was the "real power" to check the menace and stressed that those living around sanctuaries should be involved in the effort.

CBI arrests two poachers from Chhattisgarh

CBI on Saturday arrested two alleged poachers from Chhattisgarh during the combing operations and also recovered huge cache of animal parts including tiger teeth, elephant tusks, tortoise shells etc.

75 Rhinos killed by poachers since 2013

At least 75 rhinoceros have been killed by poachers across different forests in Assam since 2013, the state Assembly was informed Friday.

78 tigers died in 2014: Prakash Javadekar

Number of tigers died in 2014 has increased to 78, due to both poaching and natural reasons, parliament was informed Tuesday.

JFA demands immediate forensic tests of rhino horns
JFA demands immediate forensic tests of rhino horns

Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) Tuesday demanded that the Assam forest department conduct immediate forensic test of all rhino horns in their custody and make their statistics public.

Assam Governor expresses concern over rhino poaching
Assam Governor expresses concern over rhino poaching

Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Monday expressed concern over rhino poaching and said that all measures would be taken to protect the world famous one-horn animal.

West Bengal mulls two-way approach to stop rhino-poaching
West Bengal mulls two-way approach to stop rhino-poaching

Alarmed by frequent incidents of rhino poaching in north Bengal, the West Bengal government has decided to adopt a two-pronged approach to deal with the menace.

Salman Khan's blackbuck poaching case to be made into film?
Salman Khan's blackbuck poaching case to be made into film?

Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan has been marred by a number of controversies of late.

Two held for killing leopard in Maharashtra

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly poisoning a leopard in a forested area near Borjai village in Darwha tehsil, forest official said.