Gangetic dolphin found dead in Bihar

A Gangetic dolphin, an endangered species, was killed by suspected poachers in a Bihar dolphin sanctuary, officials said Tuesday.

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park

The bullet-riddled carcass of a rhino was found from Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Thursday.

Submit proposal to stop rhino poaching: Harsh Vardhan to Assam
Submit proposal to stop rhino poaching: Harsh Vardhan to Assam

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday asked the Assam forest department to submit a scientific proposal to stop poaching of one-horned rhinos and protect the species in the state.

Poaching-weary S.Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade
Poaching-weary S.Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

Pelham Jones bought his first rhinos for a private game park in South Africa some 25 years ago, completing his collection of the "Big Five" animals that visitors especially want to see.

Deadly virus pushing tigers toward extinction
Deadly virus pushing tigers toward extinction

Adding to the already devastating pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of canine distemper virus (CDV).

Andy Murray becomes ambassador for  World Wildlife Fund
Andy Murray becomes ambassador for World Wildlife Fund

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was announced as a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday.

Wild Elk poached in an Odisha Reserve Forest

A wild elk was poached in a reserve forest allegedly by two persons, who were arrested from Mahulapalli under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district, a forest official said today.

Animal campaigners demand aerial surveying of Kerala forests

Animal rights campaigners have urged the Centre to deploy drone helicopters for conducting aerial survey of Kerala forests to check wildlife crimes including poaching.

Young rhino poached in north Bengal forest
Young rhino poached in north Bengal forest

The carcass of a four-year-old rhino with its horn missing was found in Gorumara National Park in Jalpaiguri district of north Bengal today.

Four arrested for smuggling rare tortoise species

Four persons were Thursday arrested for allegedly smuggling 59 tortoises of rare species, police here said.

CCTV cameras to catch poachers in Odisha forest

Odisha government is planning to install CCTV cameras in forest divisions to keep a tab on the hunters and poachers, Forest department officials said.

Tanzania records zero poaching in largest game reserve
Tanzania records zero poaching in largest game reserve

After years of incessant elephant poaching, Tanzanian authorities said that there had been no poaching in the Selous Game Reserve for the past three months.

Javadekar promises to speed up CBI probe over rhino poaching

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar Friday assured to speed up the CBI probe into the poaching of Assam's one-horned rhinos.

South Asian countries come together in fight against wildlife crime
South Asian countries come together in fight against wildlife crime

A three-day meeting of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) concluded in Kathmandu Friday, where it stressed the need for strengthening collaboration in fight against wildlife crime in the region including India and Pakistan.

Two poachers killed in Kaziranga

Two poachers were killed in an encounter today with patrolling forest personnel in the Kaziranga National Park, famed for its one-horned rhino.

Wildlife `WikiLeaks` targets Africa poaching elite

Poachers slaughtering Africa`s elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing.

Many elephant populations to disappear in 10 years: Study

In a shocking revelation, a most comprehensive survey of elephant poaching to date has estimated that 100,000 African elephants were illegally killed between 2010-2012, threatening that many elephant populations may be wiped out in the next 10 years.

Govt to take steps to stop poaching of one-horned rhino

Terming the poaching of one-horned rhino as a serious matter, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said he will hold a meeting in Assam shortly to evolve a strategy to deal with the issue.

Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild: WWF

Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed in a report.

Two tigers at an average are killed per week: WWF

Global conservation organisation WWF today sounded an alarm over poaching of tigers and said that at an average, two wild cats are killed per week due to high demand of their body parts in Asian countries.