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Syndicate smuggling animal body parts busted in Kolkata, tusks and Tiger teeth recovered

About 12 kilos of Elephant tusks and five pieces of Tiger teeth - cumulatively valued at Rs 1.147 crores - were recovered and seized by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

Jul 30, 2019, 21:45 PM IST

Fear of poaching returns to Sunderbans after Tiger's mysterious death

There has not been a single instance of poaching in Sunderbands in the last decade. The caracass of a Tiger found recently, however, has cast a shadow on an exemplary statistic.

Apr 10, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

Father-daughter duo held in Kolkata with ivory worth Rs 1.3 crore

Sources say that the seized articles comprise of finished, semi-finished and raw ivory which are together worth Rs 1.3 crore.

Mar 12, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

Poaching case: Golfer Jyoti Randhawa's anticipatory bail plea dismissed

Jyoti Randhawa, 46, and Mahesh Virajdar were arrested on December 26 on poaching charges near the Motipur range of the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

Jan 07, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa, arrested for poaching, sent to 14-day jail custody

Randhawa, along with former Navy captain Mahesh Virajdar, were arrested on Wednesday from in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve's protected area.

Dec 27, 2018, 12:36 PM IST

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on charges of poaching

Jyoti Randhawa and national level shooter Mahesh Virajdar were arrested on Wednesday on charges of poaching in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich

Dec 27, 2018, 10:38 AM IST

Randhawa arrested for poaching; caught with rifle, 80 live cartridges, dead fowl

A pigskin, dead jungle fowl and .22 rifle were recovered from him at the time of the arrest.

Dec 26, 2018, 13:51 PM IST

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges, rifle recovered

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich.

Dec 26, 2018, 11:35 AM IST

Only 13% of world's tiger conservation areas meet global standards: Report

Tigers are one of the most poached and most hunted animals in the world, which has led their population to be listed as 'endangered species'.

Mar 01, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study

The researchers found that local hunters in Gabon are selling increasing numbers of Pangolins to Asian workers stationed on the continent for major logging, oil exploration, and agro-industry projects.

Feb 19, 2018, 16:24 PM IST

Salman Khan threatened by gangster in Jodhpur court

While the nature of the threat was not immediately known, the incident happened when gangster Lawrence Vishnoi was presented in court under heavy police security.

Jan 05, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Poaching threatens Europe's last pristine forests: UN Environment

The forests spread over the Danube-Carpathian region, located in Central and Eastern Europe, are facing illegal logging and wildlife trade that threaten the region's biodiversity and people's livelihoods despite European and international environmental legislation.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

The face of extinction: Image of world's last-of-its-kind male white rhino goes viral

 Scientists are trying to develop IVF techniques that might keep the white rhino species alive.

Nov 10, 2017, 11:52 AM IST

Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Large vertebrates – or animals with a backbone – are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch.

Sep 19, 2017, 11:09 AM IST

Online auction selling rhino horns to open today; conservationists outraged

Breeders believe open trade is the only way to stop poachers slaughtering rhino.

Aug 21, 2017, 10:45 AM IST

Poaching continues to pose severe threat to tigers in India

In India, reported tiger deaths related to poaching reached an all time high in 2016. These reported figures might represent only a fraction of actual mortality. 

Jul 29, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

Venomous king cobras found hidden in potato chip cans; Los Angeles man held on charges of snake-smuggling

Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country after the US Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a shipment containing three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, federal prosecutors said.

Jul 26, 2017, 09:13 AM IST

Rhino killed in Assam national park

The rhino's horn was missing which indicated that it was a case of poaching.

Jun 23, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

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. 

Apr 19, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2017, 17:17 PM IST