Wildlife smuggling is one of the fastest growing forms of trans-national organised crime. Interpol estimates illegal wildlife trade to be worth between $10-20 billion annually.
Monthly Archive: June 2012
Elephant numbers in areas surveyed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Central Africa halved between 2006 and 2011, hinting at the carnage wrought by the surging commercial ivory trade and demonstrating a need to boost protection efforts, said the Bronx Zoo-based conservation group.
An estimated 151 wild animals, worth $5,294,000, were killed by poachers between January and April this year, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has revealed.
An elephant that had strayed into Bangladesh from Indian territory in search of food was grievously injured when it was shot at by poachers across the border in Bangladesh
Amid reports that tigers are on target of poachers, Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) administration has arrested three suspected poachers from Bijrani range of Reserve.
Maharashtra Wildlife Board today approved setting up a new ‘Tiger Corridor’ in Umred situated between Tadoba and Navegaon sanctuaries, 20 kms away from Nagpur.
A male tiger was electrocuted by poachers in Kathotia village of Sehore district. Ironically, the patrolling squad personnel assigned to protect the animal were at that time ‘managing’ the wedding ceremony of an IFS officer’s son and World Environment Day celebrations.
In a big boost for endangered tigers and wild buffaloes, the state government on Thursday notified the 189.29 sq km Umred-Kharangla Wildlife Sanctuary (UKWS) near Nagpur and decided to declare another 187 sq km area in Kolamarka in Gadchiroli as conservation reserve for wild buffaloes.
A Gujarat-based trader was detained at Mumbai airport for carrying elephant tusks in his baggage. The trader, 22-year-old Kushal Singhal, had arrived in Mumbai by an Ethiopian airline flight and was detained while he was on his way out of the airport.