India

Illegal wildlife trade: Time for a wake-up call

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.… Read More Illegal wildlife trade: Time for a wake-up call

Africa

Elephant numbers in Central Africa have halved in the last five years

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.… Read More Elephant numbers in Central Africa have halved in the last five years

Africa

An estimated 151 animals have been poached in Zimbabwe parks this year

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.… Read More An estimated 151 animals have been poached in Zimbabwe parks this year

India

‘Indian’ elephant shot in Bangladesh

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… Read More ‘Indian’ elephant shot in Bangladesh

India

Three suspected poachers nabbed in Corbett Tiger Reserve

Amid reports that tigers are on target of poachers, Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) administration has arrested three suspected poachers from Bijrani range of Reserve.… Read More Three suspected poachers nabbed in Corbett Tiger Reserve

India

Maharashtra to get new Tiger Corridor in Umred

Maharashtra Wildlife Board today approved setting up a new ‘Tiger Corridor’ in Umred situated between Tadoba and Navegaon sanctuaries, 20 kms away from Nagpur.… Read More Maharashtra to get new Tiger Corridor in Umred

India

Tiger electrocuted by poachers in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh

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.… Read More Tiger electrocuted by poachers in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh

India

Maharashtra notifies new wildlife sanctuary, increases area of another

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.… Read More Maharashtra notifies new wildlife sanctuary, increases area of another

Africa

Man held at Mumbai airport with 2 tusks

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.… Read More Man held at Mumbai airport with 2 tusks