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Suspected poachers’ gang intrudes into TATR

Search operations have been stepped up in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) after a gang of suspected poachers intruded into tiger reserve on Sunday night. Three forest labourers posted at Wamangaon protection hut saw the gang but couldn’t take them on fearing for their life.… Read More Suspected poachers’ gang intrudes into TATR

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RIP Bokha

Bokha, one of Bandhavgarh’s famous tigers is dead. Initial reports claim that the 12 year old male succumbed to his injuries from a territorial fight.… Read More RIP Bokha

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Three rhino poachers nabbed in Assam

Three poachers had a narrow escape when they were locked at an encounter with forest guards in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary on Friday when a shootout took place between forest guards and poachers from Nagaland in the Morigaon district in Assam in the wee hours.… Read More Three rhino poachers nabbed in Assam

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Automatic weapons were used to poach rhinos in Manas National Park

Wildlife crime experts said that automatic firearms were used in the rhino killing last month. They suspect that the killing was the handiwork of surrendered militants as professional poachers do not use automatic firearms to kill rhinos.… Read More Automatic weapons were used to poach rhinos in Manas National Park

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Raj Thackery announces a Rs. 5 lakh reward to any forest official who kills a poacher

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday has displayed his love for the endangered wildcat by announcing a bounty on poachers.… Read More Raj Thackery announces a Rs. 5 lakh reward to any forest official who kills a poacher

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“Poaching not possible without locals’ help” – Raj Thackeray

Poaching of tigers could not be carried out without the help of locals. The information and the assistance extended by local villagers have facilitated the poachers to kill the tigers here.… Read More “Poaching not possible without locals’ help” – Raj Thackeray

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Rescued cub dies; tigress, other cub untraced

The four-month-old tiger cub rescued on Thursday morning from Chorbahuli forest in Paoni range, 50km from here, died early Friday morning.… Read More Rescued cub dies; tigress, other cub untraced

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Police seize leopard skin worth 3 lakh, three held

The Pune crime branch on Tuesday arrested three persons on Fergusson college Road and seized a leopard skin worth Rs 3 lakh from them.… Read More Police seize leopard skin worth 3 lakh, three held

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Vulture numbers go up in Girnar hills

The number of the endangered vultures and their nests has considerably increased in the last two years in Girnar hills of Junagadh.… Read More Vulture numbers go up in Girnar hills