World

The Biggest Asian Wildlife Traffickers Are Untouchable

Squealing tiger cubs stuffed into carry-on bags. Luggage packed with hundreds of squirming tortoises, elephant tusks, even water dragons and American paddlefish. Officials at Thailand’s gateway airport proudly tick off the illegally trafficked wildlife they have seized over the past two years.… Read More The Biggest Asian Wildlife Traffickers Are Untouchable

India

Supreme Court rejects Centre’s request, extends ban on tourism in tiger reserves.

Rejecting Centre’s appeal, Supreme Court on Wednesday extended interim ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves. The Apex Court extended the ban till August 29, when the next hearing will take place.… Read More Supreme Court rejects Centre’s request, extends ban on tourism in tiger reserves.

World

Long Read: Fighting a last ditch battle to save the rare Javan Rhino

Ujung Kulon National Park in Java is home to the one of the rarest animals on earth, the Javan Rhino. With only 35 animals in the wild and none in captivity, this is their last and only refuge.… Read More Long Read: Fighting a last ditch battle to save the rare Javan Rhino

Africa

Gang raids remote national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mai mai rebels, likely linked to poachers, raided the headquarters of the remote Upemba National Park last weekend in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).… Read More Gang raids remote national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa

Poachers now target lions for bones and body parts

As South Africa tries to stunt the rampant poaching of its rhino, another of the Big Five has found itself in the poachers’ sights.… Read More Poachers now target lions for bones and body parts

India

Relocation to nowhere land

New Jalda is an example of how, in the name of the tiger, clearing core forest areas of people who have always lived there does not work well for them.… Read More Relocation to nowhere land

India

Odisha state crime branch to probe elephant deaths

The state crime branch of police will comprehensively probe the increasing poaching of elephants, official sources said.… Read More Odisha state crime branch to probe elephant deaths

India

No umbrella big enough

The population of Great Indian Bustards (GIB) has fallen below 300 and the bird’s last stand is in a few pockets of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.… Read More No umbrella big enough