A rhino poacher, who killed two rhinos at Kaziranga National Park, was arrested by police early on Tuesday. A .303 rifle, a .32 pistol, a silencer and six rounds of live ammunition were found on him.
Monthly Archive: October 2012
According to a statement issued by Department of Environmental Affairs, 208 suspects have been arrested in South Africa for rhino crimes. The death toll so far has been 467 rhinos in the last 295 days.
A Centre-sponsored special tiger protection force at Palamau Tiger Reserve comprising ex-army men has not been paid salaries since April when it was constituted, though Rs 2.30 crore earmarked for the reserve is lying idle.
Over the past decade, several villages in Do Thanh commune in central Vietnam’s Nghe An province have become thrilling markets for trading tiger parts. Tuoi Tre reporters shed light on illegal tiger farms where the large cats are kept in captivity in small, unsanitary cages like those found at pig farms.
Members of the police’s dog unit raided the luxurious house of controversial professional hunter and game farmer Hugo Ras in Magalieskruin in the early hours of Saturday morning following information received during the week.
According to a new study by Wildlife Institute of India, most of the tiger reserves in India have a potential to increase the big cat density by 20 to 25% in the next four to five years with good breeding population.
A wildlife survey carried out in the state in 2011, after a gap of nine years, has come out with some reassuring findings. Kerala’s wildlife population has largely stabilised while certain animal populations are even showing signs of growth.