India

One of the most wanted rhino poachers arrested near Kaziranga National Park

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.… Read More One of the most wanted rhino poachers arrested near Kaziranga National Park

Africa

South Africa: 467 rhinos killed in just 295 days

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. … Read More South Africa: 467 rhinos killed in just 295 days

India

Special Tiger Protection Force at Palamau TR never been paid salaries since it’s inception in April

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.… Read More Special Tiger Protection Force at Palamau TR never been paid salaries since it’s inception in April

World

The sickening story of Vietnam’s illegal tiger farms and open trade in tiger parts

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.… Read More The sickening story of Vietnam’s illegal tiger farms and open trade in tiger parts

India

295 posts lying vacant in six Madhya Pradesh tiger reserves: RTI report

As many as 295 posts at various levels are lying vacant in six tigers reserves of Madhya Pradesh, posing a security threat to the big cats there.… Read More 295 posts lying vacant in six Madhya Pradesh tiger reserves: RTI report

India

Odisha unveils plan for Chilika lake conservation

The chief minister of Odisha on Saturday unveiled a plan for management and conservation of Chilika lake, home to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins… Read More Odisha unveils plan for Chilika lake conservation

Africa

Police raid home of hunter with links to rhino poaching; find illegal firearm and scheduled veterinary drugs.

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.… Read More Police raid home of hunter with links to rhino poaching; find illegal firearm and scheduled veterinary drugs.

India

WII study says there is space for 30% more tigers in the core areas of Indian tiger reserves

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.… Read More WII study says there is space for 30% more tigers in the core areas of Indian tiger reserves

India

Survey shows Kerala’s wildlife is safe and thriving

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.… Read More Survey shows Kerala’s wildlife is safe and thriving