Videos

VIDEO: Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade

Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts.… Read More VIDEO: Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade

India

B R Hills wildlife sanctuary inhabitants propose a community-based tiger conservation model.

In an unusual move, a forest-dwelling human community has made a bid to conserve another forest-dweller: the tiger.… Read More B R Hills wildlife sanctuary inhabitants propose a community-based tiger conservation model.

World

Customs Police find entire tiger skeleton in Czech man’s car

A trafficker found with an entire tiger skeleton hidden in his car is facing three years in jail in Pardubice, Czech Republic.… Read More Customs Police find entire tiger skeleton in Czech man’s car

India

16 Eco-Sensitive Zones proposed around sanctuaries in Maharashtra

Activities such as commercial mining and setting up saw mills, large hydroelectric projects and pollution-causing industries may soon be banned in the eco-sensitive zones around the main sanctuaries in Maharashtra… Read More 16 Eco-Sensitive Zones proposed around sanctuaries in Maharashtra

Africa

Cash strapped Zimbabwe selling its elephants to China

Animal rights groups in Zimbabwe are fighting to stop more of their country’s baby elephants from being taken from the wild and sold to zoos in China, which pay handsomely for these animals from Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped national parks.… Read More Cash strapped Zimbabwe selling its elephants to China

India

New Standard Operating Procedure for Maharashtra’s tiger reserves

The chief wildlife warden of Maharashtra has issued advisories to the state’s four tiger reserves -Sahyadri, Tadoba-Andhari, Pench and Melghat – to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) recently released by the NTCA, framed to deal with emergencies arising because of tigers straying into human-dominated landscapes.… Read More New Standard Operating Procedure for Maharashtra’s tiger reserves

India

MoEF panel orders states to not issue permissions for Dolphinariums

A high-level environment ministry panel has asked the state governments not to grant permission for dolphinariums after animal rights organizations voiced concern about the welfare of wild species to be held captive in such proposed private facilities.… Read More MoEF panel orders states to not issue permissions for Dolphinariums

India

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers up 4.6% to 152 in Chilika lake

Good news for wildlife lovers from Chilika Lake. The population of Irrawaddy dolphins has increased by 4.6 per cent compared to last year’s census.… Read More Irrawaddy dolphin numbers up 4.6% to 152 in Chilika lake

India

National Green Tribunal refuses permission to operate brick kilns near Kaziranga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused permission to some brick kiln units from operating in the no-development zone near Kaziranga National Park in Assam, saying they do not have consent of authorities and are also one of the “most polluting industries”.… Read More National Green Tribunal refuses permission to operate brick kilns near Kaziranga