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.
Monthly Archive: February 2013
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
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.
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.
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.
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”.