India

To find how Tawang’s cranes will do in winter, Govt plans a study — in monsoon

During winter, migratory birds fly south (for warmer clime) to specific sites, where they spend a few weeks. The stretch along Nyamjang Chhu river is one of two such sites in Arunachal for black-necked cranes.… Read More To find how Tawang’s cranes will do in winter, Govt plans a study — in monsoon

India

Madhya Pradesh curbs pangolin smuggling to China with 82 arrests from 9 states

Madhya Pradesh which gained global notoriety for unabated poaching of tigers is now being lauded at international forums for its big breakthrough in busting the Indo-China pangolin smuggling syndicate. … Read More Madhya Pradesh curbs pangolin smuggling to China with 82 arrests from 9 states

India

Madhya Pradesh STF arrests kingpin of Indo-China Pangolin smuggling module

In a major breakthrough Madhya Pradesh forest’s special task force (STF) have arrested alleged kingpin of Indo-China Pangolin smuggling network from Assam.… Read More Madhya Pradesh STF arrests kingpin of Indo-China Pangolin smuggling module

Reports

Statement of Concern by Tiger Biologists on the WWF-GTF Report

On Sunday, April 10th, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum (GTF) issued a report stating that the world’s wild tiger population was on the rise, and on track for a doubling in a decade. We do not find this report1 and its implications scientifically convincing.… Read More Statement of Concern by Tiger Biologists on the WWF-GTF Report

India

Lioness mauls woman to death in Gujarat’s Bharad village

A 50-year old woman was mauled to death by a lioness in Gujarat’s Bharad village in a second lion killing incident on the periphery of the Gir national park in last one month.… Read More Lioness mauls woman to death in Gujarat’s Bharad village

India

NGT suspends environmental clearance of Nyamjang Chhu project

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has suspended the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to 780 MW Nyamjang Chhu Hydroelectric Project, by Bhilwara Group in Zemithang on eco-sensitive stretch of Tawang River basin.… Read More NGT suspends environmental clearance of Nyamjang Chhu project

World

Chinese custom agents seize 68,000 pythons skins

Customs agents in Haikou, a city in China’s southern province of Hainan, confiscated 68,000 python skins, estimated to be worth $48 million.… Read More Chinese custom agents seize 68,000 pythons skins

India

Mumbai Mangrove Cell to set up first response centre for stranded marine animals

The Mangrove Cell in Mumbai is to set up a Marine Animal Stranding Management Centre in Sindhudurg district, for first response in cases of stranding or beaching of marine animals.… Read More Mumbai Mangrove Cell to set up first response centre for stranded marine animals