Despite Naxals, locals ready to save wild buffaloes
March 19, 2013 KAMLAPUR (GADCHIROLI):Wild buffalo is the third biggest land mammal and extremely endangered. Sighting one is extremely rare.However, a three-day exploration in its original habitat in Naxal-infested Kolamarka in Gadchiroli district produced enough evidence like thick dung and colossal hoof marks.
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau team to visit Bandipur, Nagarahole over tiger death issue
March 19, 2013 MYSORE: The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, regional authorities, Chennai, plan to visit the tiger reserves in Karnataka to assess the situation following the recent deaths of tigers The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, regional authorities, Chennai, plan to visit the tiger reserves in Karnataka to assess the situation following the recent deaths of tigers due to territorial fights. This is because wildlife activists are skeptical that tiger deaths are only due to infighting as the incidents have happened in a short time.
Panel for growing exotic species to increase forest cover
March 19, 2013 KERALA: The committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to formulate regulatory regime regarding felling and transit of tree species grown in non-forest and private lands, has included the recommendation for the promotion of exotic species for increasing the forest cover in the country.
Forester hurt in gunfight with poachers
March 19, 2013: KOLKATA:Two persons - a forest guard and a boatman - were injured in a gunfight between a group of Bangladeshi poachers and the foresters at Khatuajhuri in the Sunderbans on Monday. A forest department official, while confirming the news, said that some Bangladeshi fishermen reached Khatuajhuri after crossing the heavily-guarded Raimangal river and were carrying country-made guns with them.
Smugglers rip off tiger reserves their green cover
March 15, 2013: BANGALORE: Hundreds of fully grown and commercially important trees have been axed by thieves in the Dandeli-Anshi and Bandipur tiger reserves in Karnataka.
Sources indicated a nexus between the forest department officials and local politicians in the Kulgi range of the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve. In Bandipur, eyewitnesses pointed to the involvement of a forest watcher in the racket.
Governments boost support for sharks, elephants
March 14, 2013: BANGKOK: A major meeting on the plight of endangered species wrapped up on Thursday with a victory for shark conservationists and increased pressure on countries to curb rampant illegal trade in ivory.
Dolphins face threat in Ganga, Yamuna rivers
March 13, 2013: LUCKNOW: The natural habitat of Gangetic dolphins is recucing at an alarming rate, according to a study by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) India. According to this study, the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Ghaghra are among the few natural habitats for the Gangetic dolphins in India. Besides, they are also found in the Gairwa river in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary of Bahraich district.
The cruel reality of fashion's coolest coat: Were peacocks plucked alive to make Burberry's £22,000 trench?
March 13, 2013 The price tag is an extravagant £22,000, the coat itself the flagship item in Burberry’s spring-summer collection.
But this is no ordinary trench coat. Made of peacock feathers, and worn recently by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, it is the iconic British fashion label’s most talked-about garment of the moment.
Deadly poison threat to tigers
March 13, 2013 Poison is emerging as the latest and most dangerous threat to the survival of the last remaining wild tigers in Thailand.
Poachers targeting tigers for their valuable skins and body parts are turning to insecticide as an easy way to kill the iconic animals.
Assam: Tiger Trust India organises Legal Training Programme on Wildlife Crimes at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati.
March 13, 2013 A Capacity Building Legal Training Programme ‘Hunting the Hunters’ for the benefit of the staff of Assam State Forest Department was organised by Tiger Trust from 8-10 March, 2013 at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati. The said programme is sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.