wildlife crime

Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra


May 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair of mongoose were seized from a shop here Monday evening."We are trying to find out about ... Read more...

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Five held with tiger, leopard skins


February 9th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Five men involved in an international wildlife racket were arrested with one tiger and four leopard skins from Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh, officials said ... Read more...

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Man jailed for stealing rare bird eggs


December 14th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A Briton has been jailed for six months for stealing over 700 eggs belonging to some of the most endangered birds in the country.Matthew Gonshaw was ... Read more...

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East Asia drives trade in wildlife parts, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) East Asian markets drive illegal trade in wildlife parts, claims a new report.Wildlife trade is becoming increasingly organised, strengthened by antiquated laws, a Wildlife Conservation Society ... Read more...

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Happily ever after for Raju-Chinki, the monkeys?


July 7th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) The wedding of Raju and Chinki could put Bollywood to shame. The monkeys were married off in a hush hush ceremony by villagers in Rajasthan before ... Read more...

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Initiative to conserve flora, fauna launched


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) In an effort to conserve the country's flora and fauna, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has launched an initiative inviting volunteers to take part ... Read more...

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Woman gets five-year jail for trading in tiger parts


April 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A court in Uttar Pradesh has sentenced a woman to five years and three months of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 for ... Read more...

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Wildlife smuggled through airlines: Ramesh


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Cases of smuggling of endangered species through private airlines have come to the notice of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told parliament ... Read more...

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India, 12 others vow to double tiger numbers by 2022


November 25th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 25 (IANS) A United Nations-led alliance to fight wildlife crime and eliminate threats to wild cats around the world has pledged to double tiger numbers by 2022 in India ... Read more...

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Interpol to combat environmental crime


November 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) International police network Interpol has passed a resolution pledging its support to combating environmental crime, officials said here Thursday."Wildlife crime will now become a priority area for ... Read more...

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Two leopard skins, bear gall bladder seized in Uttarakhand


September 16th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Two leopard skins and a gall bladder of a Himalayan black bear were seized from two people in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district, an NGO said Thursday. An anti-poaching team ... Read more...

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Wildlife trader gets six-year jail


August 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A city court here Wednesday sentenced wildlife trader Sansar Chand to six years imprisonment and fined him Rs.50,000 for possessing a leopard skin. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Special ... Read more...

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Puma skin seized from parcel sent from US


August 15th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has seized the skin of a puma, an endangered species, shipped from the US as a rug, an official said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Sniffer dogs to curb wildlife crime


July 30th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dogs, specially trained to sniff out illegal wildlife products like tiger skins and bones, joined the forest departments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand Friday. The dogs ... Read more...

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Demand for tiger, leopard parts in China, a threat to conservation: Ramesh


June 13th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), June 13 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has said the great demand for tiger and leopard parts in China is a serious threat to conservation. ... Read more...

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Case slapped on five-star hotel for serving sea cucumber


March 9th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A case has been filed against a south Delhi five-star hotel for serving sea cucumber - a protected marine animal, a statement by the environment ministry said ... Read more...

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Central government confirms tiger poached in Goa, state denies


November 24th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) The controversy over the poaching of a Royal Bengal tiger in Goa earlier this year has taken a fresh twist with central government officially admitting that the animal ... Read more...

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WCCB traps notorious poacher Bheema in Haryana


November 18th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), Nov 18 (ANI): A notorious poacher Bheema, was arrested in a joint operation late on Tuesday evening near Ballabhgarh in Haryana.Bheema was wanted by several central and state agencies in ... Read more...

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Tiger poacher nabbed in Haryana


November 17th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A tiger poacher who was absconding since last year was arrested Tuesday from a Haryana town, officials said. Bheema, who was nabbed by the Wildlife Crime Control ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh sets up centre to curb wildlife crime


November 17th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) A Forest Crime Information Centre has been set up in Madhya Pradesh to check crimes related to forests and wildlife, officials said Tuesday. The centre has been ... Read more...

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Seven arrested for smuggling wildlife products into China (Lead)


November 9th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Seven people, including two Tibetans, have been arrested for illegal trafficking of wildlife products into China. Two tiger skins, two leopard skins, tiger bones and their body ... Read more...

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Wildlife crime control bureau keen to probe Goa tiger poaching


September 8th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), which was set up to check organised poaching, has not been approached to probe a sensational tiger poaching case in Goa, though ... Read more...

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Wildlife crime control detectives unearth poaching ring


August 10th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has been looking into the interstate and international ramifications of two recent incidents of seizure of tiger skin and arrest of ... Read more...

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Brit birdwatchers using hides for sex


August 6th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): After reports were made of visitors having sex in bird hides, birdwatchers in Lincolnshire have been told to report any untoward behaviour to the police.The misuse of the ... Read more...

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Tiger, leopard skins seized in Tamil Nadu


April 6th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), April 6 (IANS) Skins of a tiger and a leopard have been seized from three people by forest officials here. "The skins were seized from three wildlife traders in ... Read more...

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Tigers fall victim as poachers slip through cracks


February 18th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In India, the core areas of tiger reserves are often well protected but the surrounding forests are not, says a senior official of the Wildlife Crime Control ... Read more...

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How sleuths using forensic science cracked killings of 10 Gir lions


December 16th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 16 (IANS) It was a macabre serial crime. Ten killings in over a month and the killers had melted away in the darkness of the dense jungle. But a dogged ... Read more...

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Tiger decline makes poachers increase leopard hunting in India


December 4th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Indian wildlife authorities have captured a flurry of leopard-skins, which suggests that as tigers decline; poachers are increasingly on the prowl for the countrys other big cat. ... Read more...

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Three leopard skins seized, two poachers nabbed in Uttarakhand


August 14th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has seized three leopard skins and arrested two people of an alleged interstate gang of poachers in Dehradun in Uttarakhand, the ... Read more...

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Officials, NGOs welcome more money to save tigers


February 29th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
(Second Lead, Changing Dateline)New Delhi/Nagpur, Feb 29 (IANS) Conservationists and wildlife department officials across India have welcomed Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's announcement Friday to allocate Rs.500 million to help the critically endangered ... Read more...

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Fluctuation in wildlife population natural phenomenon, says Central Govt.


February 28th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): The Central Government has said that the fluctuation in the population of wildlife is a natural phenomenon.There are no reports to indicate a continuous sharp decline ... Read more...

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South Asian nations pledge cooperation on thwarting illegal wildlife trade


February 8th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): All eight South Asian nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have agreed to step up cooperation in thwarting illegal wildlife trade, ... Read more...

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SAARC nations pledge cooperation to curb wildlife trade


February 8th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Feb.8 (ANI): All eight SAARC nations -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka -- have pledged to enhance cooperation in curbing wildlife trade in the region. According ... Read more...

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Indore priests perform fire rituals to ensure long life for ailing ‘big cats’


December 14th, 2007 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Indore, Dec 14 (ANI): Hindu priests performed a series of fire rituals at the Kamla Nehru Zoo here for the long life of an ailing tigress and a lioness. Sixteen-year-old lioness Rani and ... Read more...

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Tiger dies of disease in Bhopal’s Van Vihar National Park


December 8th, 2007 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Dec 8 (ANI): Authorities of Bhopals Van Vihar National Park cremated the body of a tiger that died due to a parasitic disease. Park authorities said every effort was taken to save ... Read more...

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