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How France Exterminates Its Dolphins

From January through March an average of 6,000 dolphins are killed each year on France’s west coast by large industrial trawlers and vessels fishing in pairs (nets dragged between two trawlers). That number could be as high as 10,000 according to the Pelagis Observatory, based in La Rochelle. That’s more than the number of dolphins killed each year in the Danish Faroe Islands and The Cove in Taiji, Japan, combined.

Nearly 6,000 Pangolins In Illegal Wildlife Trade In India Since 2009

On the eve of World Pangolin Day February 16, 2018, TRAFFIC revealed that at least 5,772 pangolins were found in illegal wildlife trade in India during the period 2009–2017; close to 650 pangolins every year since 2009.

Sula – Sanctuary Support To ‘Mud On Boots’ Conservationist Ashwin Gurusrikar

With support from Sula Vineyards Pvt. Ltd., the Sanctuary Nature Foundation is pleased to announce a new Project Leader under Sanctuary’s flagship Mud on Boots Project, a programme designed to empower grassroots conservationists.

Speeding Train Kills Five Elephants In Assam

A speeding passenger train hit a herd of elephants on February 10, 2018 in the Lumding area of Hojai District in Assam, claiming five jumbo lives.

WCT Launches Mobile Application To Monitor Roadkills In India

Roadkills.in is a Citizen Science Initiative to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, irrigation canals and railway lines in India, initiated by the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT). This Citizen Science project endeavors to engage with concerned citizens across the country.

Railway Minister Urged To Act On Rise In Elephant Deaths By Train Collisions

With the rise in number of elephant deaths due to unnatural causes in the country such as electrocution, poisoning and Human-Elephant Conflicts, mortality due to train collisions is one of the most troubling. In a joint letter to the Honourable Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal, various wildlife organisations and conservationists strongly urge the Ministry to take up the extremely serious matter of elephant

WCS India Country Director Releases Statement In Support Of Karnataka Forest Department

On behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India, Prakriti Srivastava, the Country Director has released a statement in support of the Forest Officers of Karnataka, denouncing the fallacious FIR filed against them following a case of Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC), that resulted in the death of a person in Kodagu district of Karnataka.

Jammu and Kashmir Bans Use Of Polythene

Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Board on December 23, 2017 issued a formal order banning  polythene carry bags across the state.

Sanctuary Grant For Rajasthan’s Crane Conservationist

The Sanctuary Nature Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a monetary grant worth Rs. 50,000/- from its flagship Mud on Boots Project to grassroots conservationist Sevaram Malli Parihar for his conservation work in Rajasthan.

NTCA To Conduct Tiger Census In Gujarat After 26 Years

The possibility of an extant tiger population in Gujarat has caused a spurt of excitement in conservation circles. After 26 years, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has included the Dang district, bordering Nashik, in the official tiger census, which begins this month.