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Mahseer Conservation Planning Workshop In Kochi

The Mahseer Conservation Planning Workshop in Kochi commenced on April 4, 2017 with Sanjay Molur, from the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group reiterating the need for reassessment of all mahseer species in light of new information. “What we knew in 2009-10 is very different from what we know now”, said Molur.

Court Revokes Bail For Tiger Poachers After Special Public Prosecutor Intervenes

In a surprising turn of events that remains unprecedented in the history of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972, a Nagpur Court withdrew its own initiative to release tiger poachers Mamru Patlepawar, Chika Patlepawar, and Shiri Chawhan, on bail, after considering the objections raised by Advocate Kartik N. Shukul, who represented the state of Maharashtra in the case.

Scientists Develop New Method To Accurately Count Big Cats Over Large Landscapes

A new methodology developed by the Indian Statistical Institute, and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) may revolutionise the method of counting tigers and other big cats over large landscape.

International Forest Day Celebrated In Dachigam

On the occasion of International Day of Forests, Department of Wildlife Protection, Jammu and Kashmir Government in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) conducted an awareness cum plantation drive in and around the prestigious Dachigam National Park.

Sheep Farm To Move Out Of Dachigam

A Sanctuary Asia Report, March 23, 2017

The Government of Jammu & Kashmir has now ordered its Department of Animal and Sheep Husbandry's controversial Sheep Farm to be moved out of the Dachigam National Park by March 31, 2017.

Origins, Destination Of Seized Caracals Remains A Mystery

Early in the month of January 2017, the Mirzapur Forest Department apprehended three wildlife traders from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, for the illegal possession and trafficking of five caracals and one serval. After the initial frenzy in the media, the news of the seizure…

Herd Of 15 Elephants Stranded In Chhattisgarh

As a stranded herd of 15 elephants tries to make its way through human settlements in Chhattisgarh, the Field Director of the elephant reserve located in Surguja district in Chhattisgarh has written a letter to the DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) of Mahasamund district, apprising him of the situation.

Rajasthan To Launch India's First Leopard Conservation Project

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, under the recently passed Rajasthan State Budget 2017, has announced the allocation of seven crore rupees towards the launch of ‘Project Leopard’ in the state — India’s first leopard conservation project.

Demoiselle Cranes Take Flight From Khichan

Crane conservationist Sevaram Mali Parihar spotted 1,500 to 2,000 Demoiselle Cranes flying high over Khichan, indicating their departure for the season.

Shark Fins Evade International Shipping Bans

Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global – as part of their global shark defence campaign ‘Operation Apex Harmony’ – has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made ‘No Shark Fin’ carriage ban commitments.