August 13, 2021 10:09 am
Forest officials said these turtles were recovered in cases of smuggling and during arrests of persons who wanted to sell the protected species illegally.
July 15, 2021 7:56 am
The process of re-wilding of a wild animal after rearing it in captivity is very complicated, and fraught with risks. What is it and why has it been contentious?
April 21, 2021 11:48 pm
On April 16, activist and honorary wildlife warden Rohan Bhate and a team of the forest department, led by probationary assistant conservator of forest Amarjit Pawar, laid a trap and rescued a pangolin from a group of men at Umbarwadi in Gadhinglaj village of Kolhapur district.
February 03, 2021 10:23 pm
Notified in November 1989 under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is a natural home to more than 236 species of orchids, as well as a wealthy diversity of mushrooms and other medicinal plants.
August 21, 2020 9:14 am
On Wednesday, Kamaljit Singh and Deepak Vohra were arrested under sections 9, 39 and 50 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
August 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Close to midnight on August 10, forest officers, following a tip-off, raided the house of first accused Abu and came upon nearly 25 kilograms of wild meat.
December 07, 2019 9:10 am
In nearly one in every three cases —123 of the 388 — the species involved was leopards or tigers. Leopards alone accounted for over one in five cases, at 81, while 42 cases involved tigers.
November 17, 2019 2:34 am
The NTCA has also dropped the use of the word 'man-eater' for the animal for which shooting orders have been issued.
December 10, 2018 3:20 am
Horses have always been a major draw at the month-long affair, which began on November 14 this year, but stricter provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, and a changing lifestyle means the animals are no longer indispensable.
April 05, 2018 5:16 pm
The Act has provided six Schedules which lists down animals against whom no physical harm is permitted under the law.