Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Wildlife Protection Act


Tamil Nadu notifies Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary as state's 17th wildlife sanctuary

November 10, 2022 7:24 am

The sanctuary, covering reserve forest areas in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, is home to 35 species of mammals, 238 species of birds, Leith's soft shelled turtles, smooth coated otters, marsh crocodile and four horned antelopes, and is a wildlife paradise.

Glue traps prove fatal for wild animals in Mumbai; wildlife organisation seeks ban

October 04, 2022 4:45 pm

Glue traps, also known as rat bait stations, are boxes with a strip of adhesive used to catch rodents.

Book Celebrates 50 Years of Wildlife Protection Act

September 10, 2022 7:45 pm

A new book edited by former IFS officer Manoj Kumar Misra discusses the need to protect the wildlife in India  

Survey finds 1,435 endangered smooth-coated otters and 245 crocodiles in Ratnagiri dist

April 22, 2022 7:43 pm

Smooth-coated Otters are classified as endangered species under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and as 'vulnerable' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Former chief conservator of forests criticises proposal to amend Wildlife Act

April 07, 2022 8:25 pm

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav in December 2021.

Rampaging gray langur terrorises a village in Ambala

March 21, 2022 2:38 am

From clambering up moving vehicles to stealing food from kitchens at will and attacking kids playing in the open, the long-tailed mischief maker has single-handedly disrupted normal life in the area.

Wildlife conservationists oppose amendment to Wildlife Protection Act that allows sale, purchase of elephants

March 08, 2022 6:42 pm

Pointing out to the loopholes in the Wildlife Protection Act, former principal chief conservator of forest B K Singh explained that though the Act prohibits commercial trade of live elephants and ivory, a rider says elephants can be gifted.

Why the ban on trade of captive elephants must stay

February 11, 2022 8:37 pm

Proposed amendment to Wildlife Protection Act violates international treaties, and will actively harm elephants

Mumbai: Two held for planting animal body parts in shop to frame owner

December 30, 2021 8:51 pm

The accused were identified as Anwar Abdul Rauf Khan, a scrap shop owner, and Mohammad Arif Sirajuddin Khan, who connived to place the animal body parts in the shop and tip off the police.

Despite tough laws, illegal bear trade continues in India: Study

November 26, 2021 5:08 pm

The highest number of bear seizures were reported in Uttarakhand followed by Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra.