Wildlife Protection

Wildlife Protection News

US hunter pays $110,000 to kill Pakistan's national animal markhor

Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is the national animal of Pakistan. It is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes.

Assam villagers vow to protect their ‘pride’: the agile, arboreal, and now endangered Golden Langur

The first boundary pillar was erected to demarcate a 23-sq km area identified for the “Golden Langur Habitat Conservation” project — a joint effort by the villagers and forest department officials of Chirang.

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Van Gujjars are constant threat to wildlife, their rehabilitation is against public policy: Uttarakhand High Court

“The State Government cannot give premium on dishonesty,” the court order, which mentioned Van Gujjars as encroachers of forest land, stated.

Sansar Chand, who wiped out Sariska tigers, dies of cancer

Sansar is said to have entered the trade as early as 13, when he assisted his grandfather who used to deal in animal hides.

No nod for new roads in wildlife protected areas

MoEF panel: Suggests ban on night traffic

2 poachers killed inside Kaziranga National Park

Wildlife protection guards killed two rhino poachers while three managed to escape,in a face-off in Kaziranga National Park

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Assam has such a law,difference is rhino poachers carry firearms

In 2010,Assam had set a trend by giving forest officials the licence to fire on poachers without fear of criminal proceedings.

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