Poachers

  • One poacher killed, two arrested in Assam July 2, 2014

    Kaziranga: One poacher was killed and two others were arrested on Wednesday from different places in the state. According to Kaziranga National Park DFO Seal Sarma, forest guards and police killed a poacher in an encounter and recovered a modified AK-47 rifle and 16 rounds of live cartridges from Gotonga...
  • Two rhino poachers killed in Assam June 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Two rhino poachers have been killed during an anti-poaching operation by forest guards in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place late Wednesday near Diphalu anti-poaching camp located in the Burhapahar forest range of the park, the officials said. "Five to six poachers in a group...
  • Adult male Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga April 30, 2014

    Jorhat: A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, taking the number of pachyderms killed in 2014 to nine. Park personnel recovered the carcass of the rhino from near Borgung Camp on the western side of the Burapahar Range of...
  • Andaman and Nicobar: Inquiry on into alleged exploitation of Jarawa women February 11, 2014

    Andaman and Nicobar administration has ordered for a detailed inquiry into the recent media reports, which alleged that the Jarawa tribe women were being sexually exploited by poachers for alcohol and marijuana. The Jarawas are one of the six endangered indigenous tribes of the Islands. "I have directed for a detailed...
  • Drones to keep watch on tigers and poachers at Panna Tiger reserve January 11, 2014

    In a first, unmanned aerial surveillance planes- drones, have been deployed in the Panna Tiger Reserve to keep a tab on the movement of tigers and other animals and to keep an eye on poachers. Poachers had virtually wiped out the big cat population in the reserve a few years ago. After...
  • 11 poachers arrested with two tiger carcasses near Corbett Tiger Reserve December 17, 2013

    Eleven suspected poachers were arrested with two carcasses of tiger from the Amangarh forest range, on the border of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, an official said. The poachers were arrested in a joint operation by staff of the tiger reserve and Uttar Pradesh Police when they were moving in a taxi...
  • Rhino shot dead in Kaziranga by poachers, take away horn, ears November 25, 2013

    An adult male rhino was shot dead in Kaziranga National Park in upper Assam by poachers who took away its horn, ears and a patch of its skin, park sources said. This is the 38th rhino killed by poachers so far this year in the Park. The carcass of the rhino...
  • Assam: Poachers kill 2 rhinos at Rajiv Gandhi National Orang park November 11, 2013

    Guwahati: The poachers on Saturday killed two rhinos at Rajiv Gandhi National Orang park in Asssam. 41 rhinos have been killed till 2013 by the poachers in Assam. Patrolling forest guards heard gun shots on Saturday night and found the rhino and her two year old calf with their...
  • Neelgai meat seized from poachers' vehicle near Sultanganj August 8, 2013

    Forest Department and police officials last night seized a jeep abandoned by poachers after intercepting them near Sultanganj in the district. One quintal meat of blue-bull (nil-gai), a protected animal, was recovered from the jeep, while the poachers fled, forest ranger Dilip Singh Puria said. ...
  • Four black bucks killed in MP forest March 25, 2013

    Bhopal: Police department officials confirmed that four black bucks were hunted down by poachers in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh. They said that four suspected poachers were arrested on Sunday night for the killing of the endangered species, protected under the Wildlife Act, in a forest area of the district. The animal's...
  • Two rhinos killed in Kaziranga by poachers January 29, 2013

    Guwahati: Suspected poachers have yet again killed two rhinos in Assam, including one near the high-security Kaziranga National Park within less than 24 hours, and decamped with their horns, forest officials said Tuesday. While the forest officials recovered a rhino carcass Sunday night at Burhapahar range of the national park,...
  • Assam: 39 rhinos killed in 10 months in Kaziranga October 5, 2012

    Guwahati: The death of 39 rhinos in and around the world-famous Kaziranga National Park in less than 10 months has brought to the fore the threat faced by the endangered animal. The threat comes from poachers, who kill the rare one-horned rhinoceros for its prized horn whose price in the...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Jayanthi Natarajan September 28, 2012

    CNN-IBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt spoke to Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on what steps are being taken to save the rhino in Assam. In the last four days, seven rhinos have been killed in the world-famous Kaziranga National Park. Rhinos are specially vulnerable to poachers as their horns sell for...
  • Poachers cut rhinoceros' horn in Kaziranga park September 26, 2012

    Kohara: A Rhinoceros' horn was cut by poachers and the animal was later found conscious by Kaziranga National Park authorities. A medical team is working on stabling the wounded animal. This is the second such incident reported from Kaziranga National Park. Two days back, a Rhinoceros was killed in the...
  • Tigress killed, hacked into pieces at Arunachal zoo September 26, 2012

    Itanagar: A tigress was killed and hacked into pieces in her enclosure by poachers at Itanagar zoo on Tuesday. The poachers broke in and killed the six-year-old tigress on Tuesday night reportedly taking advantage of the absence of the three guards on duty. The guards had gone for their dinner and...
  • Poachers galore in TN, Karnataka tiger reserves July 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Even as the Supreme Court's order to ban tourism in core areas of tiger reserves is being hailed by wildlife conservationists, disconcerting news trickles down from Madumalai and Bandipur tiger reserves that hard-core poachers are still at large in the forests of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Close on the heels...
  • Shoot poachers at sight: Maha govt to forest guards May 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has come down heavily on poachers. State Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam has issued 'shoot-at-sight' orders to the forest guards if they saw any poacher hunting or laying traps in tiger reserves. The orders have been in place for the past 10 years but the field staff have...
  • Kids will love Padamsee's work: 8-yr-old reviewer February 8, 2012

    Here are reviews of Shamim Padamsee's books 'Rebels in Rajasthan' and 'Poachers in Paradise' by an eight-year-old, Arunima Kaul, the books are published by Penguin India. Book: Rebels in Rajasthan; Author: Shamim Padamsee This story is about a flying magic jharokha, invented by Uncle Jadoo who disappeared. He had been kidnapped by...
  • SC dismisses poacher Sansar Chand's appeal October 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by notorious poacher Sansar Chand who had challenged his conviction and five-year sentence for selling leopard and tiger skins. This judgment was pronounced by the apex court bench of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice T.S. Thakur. Chand, who is undergoing a five-year jail...
  • Rhino hunters kill at ease, Assam govt ill at ease August 8, 2007

    Kaziranga National Park (Assam): In the recent past, 12 rhinos have been killed in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park’s footsoldiers - the forest guards – entrusted with protecting the nearly 2,000 one-horned rhinos, are going through tough times as dead rhinos become an...
  • Rhino poachers outgun, outsmart guards in Kaziranga July 22, 2007

    Kaziranga, Assam: Five-hundred guards armed with antique guns patrol the 800-sq-km Kaziranga National Park—no wonder then that poachers have killed 10 one-horned rhinos this year, double the number in 2006. The Assam government has come up with a Special Action Plan but that has helped little on the ground. “We still...
  • Sita, the tigress struggles in Orissa zoo June 6, 2007

    New Delhi: In the Nandankana Zoo in Orissa a tigress is struggling to survive after she was shot by poachers more than two months back. Sita (as she is known in the Zoo) is rapidly deteriorating. Now the Nandankana authorities made an appeal to veterinarians in the hope that an expert...
  • Tiger reserve, poachers sanctuary February 25, 2007

    Melghat Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra): Dreaded poacher Sansar Chand may have been behind bars but poaching continues unabated in India despite the Prime Minister’s direct intervention. CNN-IBN's special investigation team travelled to the Melghat tiger reserve which is on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border to find out how poaching is killing India's pride,...