Wildlife Crime News

19 June 2017

Rhino poacher held with ammunitions...

India: A notorious rhino poacher was apprehended and five rounds of ammunition recovered from his possession in Jorhat city in…

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19 June 2017

200 kg sea cucumbers seized; one held...

India: The Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group (SCG) have seized about 200 kg of endangered sea cucumbers, protected…

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18 June 2017

Temple priest detained for online trading of animal par...

India: A temple priest here was arrested by a team of officials led by Delhi-based Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)…

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18 June 2017

376 turtles seized in Chitrakonda, three held...

India: Chitrakonda Forest Range Officials seized 376 Indian softshell turtles at Chitrakonda, 60 km from here, and arrested three smugglers…

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18 June 2017

Two arrested for smuggling 2,089 star tortoises from In...

Sri Lanka: Two suspects had been arrested by the Navy, when they attempted to smuggle in 2,089 living star tortoises…

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16 June 2017

Herb racket busted in Mumbai, 33,000 kg of grass seized...

India: It's a jungle out there. Authorities in Mumbai have seized a whopping 33,000 kg of a "protected" Himalayan herb…

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15 June 2017

30 Bengalese finches rescued from pet trader...

India: Forest department sources said the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau officials got a tip that a man was selling the finches by advertising online.The…

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14 June 2017

Pench Tiger Reserve guides poach 4 monitor lizards, hel...

India: Three guides from the Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) have been arrested for poaching four monitor lizards, one mongoose and…

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