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Tag: Poaching

Tiger skin seizure in Keonjhar: 3 more from family of accused arrested
Tiger skin seizure in Keonjhar: 3 more from family of accused arrested

During the interrogation, the poachers reportedly admitted to killing the tiger by offering poison-laced carcass of a buffalo. 

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 6 Indian Fishermen On Poaching Charges
Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 6 Indian Fishermen On Poaching Charges

With this incident, 29 fishermen and six fishing boats are under the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities in the month of February alone.

Leopard Skin Seized In Odisha's Boudh, 1 Arrested
Leopard Skin Seized In Odisha's Boudh, 1 Arrested

The STF has already launched a special drive against wildlife criminals/poachers. During last one year, the STF seized as many as 21 leopard skins, 11 tusks, two deer skins, rescued seven live pangolins, 15 kilograms of pangolin scales, and arrested 46 wildlife criminals. 

Animal Poaching
Poaching Incidents Were On Rise In 2020: Odisha PCCF

Bhubaneswar: Poaching of wild animals witnessed a rise in the year 2020, informed PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden Hari Shankar Upadhyay on Friday. “The incidents of poaching skyrocketed especially during the lockdown and shutdown period due to improper surveillance by forest staff,” Upadhyay told reporters. However, in a bid to tighten the noose around the […]

Leopard Head And Skin, Wild Boar Meat, Pangolin Scales Seized In Odisha

Nuapada: In a major breakthrough, the forest department officials have managed to bust a poaching gang operating from a village in Nuapda district and seized a huge cache of wild animal body parts. As per reports, the forest department had received a tip-off about the poaching and raided Tipajhar village and recovered a leopard skin, […]

Column: Change of Strategy Must To Tackle This Menace

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Forest officials recently arrested a man selling horseshoe crabs, an endangered marine species in Mayurbhanj district. A native of West Bengal he was caught with six live specimens of the species whose popular name is a misnomer in that they are not true crabs which are crustaceans. But these blue blooded […]

Man arrested for poaching migratory birds in Balasore

Balasore: Forest officials arrested a person on charges of poaching migratory birds near Khumkut dam inside Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary here on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Pahali Muduli. Acting on a tip off, a team of forest officials raided the place and arrested Muduli while he was reportedly trying to hunt the birds […]

Young woman dies, minor injured after falling into electric trap

Nabarangpur: A young woman died and a minor girl was injured after coming in contact with an electric trap laid by poachers for hunting wild boar at Nagajodi village under Jharigaon block in Nabarangpur district Thursday late night. The deceased has been identified as Jalila Harijan (22) whereas the injured Lakshmi Harijan (14) has been […]

Andhra fishermen sent to jail for poaching sharks in prohibited Odisha coast

Paradip: Seven fishermen, who were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday allegedly for fishing and poaching endangered species of sharks in the prohibited Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary area in Kendrapara district, were sent to judicial custody after court rejected their bail pleas today. According to a release of the ICG, a patrolling team […]

Kumaraswamy questions Modi's commitment to remove corruption

Kolkata: Accusing the BJP of using money power to destabilise his government by poaching Congress legislators, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday questioned Prime minister Narendra Modi’s claims of fighting corruption. Speaking to media persons on his arrival here to attend the mega anti-BJP political parties’ rally convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata […]

Poaching of migratory birds in Chilika continues unabated

Khurda: Despite several anti-poaching measures and warnings issued by the Wildlife department, poachers have continued hunting birds on a large-scale basis in the Chilika Lake. With thousands of migratory birds arriving at Nalabana and Mangalajodi areas, these poachers have also become super-active in carrying out illegal activities. Every year, these migratory birds from Siberia, Malaysia, […]

Farmer dies after falling into trap set for wild animals

Berhampur: A farmer of Motajhari village under Buguda Tehsil in Ganjam district was killed today after he came in contact with live electric wires laid as ‘trap’ by  suspected poachers to hunt wild boar. The deceased has been identified as Gadei Gouda. The incident took place when Gouda had gone to his farm land this […]

Poacher held with 10 dead migratory birds

Berhampur: Wildlife officials have arrested a poacher and seized 10 dead migratory birds from his possession near Chilika lake in Odisha, forest officials said today. The poacher was caught from Ujad Gopinathpur while trying to flee after hunting 10 Purple Moorhens yesterday, Divisional Forest Officer, Chilika Wildlife Division, Bikash Ranjan Das, said. “We suspect that […]

Poaching, Fence-jumping Have Come To Stay

The notification for the bypoll in Bijepur is yet to be issued by the Election Commission (EC). But in a feat unparalleled in the annals of Odisha politics, the little known Assembly constituency in Bargarh district has dominated the political discourse in the state for close to three months now. In the process, it has […]

15 kg venison seized, poacher held

Kendrapara: Forest officials today seized about 15 kg of venison and arrested a poacher from Batighar village on the fringes of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Kendrapara district. “Acting on information that poachers had hunted a spotted deer in the mangrove forest areas within the park, houses of suspected offenders were raided and the seizure […]

2 held for hunting migratory birds in Chilika

Berhampur: Two brothers have been arrested by wildlife personnel for allegedly hunting migratory birds in the Chilika lake in Odisha and a dead whistling teal was recovered from their possession, officials said today. Wildlife personnel caught Malaya Behera (47) and his brother Bhaskar (40) at Sorana in the lake under Tangi Wildlife Range while patrolling, […]

Wildlife dept gears up to prevent poaching in Chilika lake

Berhampur: Wildlife personnel have geared up to prevent poaching in Odisha’s Chilika lake apprehending large-scale killing of birds for the ensuing ‘Chhadakhai’ day which comes after the holy month of Kartik. On this day, Odias who forgo non-vegetarian food during Kartik indulge in large-scale killing of birds as the demand for non-vegetarian food goes up, […]

Forest officials claim poaching bid foiled in Ganjam district

Berhampur: With the seizure of a huge quantity of wires and other materials, forest officials today claimed to have foiled a wild animal poaching bid at Lal Singh area in Odisha’s Ganjam district. Acting on a tip-off, forest personnel raided the area under Ghumusar North forest range and seized 200 metres of live wires hooked […]

Elephant, calf found dead in paddy field

Bolangir: Carcasses of a female elephant and its calf found in apaddy field at Bakati village in the district today. The jumbos are suspected to have come in search of foods as the paddy harvesting season is on. The reason of the death has not yet been ascertained, said forest officials who rushed to the […]

Four held for poaching blackbuck

Berhampur: At least four persons, including a college student, were arrested today for allegedly poaching an endangered blackbuck near Sandhamula village in Ganjam district. A country-made gun and two motorbikes were seized from their possession, while the carcass of the blackbuck was recovered from the spot in Berhampur forest division’s Khallikote range, Divisional Forest Officer […]

CB starts probe into Sambalpur tuskers' poaching

Sambalpur/Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha police on Friday started investigation into the killing of three wild elephants for tusks in Bamra wild life division and Sambalpur forest range in the district. The move followed after the CB received a direction from the Odisha Forest and Environment department in this regard. A seven-member investigating team […]