Swain along with his friend killed a leopard cub at Banijhari forest and clicked selfies with the carcass. The matter came to the fore after he posted the selfie on his social media handles after four years.
During the interrogation, the poachers reportedly admitted to killing the tiger by offering poison-laced carcass of a buffalo.
With this incident, 29 fishermen and six fishing boats are under the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities in the month of February alone.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]