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Tag: Wildlife Poaching

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Dhenkanal: Teacher During Day, Poacher At Night

Dhenkanal: In a sensational raid, a school teacher in the district was held by the Forest department for allegedly slaughtering wild animals in the Kapilasa Wildlife Sanctuary for smuggling their hides and body parts, on Monday. A massive cache of wildlife products, including two leopard skins, several elephant and wild boar tusks, deer antlers, skins, […]

Caught On Cam: Leopard Skin Trade In Odisha Sparks Concerns

Bhubaneswar: Amid the rising incidents of poaching in the State, a viral video purportedly showing poachers striking a deal to sell leopard hides has raised serious concerns over the safety of wild animals in Odisha forests. The video purportedly shows Bandhamunda (Nayagarh district) samiti member Laxmidhar Nayak making a deal with a few traders. Soon […]

Sonepur Elephant Poaching Case: Two More Accused Arrested, Tusks Recovered

Sonepur: Forest department officials on Saturday arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the 2019 elephant poaching case in Sonepur. The accused have been identified as Suresh Karna and Kalia Karna of Meghanand village in the district. Moreover, two tusks weighing nearly 3 kg have also been recovered from their possession. According to […]

Odisha’s Wildlife Under Threat From International Mafia

Bhubaneswar: Besides tigers and elephants, poaching and smuggling of pangolins in Odisha has now emerged as a big headache for the wildlife agencies in the country. Endangered wildlife species are under serious threat from several international racketeers especially from South East Asia, China, European Union as well as the Middle East. Usually, the racket is […]

Elephant found dead in Ganjam; poaching suspected

Ganjam: Carcass of an elephant was recovered at Nimakhandi village under Digapahandi block in Ganjam district today. Though the exact reason behind the death of jumbo is unclear, it is suspected that it could be a case of poaching as holes resembling gunshot wounds were spotted on the pachyderm’s body. After spotting the pachyderm lying […]

Poaching bid foiled, 6 held

Keonjhar: The wildlife personnel of Keonjhar Forest Division on Saturday busted a poaching racket and arrested six elephant poachers. Acting on an input, forest officials raided forest area near Nalapanga village under Sadar range of the division and arrested the six persons including two sharp shooters from Arunachal Pradesh. All of them were caught red […]