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Tag: Wildlife Protection Act

Animal cruelty: Youth who performed stunts with snakes, arrested

Bargarh: After videos of a youth and some girls performing dangerous stunts with venomous snakes went viral on social media a few days back, the Bargarh Forest Department today arrested the youth on charges of violating Wildlife Protection Act. On the basis of complaints lodged by several people before the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and […]

At 460, India records highest leopard mortality in 2018

New Delhi: With 460 leopard deaths, India in 2018 recorded the highest mortality rate of the particular big cat species across the country in the past four years, Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) said on Monday. According to official records, a total of 431 leopards died in 2017. These included 159 incidents of poaching. […]

Snakes illegally displayed on Jatra stage for entertainment in Odisha

Berhampur: In an indiscriminate violation of Wildlife Protection Act, snakes were seen being used for entertainment by a Jatra troupe at Sarua Sahi in Berhampur of Ganjam district. Footage of the show has emerged which reveals that a member of the Jatra party was entertaining the public by displaying snakes which were stored in plastic […]

Partially constructed tourist resort at Dangamal within Bhitarkanika
Forest dept puts brake on eco tourism complex near Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: In a glaring instance of gross misuse of government funds, an eco tourism complex built at a cost of Rs 85 lakh near Bhitarkanika National Park has virtually gone down the drain with the Forest department putting brakes on the project. The partially built tourist complex, the construction quality of which was left much […]

Estuarine crocodile hacked to death in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A group of fishermen have allegedly hacked to death a 7-feet-long estuarine crocodile in the Bagapatia village under Mahakalpada police station jurisdiction of Odisha’s Kendrapara district. Forest officials spotted the carcass of the slain crocodile near a water body in the village yesterday. The carcass bore multiple injury marks and it was probably caught […]

Indian Star tortoise
10 star tortoises seized from Saheed Nagar pet store; 2 held

Bhubaneswar: Ten Indian star tortoises (Geochelone elegans), which is protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, were seized from a pet store located in Saheed Nagar here following a joint raid of the Quick Action Team (QAT) of the Commissionerate Police and the Forest Department on Tuesday. Besides, two salesmen of the pet […]

Deer antlers
Deer hide, antlers and venison seized from near Bhitarkanika

Kendrapara: Forest officials have seized deer hide, antlers and 42 kg of venison at a village close to Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha and arrested one person in connection with it today. Bhagyadhar Mandal, one of those allegedly involved in killing the deer has been arrested from Khamarasahi village from Kendrapara district, they said. Akshya […]

Hyena lynched; Forest dept to take action against villagers

Balipatna: The Forest department is all set to take action against the villagers who lynched a stray hyena on the outskirts of the village a week ago on December 27. The department has decided to take action after it received the video footage of the gory and inhuman act. According to reports, people of Ambadihi […]