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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking 20.1.2018 General News
Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand. His downfall follows the December 12 arrest of Nikorn Wongprachan, a Thai National Parks and Wildlife Conservation official, at Bangkok's main airport as he attempted to smuggle the rhino horn from the quarantine section to a nearby apartment. The horn was smuggled into Bangkok by a Chinese man who was arrested a day before on arrival from Johannesburg, South Africa. The police sting led to Boonchai, who financed the network. "This is a major smuggling syndicate and Boonchai is a ringleader," General Chalermkiat Srivorakan, deputy national police chief, told reporters ...
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Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking 20.1.2018 Hindustan Times - world
Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand
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Hunter caught with clouded leopard carcass 19.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Hunter caught with clouded leopard carcass
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Villagers conduct fox jallikattu, despite ban 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
Penal action will be taken against organisers, say officials
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Snake rescued from Assembly premises 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
Black-headed royal snakes are non-venomous species
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Critically Endangered Sumatran Elephant Gives Birth In Indonesia 17.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday.
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Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in 17.1.2018 General News
A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said today. Sumatran elephants are a protected species, but rampant deforestation for plantations has reduced their natural habitat and brought them into conflict with humans. The newborn was found with its 40-year old mother Seruni, who was being closely monitored by the agency in anticipation of the birth inside a conservation forest in Riau on the island of Sumatra. Officials expressed jubilation at the arrival of the baby who is believed to be a week old. Its gender has not yet been determined. "The birth of the elephant is a conservation gift," the agency said in a statement. "The calf is constantly being guarded by its mother and two other adult elephants." Dozens of elephants were found dead in Sumatra last year, including an adult without tusks in Aceh, along with its abandoned 11-month-old calf. Most were killed by humans, according to ...
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Google to make artificial intelligence accessible to every business 17.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Google said the new platform would help less-skilled engineers build powerful AI systems they previously only “dreamed of”.
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Fight for survival 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Wildlife
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi offers a rich bonanza of endemic, exotic and endangered wildlife, mainly macaques and birds, whose conservation has become crucial because of habitat destruction. Text by G. SHAHEED and photographs by SHEFIQUE BASHEER AHAMMED
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Nilgai hit by train 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
It has a broken hind limb, other injuries
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Volunteers needed for tiger census 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society, an NGO partnering with the Telangana Forest Department in tiger census, has invited volunteers to participate in counting the big cats in the wild. The Society al...
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Missing the grass for the trees in Western Ghats 17.1.2018 Hindu: National
Drastic decline in shola grasslands in Palani Hill range
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Mumbai Gets a Flamingo Sanctuary as Trade-Off for Trans-Harbour Sea-Link 16.1.2018 The Wire

When a new highway had to cut through mudflats where flamingos come in, the quid pro quo by the Maharashtra government was to notify a flamingo sanctuary.

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150 kg of sea cucumber seized in Ramanathapuram dist, 2 held 16.1.2018 General News
Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi, about 70 kms from here and two persons arrested in this connection, marine police said. A boat used to smuggle the sea cucumber had also been seized, they said. Investigation is on. Sea cucumbers, classified as endangered species and their harvest banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, are in demand in South-East Asian countries.
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Restoring a wildlife corridor 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A new study by researchers at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) has proposed a new approach of working with local communities and other institutions, towards restoration of the Edeyarhalli-Doddasampige Wildlife Corridor (ED corridor) near Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve. Very often, wildlife corridors are devoid of monitoring, and are subject to fragmentation and degradation, as local communities depend on them to obtain forest resources like timber, firewood, food and medicine. The ED wildlife corridor is one such critical wildlife corridor in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve. It connects BRT to adjoining protected areas in the Mysuru-Nilgiri region. It also provides physical connectivity between the Eastern and the Western Ghats and is inhabited by 15 mammalian species including the Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger and Indian Gaur. Soligas, an indigenous tribal community, and a few other non-tribal communities are the major inhabitants of this ...
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Blue bull critically injured after being hit by train 15.1.2018 General News
A blue bull was critically injured after being hit by a train near Shahdara here, Wildlife SOS said. The adult male was found a few kilometres from Shahdara railway station yesterday, said a spokesperson of Wildlife SOS. "The nilgai (blue bull) was hit by a speeding train in Shahdara. It was rescued by rapid response team of Wildlife SOS and is undergoing treatment in a critical condition," the spokesperson said. Nilgai (boselaphus tragocamelus) is the largest Asian antelope and this species is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. It is protected under Schedule III of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
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Calling for conservation, WWF launches unique exhibition on frogs 15.1.2018 General News
Frogs, a primary indicator of climate change and one of the most affected species yet not much focused on, will get attention with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India on Monday launching "Frogfest", a one of its kind exhibition in the world showcasing artefacts and collections of amphibians to call for their conservation.
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As forests, wildlife and tribals exist in uneasy equilibrium, could lions be prey to sixth mass extinction? 15.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
We are in the middle of the sixth great mass extinction in Earth's history. To put this in perspective, Earth lost the dinosaurs in the last great mass extinction event, 65 million years ago - so this is kind of a big deal | #FirstCulture
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Mumbai couple guards an 80-hectare wetland, protects it from destruction 15.1.2018 Hindustan Times - mumbai
In 3 years, the Agarwals have prevented the land from being damaged five times
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New moth species discovered in Arunachal 15.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
New moth species discovered in Arunachal
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