Tag Archives: poachers

17Apr/13
One Horned Rhino

The Last Rhinos of Kaziranga, will they Last?

Instead of being a protected reserve, the Kaziranga National Park of Assam, India has turned into a battleground between the poachers and the protectors. It is the rhinos that are in danger. Will they be able to survive? Yes, if better technogly is used for protection.











08Mar/13
tiger

In the Business of Killing

There was a time in India when Emperors surrounded by their noblemen would mount the back of an elephant and venture into the jungles to kill a beast. The time of these erstwhile trigger friendly maharajas may well have gone, but the hunt for animals is still on and has taken an uglier shape than ever. It is not royalties anymore but commoners who kill for profit. Wildlife crime is today is a profitable business and the biggest threat to animals and the survival of the planet itself.











10Dec/12
tiger

Google gives 5 Million Dollars to WWF for its War against Wildlife Crime

Poachers’ task to wipe away wildlife in Asia and Africa, has just been made tougher by Google. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today received a major grant from Google to use state-of-the-art technology to help protect endangered species like elephants, rhinos and tigers from poachers and wildlife traffickers.











20Nov/12
gun

Poachers now using Children as their Ears and Eyes

In a shocking incident a 16 year old boy was arrested recently from Kaziranga as he was trying to help poachers in search of Rhinos. It is feared that after forest officials the poachers are now turning to young minds to corrupt them and turn them into foe of the wildlife as they hunt down the last remaining rhinos of Assam.











07May/12
leopard skin

Boxer turns Poacher to make Fast Bucks

22 year old junior level boxer, Meetu Singh had a promising future. He was well built, had both the strength and agility needed by a professional boxer and had represented Himachal Pradesh at the national level. But boxing could not satisfy his greed and that is why the sportsman turned his attention to a different kind of sport killing leopards and selling the animal parts for lakhs. The boxer’s fast road to affluence ended Friday though when police caught him red handed with his latest loot.











28Apr/12
slender loris

Slender Loris on the hit list of Poachers

Slender Lorises are the little known primates found in the southern states of India, especially in the Western Ghats and Karnataka. Till date very little is known about these nocturnal creatures, their habits or even their population. But now experts fear the species is under threat from poachers who are killing them in hundreds.