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Illegal wildlife trade in October 2021
News scan (October 1 - 31)
Ensnared big cat dies in Eturunagaram forest, two held | 3 October 2021
A big cat, suspected to be a tiger, was caught in a snare set up by some hunters in the forest area of SS Tadwail Mandall in Mulugu district. The big cat appears to have died while in the snare and authorities have taken into custody two persons believed to have set up the snares, sources say.
A headless carcass of leopard cub found | 6 October 2021
A one-year-old leopard cub was poached in the Narkhed forest range under the Nagpur division. The headless carcass of the animal was found floating in a nullah on Banor-Thadipaoni road.
More on Big Cats
Odisha STF seizes leopard skin, arrests wildlife criminal
Five tribals were held in Telangana for killing a tiger
Sarpanch 'kills' newborn tiger cub, held while striking a deal
Seven from Amravati & Yavatmal held trying to sell tiger body parts
Remains of tiger carcass found in Kanha Tiger Reserve, poaching suspected
Himachal Police seize leopard skin, one arrested
Six poachers held with leopard skin
Madhya Pradesh: Panna's radio-collared tiger 'Heera' killed, de-skinned in Satna
After a crackdown on cattle-smuggling, Indo-Bangladesh border sees spike in wildlife trafficking | 27 October 2021
India’s Border Security Force in West Bengal’s Nadia district seized an unusual consignment along the Indo-Bangladesh border: a group of long-legged birds with white necks, black plumage and long beaks.
More on birds
Kites, parrots, bats, barn owls, herons were seized from a house during a raid by WCCB, Forest Dept
BSF rescues wild birds by thwarting smuggling along the international border
Smuggler arrested for selling wild parrots - जंगली तोते बेचने वाला तस्कर गिरफ्तार
Crime - नौ मोर के साथ युवक गिरफ्तार
2.5 kg ivory seized from a smuggler in Deogarh | 11 October 2021
The Special Squad of Deogarh police arrested one person while he was trying to sell a pair of elephant tusks. The ivory tusks weigh more than 2.50 kg.
Female jumbos rescued near Jalpaiguri, four held | 26 October 2021
The state forest department rescued two female elephants while the animals were being taken to Jamnagar in Gujarat from Arunachal Pradesh in a truck. Four persons, including a mahout, have been arrested in this connection.
More on elephants
Elephant tusk seized in Odisha, one held
Elephant dies of suspected poisoning at Udalguri
Foresters recover two stolen tusks after five days' search
Indian Coast Guard seizes 500 kg sea cucumber | 24 October 2021
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) seized 500 kg of sea cucumber in Tamil Nadu’s Mandapam.
Two held with whale vomit in Tiruvarur | 25 October 2021
Forest department officials in Tiruvarur seized eight kilograms of ambergris or whale vomit from two people near Muthupettai.
More on Marine
Kerala forest dept seizes suspected whale bones from self-styled antique collector’s house
Two held with ambergris
Forest department arrests shop owner from Kolhapur
Sarpanch rescues Pangolin as villagers try to burn world’s most trafficked mammal in Gumthala | 4 October 2021
A Pangolin — the world’s most trafficked mammal — was saved by an alert citizen of Gumthala village near Kamptee.
Three arrested for smuggling pangolin | 26 October 2021
The Virajpet Forest officials have arrested three persons on charges of smuggling a pangolin and have rescued the mammal besides seizing the Maruti Omni van used for transporting it.
More on Pangolins
One held with 4kg pangolin scales, officials hint at poaching scam
Odisha STF busts pangolin smuggling racket
Pangolin seized in Balangir, two arrested
Forest officials rescue pangolin from smugglers, four arrested in Odisha
Duo trying to sell pangolin shells held
Pangolin rescued in East Sikkim
Taskforce arrest one smuggler and seized 53 red sanders logs | 6 October 2021
Red sanders anti-smuggling task force sleuths seized 53 red sanders logs and arrested one smuggler in connection with two incidents reported near Tirupati.
Six red sanders smugglers arrested near Tirupati | 25 October 2021
The red sanders anti-smuggling task force arrested six smugglers from Tamil Nadu and seized 11 logs, a car, an autorickshaw and four motorcycles from their possession.
More on red sandalwood
One held, 16 red sanders logs seized
Police arrest international red sanders smuggler linked to 60 cases
Sand boa smuggling racket busted, 11 arrested | 9 October 2021
In a successful operation, the Task Force police have arrested a gang of 11 persons, including a resident of Narsampet, for their alleged attempt to catch the sand boas (two-headed snakes) and sell them in the black market.
Coimbatore forest officials arrest two men for poaching monitor lizards | 19 October 2021
Two people were arrested for poaching three monitor lizards in the Tholamapalayan east beat of Periyanaickenpalayam forest range by the Coimbatore forest division officials.
More on reptiles
Big success to BSF caught a smuggler with a rare species of gecko lizard near the international border
Bahraich red sandboa recovered two smugglers arrested - बहराइच: रेड सेण्डबोआ बरामद, दो तस्कर गिरफ्तार
Indian monitor lizard poached near PCMC head office
Three held for selling two red sand boa at Goregaon
Four arrested for illegal trade of jungle cats and raptors
Three of the same family arrested, fined for poaching birds in Ramnad
Siliguri 'corridor' for timber smuggling
Four animals electrocuted in Kaziranga National Park on the same day
Such a big turtle recovered from smugglers in Padrauna you will be shocked
Seven endangered species of turtles were recovered from Bandel Station, three women arrested
Smuggler was trying to sell deer skin | हिरण की खाल बेचने की फिराक में था तस्कर
Firing in the team of wood smugglers and forest department
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