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Ten held for poaching leopard in Salekasa, chopping paws | Times of India
It’s raining tiger and leopard skins and body parts in the region. In a raid on poachers, the Nagpur forest division officials arrested ten accused from Salekasa under Gondia forest division for hunting a leopard and removing its paws and other body parts.
Greed lands two big cat killers in soup | Bangalore Mirror
Karnataka State Forest Department officials recently nabbed two men who allegedly trapped a leopard, killed it and severed its paws. The arrests were made within 24 hours after forest officials found the leopard carcass.
More on big cats
Three arrested for killing leopard in Srisailam forest | Telangana Today
Tigerskin seized in Telangana; five held | Devdiscourse
25 parakeets rescued, one held for poaching | Millennium Post
A person was arrested from Phansidewa in the Darjeeling district for poaching parakeets. Local residents stated that a group of youths had been poaching parakeets in the paddy fields of Phansidewa. The locals chased the poachers and managed to catch one. They then informed the Forest Department. Forest personnel rushed to the spot and rescued the parakeets.
More on birds
बीएसएफ ने सीमा पर तस्करों के चंगुल से 25 पक्षी कराए आजाद | Doon Horizon
पेटा, लखनऊ पुलिस ने दुर्लभ तोतों को शिकारियों के चंगुल से बचाया | Patrika
Tusker electrocuted | The Hindu
A wild tusker aged about 35 years was electrocuted at Malligenahalli near Lingadahalli in Tarikere taluk. The animal came in contact with an electric fence put by a farmer to protect his maize farm from wild animals. The place is close to Tyagadabagi Reserve Forest area.
STF seizes one elephant tusk in Bolangir, one held | Ommcom News
The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch seized one elephant tusk with the arrest of one wildlife criminal near Gudvela village under Tusura Police Station in Bolangir district.
More on elephants
Assam: Pregnant elephant, calf dies of poisoning | Guwahati Plus
Two arrested for smuggling whale vomit in Pune | Hindustan Times
Two men were arrested by the Pimpri-Chinchwad police crime branch unit 1 official for smuggling a material believed to be Ambergris, or “whale vomit”, into Pimpri-Chinchwad. One person is on the run in the case.
More on marine
Two arrested in Thane for smuggling ambergris | Hindustan Times
10 Myanmarese poachers arrested in Andamans, 500 kg of sea cucumber seized | East Mojo
Sperm whale vomit seized in Bengaluru, three held | The News Minute
Sea cucumber seized | The Hindu
Live pangolin rescued in Berhampur | Ommcomm News
A live pangolin was rescued from Binayak Nagar in Laxmi Nrusingha Sahi under Bada Bazar police limits in Berhampur. Reportedly, locals had spotted the pangolin crossing the road. On getting information, forest department officials rushed to the area and rescued the pangolin.
More on Pangolins
लग्जरी कार से कांकेर पहुंचे थे 6 तस्कर, वन विभाग ने पकड़ा; 53 किलो से ज्यादा खाल बरामद - Dainik Bhaskar | Dainik Bhaskar
Vigilant foresters clamp down on sandalwood smugglers | Times of India
The foresters at the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve nabbed one of the three members of a gang that is involved in smuggling of sandalwood. They also confiscated sandalwood logs that were in possession of the accused, along with sharp weapons.
12 T.N. men held; red sanders logs, vehicles seized | The Hindu
The Chittoor police nabbed a 12-member gang from Tamil Nadu on charges of smuggling red sanders logs. Police said they seized red sanders logs, along with three cars used to transport the logs from Tirupati to Vellore in Tamil Nadu.
More on red sandalwood
Red sanders logs seized in Chittoor, Tamil Nadu; 18 arrested | News Deal
ED slaps money laundering case on smuggler of red sanders | Times of India
Man tries to sell red sanders; held | Times of India
Red sanders seized by Customs | Hindustan Times
Two arrested for attempting to sell baby crocodile | The Hindu
The C.K. Achukattu police cracked an illegal wildlife trade racket and arrested two persons who were allegedly trying to sell a crocodile hatchling to a customer. After receiving a tip-off, a police team led by Inspector P.R. Janardhan rushed to the spot near Eshwari Theatre and caught two men with a plastic can containing a palm-sized crocodile hatchling.
More on reptiles
Crime branch arrests 3 in Panvel for allegedly smuggling Sand Boa | The Free Press Journal
13 member gang involved in red sand boas smuggling arrested in Chittoor district | Times of India
Tortoise and freshwater turtle
Forest officials rescue Indian star tortoise in Tiruppur | The Hindu
Officials from the Forest Department rescued an Indian star tortoise following an alert from a resident in Tiruppur.
More on tortoises and freshwater turtle
STF arrests two with 80kg turtle calipee | Times of India
উত্তরপ্রদেশ থেকে পাচার হওয়া বিরল প্রজাতির কচ্ছপ উদ্ধার নৈহাটিতে, আটক ৬| Tv9 Bangla
ফের কচ্ছপ পাচার! শেওড়াফুলি, বেলঘরিয়ার পরে ডানলপে গাড়ি আটকে ১০০ কচ্ছপ উদ্ধার, ধৃত চার | The Wall
Three held for poaching barking deer in Mandla district | The Free Press Journal
Three persons were arrested for allegedly killing a barking deer and eating its meat at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district.
More on ungulates
Odisha STF seizes five deer skins, two held | Ommcomm News
Five held for poaching sambar deer, cooking its meat | Times of India
Two including a teacher held for poaching | The Statesman
Two held for trying to sell skin, horns of sambar deer | Deccan Herald
नीलगाय का किया शिकार, ग्रामीणों को पता लगने पर भागे आरोपी | Patrika
Three held for possessing fake tiger skin in Adilabad | Telangana Today
বন্যপ্রাণীর দেহাংশ পাচার করতে গিয়ে ধৃত দুই পাচারকারী | The Hint Today
পাচারের আগেই ভেস্তে গেল সব প্ল্যান, পুলিশের জালে দুই যুবক | Prothom Kolkata
Yamunanagar Wildlife Dept team arrests three 'hunters' | The Tribune
SSB seizes illegal timber logs and boulders in Chirang district | The Sentinel Assam
Police, Forest Department seize illegal timber | East News
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