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White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay
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White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay

People were introduced to the white giraffe for the first time in 2017, when it was found along with its calf by Kenya's Ishaqbini Conservancy.

Meting Out Justice to Assam's Poachers
India

Meting Out Justice to Assam's Poachers

Budheswor Boro lost his right hand in a wild boar attack. That has not deterred him from battling against poachers and convincing Bodos on the need for nature conservation

Intel-powered 'TrailGuard AI' tech is helping track poachers in Africa
science

Intel-powered 'TrailGuard AI' tech is helping track poachers in Africa

Algorithms scan images captured by tracking cameras and alert park rangers on detecting humans.

Over 100 wildlife rangers have died in Asia and Central Africa in the past year
science

Over 100 wildlife rangers have died in Asia and Central Africa in the past year

2018 saw the murder of Rachel Katumwa, the first female wildlife ranger to be killed while on duty.

Corbett Tiger Reserve: Authorities issue shoot-at-sight order to thwart poachers
India

Corbett Tiger Reserve: Authorities issue shoot-at-sight order to thwart poachers

The Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) on Tuesday issued shoot-at-sight orders against poachers to prevent killing of Tigers in the reserve.

From war to wildlife: Former soldiers now fight poachers to save Angola's future
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From war to wildlife: Former soldiers now fight poachers to save Angola's future

Angola's vast savannah is a resilient environment that could bounce back and teem with wildlife within a decade – if the authorities do the needful.

Uttarakhand CM Rawat gives green signal for Special Tiger Protection Force in Corbett               
India

Uttarakhand CM Rawat gives green signal for Special Tiger Protection Force in Corbett              

Against the backdrop of five tiger pelts being seized recently, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has given his nod for setting up a 112-member Special Tiger Protection Force at the Corbett Tiger Reserve and deployment of 100 additional personnel for forest patrolling.

Elephants injured by poachers' poison arrows reach out to humans for help
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Elephants injured by poachers' poison arrows reach out to humans for help

A wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked and injured by poachers who used poison arrows in Kenya, Africa. Although attacked by humans, the elephants trusted another group of humans to make them better and sought their help.

Four poachers killed in Kaziranga National Park
India

Four poachers killed in Kaziranga National Park

Four poachers have been killed following an encounter with a joint team of forest guards and Special Task Force in Assam's Kaziranga National Park.

Sunderbans: Poachers turn conservationists to save world's largest mangrove forest
India

Sunderbans: Poachers turn conservationists to save world's largest mangrove forest

Poachers have turned conservationists in the Sunderbans, giving a ray of hope to conservationists for saving the world's largest mangrove forest which is facing threat from rising sea level and climate change and the wildlife there.

Forest guards gun down three poachers in Assam's Kaziranga National Park
India

Forest guards gun down three poachers in Assam's Kaziranga National Park

Patrolling against poaching in the World Heritage Site had been intensified after one rhino was killed on 1 January this year and two on 4 January, a forest department official said.

After 72 hours of painful ordeal, female rhino dies at Kaziranga
Life

After 72 hours of painful ordeal, female rhino dies at Kaziranga

After getting stuck in a slush pit formed after the recent floods a female rhino has died at Assam's Kaziranga.

Rising Rhino toll: Another killed at Kaziranga National Park
India

Rising Rhino toll: Another killed at Kaziranga National Park

The horn was sawn off and taken away by the poachers after gunning down the animal, the officials said.

Rhino killed in Assam, two poachers gunned down
India

Rhino killed in Assam, two poachers gunned down

Poachers killed yet another rhino in Assam's Pabitora wildlife sanctuary Wednesday, even as two poachers were shot dead by forest guards in an operation launched after hearing gunshots inside the sanctuary, officials said.

Poachers kill rhino, calf in Assam taking toll to 41
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Poachers kill rhino, calf in Assam taking toll to 41

A massive combing operation has been launched in the park and its adjoining areas to nab the poachers.

Assam forest guards to battle poachers with AK-47s
India

Assam forest guards to battle poachers with AK-47s

Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain's comments came as another rhino fell prey to greed at the sprawling Kaziranga National Park.

 Rhino strays out of Kaziranga, poachers saw off horn, ear
India

Rhino strays out of Kaziranga, poachers saw off horn, ear

The rhino heavily bleeding from the area where its horn was taken away was struggling for life.

Will banning tourism help or hinder tigers?
India

Will banning tourism help or hinder tigers?

The special leave petition argues that the core zone be kept inviolate as per the Wildlife Conservation Act, 1972, but wildlife experts believe that tigers and tourism can co- exist, if planned well.

Drones to keep vigil on Kaziranga National Park
India

Drones to keep vigil on Kaziranga National Park

A drone aircraft will keep a vigil on the Kaziranga National Park in Assam which was recently flooded and look out for animals in distress or poachers out for a kill.