Police kept a watch near a bus stand in Panvel area of Navi Mumbai and seized the snake, worth around Rs 50 lakh in the illegal wildlife market
Adivasis and the Indian State: Coffee plantations and reserved forests in Karnataka have stripped Jenu Kurubas of land, forest rights
Jenu Kurubas were listed as a primitive tribe by the state government. Now, they are listed as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG).
Mumbai coastal road project: Supreme Court refuses to stay Bombay HC’s decision quashing CRZ clearance, next hearing on 20 Aug
The Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to Maharashtra government seeking stay on the Bombay High Court's order of quashing the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances given for the southern part of BMC's road project.
Despite regulations, illegal pet trade in India remains a haven for undocumented wealth, criminal activity, funding terrorism
Multiple regulations have been passed to protect animals in pet trade, none have been implemented fully.
Six blackbucks found dead in Sayaji Baug zoo in Gujarat's Vadodara, cause of death yet to be identifed
The blackbucks at Sayaji Baug Zoo in Gujarat's Vadodara were allegedly attacked by a pack of stray dogs. Of the total six blackbucks found dead, only three to four of them had dog bite marks on their back or legs, which could not be fatal.
Maneka Gandhi's rage at Avni's killing inconsistent with her reluctance to speak up against alarming rise in lynchings
On the rare occasions that Maneka voiced her concern at the emerging culture of lynching, she has been seemingly shy of condemning it outright.
Avni was tagged 'man-eater' without proper evidence; authorities behind her 'ruthless killing' must be brought to book
Wild animals cannot be killed unless every effort to capture and relocate the animal has been exhausted, which was ignored in Avni's case, as were the standard operating procedures.
The tigress was allegedly killed by a mob of angry villagers Sunday evening after it attacked Devanand (50) of Chaltua village, located in the Kishanpur sanctuary area of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
Devendra Fadnavis says Avni's killing will be probed; Rahul invokes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'can judge nation by how it treats animals'
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed his sadness over the decision to kill tigress Avni, stating that they will probe to see if there were any lapses in the procedure followed. His comments come after Union minister Maneka Gandhi attacked the BJP-led Maharashtra government for the “ghastly murder” of Avni, saying a shooter who was sent behind bars for illegally supplying arms to terrorists was sent to kill the animal.
'Man-eater' tigress Avni shot dead to save lives of officials who tried to tranquilise her, says Maharashtra forest minister
When queried about the two cubs of the deceased tigress Avni, Mungantiwar said that the two were now nearly 11 months old and capable of survival in the wild.
Tigress Avni killed illegally, incident should be treated as wildlife crime, says PETA; seeks investigation
Animal rights body PETA India said the killing of tigress Avni as part of an operation in Maharashtra should be investigated and treated as a wildlife crime and termed it a "dark day" for the nation.
Salman Khan was sentenced to 5 years by the trial court convicting him in a case under Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in Jodhpur in 1998
519 projects cleared in 'protected areas' since 2014; activists say hasty decisions risk endangered species
No more than 1.1 percent projects were rejected, on average, annually between June 2014 and May 2018, dropping from 11.9 percent under the previous UPA government.
Uttarakhand HC bans commercial use of elephants in Corbett Tiger Reserve, restricts number of vehicles allowed
The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday banned the commercial use of elephants in Corbett Tiger Reserve besides restricting the number of vehicles entering its ranges in a day to 100.
In his book, Raza Tehsin brings forth stories from the forest which make the reader rethink their beliefs about the wild and remove the fear of the unfamiliar
Government officials seize exotic birds smuggled into West Bengal from Bangladesh; second such incident in a month
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized exotic birds which were smuggled from Bangladesh into West Bengal, an agency statement said on Thursday.
Salman Khan blackbuck poaching case: In 201-page verdict, judge says jail term just given actor's clout, gravity of offence
Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, in his 201-page verdict, said Salman Khan has a substantial following & his actions are observed by the masses.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted of poaching blackbucks in Rajasthan in 1998 under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 by a Jodhpur court on Thursday.
Salman Khan jailed in blackbuck case: Discourse over conviction shows need to isolate law from whataboutery
Salman Khan's conviction shows that law is above stardom and whataboutery. For even if it's for one night in jail, we all get to be equal under the law.
Salman Khan gets 5 years jail in blackbuck case: Actor lodged in Jodhpur jail; to appeal in higher court on Friday
Salman Khan was convicted for poaching blackbucks in Rajasthan in 1998 under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 by a Jodhpur court.