Nepal’s wildlife watchdogs honoured

Growing up in a Darchula village near the Tibetan border, a young Birendra Singh Johari was no stranger to wildlife crimes.

At teashops and community gatherings, neighbours openly talked about transporting tiger pelts and elephant ivory to traders across the border to China.

“They called it दुइ नम्बरी धन्दा, but it…


Conservation wins: two resorts 1 km away from Tiger reserve core told to get lsot

The eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) monitoring committee of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) headed by the Chandrapur district collector on Thursday rejected permission to two resorts which were just 350 metres away from the core boundary.

As per the MoEFCC guidelines, construction of resorts is prohibited within one kilometre from the park’s…


“Tigress Avni was shot like a terrorist, was not a man eater:” Contempt petition in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Maharashtra government officials in a contempt petition filed in connection with the 2018 killing of tigress Avni (Sangeeta Dogra v. Vilas Kharge & Ors).

A Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian also sought evidence…