The Wildlife Justice Commission is publishing a new report on the convergence of wildlife crime with other forms of organised crime: Convergence of wildlife crime with other forms of organised crime: A
Assam has a proud legacy of successfully conserving the great Indian one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) and presently holds two-thirds (66.9%) of the world’s wild population of about 2500. The gradual
A government inspection of 48 mines in Goa found 35 of them operating without a lease. Some of them did not have mandatory clearances. A committee chaired by the state
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam has filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking to declare the lease granted to four persons to do quarrying in the temple town of Thiruneermalai, near here, as illegal. In his petition, K.Balakrishnan, the association general secretary, sought a consequent direction to the authorities not to permit the continued quarrying in the area.
In Jodhpur range, from 1991 to May 2007, the state's forest department has registered 650 cases under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Of these, 391 are minor crimes, such as cutting wood or