Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra, Wildlife Tragedy, tigers, Wildlife, leopards, Wildlife Protection Society of India, WPSI

    Wildlife Tragedy: In just 2 months, 18 leopards die in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: First it was tigers, now it is leapords. The two species targetted by the poachers and sometimes utter negligence by drivers who have run over these animals. In Maharashtra itself, 18 leopards have either been killed by poachers or in accidents in the last two months, according to Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). The figures are calculated from January 1 to March 1 of the year.

  • Bhopal: Five poachers arrested; tiger’s tooth, hair recovered

    Bhopal: Umaria forest team on Thursday arrested five poachers involved in killing of a tiger here. A body of an adult tigress was found in Barwah area of Ghunghuti forest in Umaria on Monday. The tiger reportedly had fallen victim to a live electric trap laid by poachers. Team has recovered tiger’s tooth, hair, electric wire, other equipment from their possession.

  • Mumbai: Two-day-old dead body of leopard found in Mangaon

    Mumbai: A decomposed body of a four-old-male leopard has been found at the forest area of Mangaon on Monday evening. The official said they have recovered the dead body of the leopard whose corpse was found with injuries. The body has been taken to the animal hospital, Parel for post-mortem.

  • Indore: ‘Ties between police, forest dept must for conserving wildlife’

    Indore: The two-day long seminar on wildlife crime management was inaugurated at Police Radio Training School by IDA chairman Shankar Lalwani, here on Monday. Around 29 police officials of various ranks attended the seminar, which aims at spreading awareness on crimes committed on wildlife and various ways to fight it towards conserving wildlife.

  • Gujarat: Video of bikers chasing Lions, Lioness in Gir goes viral, three arrested

    Rajkot: Three of the four bikers were arrested after a video of them chasing lions in Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary went viral. The video that has caused an outrage among animal lovers and activists show four men chasing lions, lionesses and cubs. The lions are seen running in a distraught way to escape the gang.

  • Mumbai: Aarey Colony’s most wanted leopard, suspect behind five attacks, finally trapped

    Mumbai: In a massive relief to the residents living in and around Aarey Colony, a leopard, which had ransacked the area and was responsible for four attacks and a death — all involving children — was finally trapped in the early hours of Thursday morning. This gigantic exercise was undertaken by efforts of wildlife experts, volunteers and the Thane forest department and it took around 54 days to complete the task.

  • Indore: Kharmores shy away from visiting state

    Indore: Lesser Floricans have skipped their annual migration to the western Madhya Pradesh this monsoon, leaving bird-watchers and wildlife experts worried. The birds, commonly known as the likh or kharmore, generally make Ratlam’s Sailana Wildlife Sanctuary, Petlawad in Jhabua and Sardarpur in Dhar district, as their homes for breeding during the monsoon.

  • Bhopal: Wild animals don’t figure in Wildlife Board meeting!

    Bhopal: Denizens of the forests did not find any mention in the discussions at the meeting of State Wildlife Board here on Monday. The meeting, held after a gap of one-and-a-half years, mainly approved mining and construction projects in national parks and sanctuaries.

  • Bhopal: From fascination for snakes to awareness mission!

    Bhopal: Since childhood Nikhil Raut has been fascinated with reptiles, especially snakes. When he was 16 years old, he caught the first snake which was a 4-feet-long Russell’s viper, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. “I was scared and happy at the same time. Happy because it was the first time I was rescuing a snake and scared because it could bite me,” he reminisced about his first rescue.

  • Dr Vidya Athreya

    Up, close and candid with wildlife biologist Dr Vidya Athreya

    Wildlife biologist, researcher-cum-conservationist, a mother and an inspiration behind Ajoba’s protagonist, Purva Rao, essayed by Urmila Martondkar, Dr Vidya Athreya dons many hats. She has been working on the human-leopard conflict since 2003 and over the years, her name has become synonymous with leopards in the country. We caught up with the biologist for a tete-a-tete, where she speaks on her inspiration, fascination and thrilling experiences with the big cats, exploring the wild corners,

  • Interpol issues Red Corner notice for wildlife smuggler

    BHOPAL: Interpol has issued Red corner notice for the international smuggler JE Tamang on the investigation and raid conducted by Tiger strike force of Madhya Pradesh forest department to nab the gangs involved in smuggling of pangolin in 2015.

  • Kaziranga: NGT for report on steps to curb wildlife casualties

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Assam government to expeditiously prepare a detailed project report (DPR) on measures to curb growing wildlife casualties due to vehicular movement on the National Highway-37 passing through the Kaziranga National Park.

  • Raveena tandon

    Raveena Tandon urges PM to save forests, wildlife

    Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the safety of animals which she said will lose their habitat to the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor project.

  • ‘Selfie monkey’ can sue again for copyright infringement

    Washington : The black macaque in the world-famous “monkey selfie” which it took after pressing a button on a camera owned by a wildlife photographer four years ago in Indonesia has another chance to fight for the copyright ownership, media reported, says IANS.