May 23, 2022 07:23 (IST)
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Leopard caged in Assam’s Golaghat

Guwahati: A leopard was caged at Betioni Kakatigaon area under Khumtai assembly constituency in Assam’s Golaghat district on Sunday.

Sri Lanka emerges as a smuggling hub for India's star tortoises

The Indian star tortoise is the most smuggled tortoise species in the world, with thousands trafficked annually smuggled out from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan despite a 2019 total ban on the international trade in the species. While India continues to be the main country of origin for wild-caught star tortoises, Sri Lanka has in recent years become both a prominent source country and transit hub for trafficking networks that move the animals to East and Southeast Asia. Mongabay India writers Malaka Rodrigo and Pragati Prava report  

Rhino population in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park grows to 2613

Kaziranga: The population of one-horned rhinoceros touched 2613 in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and it has increased by 200 over the last four years, officials said on Tuesday.

Australian govt lists Koalas as endangered species

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: The Australian government has officially listed the iconic Koala as an endangered species.

Man killed in rhino attack in Assam’s Majuli

Guwahati/IBNS: A man was killed after a rhino attacked him in Assam’s Majuli district.

Assam: Six wild elephants saved after getting stuck in muddy pond in Goalpara

Guwahati/IBNS: The forest officials have rescued six wild elephants trapped in a muddy pond in Assam’s Goalpara district with the help of locals.

Wild jumbo killed after being hit by goods train in Assam’s Kamrup

Guwahati/IBNS: In an unfortunate incident, one wild elephant was killed after being hit by the engine of a goods train in Assam’s Kamrup district on Thursday night.

Rise in use of traditional medicine in China causing new crisis in African nations: Report

Beijing: A rise in use of Chinese traditional medicines in several African nations have created a new crisis as it is fueling demand for endangered species whose body parts are used to make certain ingredients.

Villagers recover carcasses of wild elephants in Assam’s Jagiroad

Guwahati/IBNS: Local villagers of Jagiroad area in Assam’s Morigaon district have recovered carcasses of two wild elephants in nearby hill areas.

Poachers killed one-horned rhino in Kaziranga

Guwahati/IBNS: After almost nine months, poachers have killed a one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn.

Assam witnesses single rhino poaching incident in 2021, lowest in 21 years

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam witnessed only one case of rhino poaching in 2021, the lowest in 21 years.

US: Snow leopard dies in zoo after suffering from COVID-19

Bloomington: A snow leopard died after suffering from COVID-19 induced pneumonia  at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington city of the US.

Forensic lab aids crack down on illegal wildlife trade in Viet Nam

New York: Despite travel bans and other COVID-19 restrictions, the small team at Viet Nam’s wildlife forensic lab has been bolstering police efforts to crack down on illegal trafficking, with support from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Female giraffe died at Assam State Zoo due to strangulation

Guwahati/IBNS: A female giraffe died due to accidental strangulation in Assam State Zoo in Guwahati on Thursday night.

Elephant dies after being knocked down by train at Mariani in Assam

Guwahati/IBNS: An elephant calf was killed after being hit by a train at Bhelaguri, under Mariani Range in Assam's Jorhat district in the wee hours on Friday.