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Number of elephants poached rose last year: Govt in Parliament

There were 27 cases of ivory seizures in 2019, followed by 21 in 2020 and 42 in 2021, according information provided by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.

Junior environment minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey. (PTI)
Junior environment minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 01:46 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Tuskers at peril: Poaching haunts Odisha’s forests

The death of the pachyderm was a re-run of a similar poaching of a tusker in the first week of June, when another elephant with at least five pellet injuries on its trunk, face, legs and body was found writhing in pain in the same forest range by local people.

The government has also constituted a special investigating team comprising forest and criminal investigation department officials to probe rising elephant deaths and allegations of coverups, but there seems to be no end to poaching.(Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI/AFP) (For representation purpose)
The government has also constituted a special investigating team comprising forest and criminal investigation department officials to probe rising elephant deaths and allegations of coverups, but there seems to be no end to poaching.(Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI/AFP) (For representation purpose)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:51 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar

2 poachers linked to killing of 3 cops shot at as they tried to flee: MP police

Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were injured while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday, police said, adding that two policemen were also injured in the incident.

Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were shot while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday.
Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were shot while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday.
Updated on May 16, 2022 05:16 AM IST
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