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Animal parts seized during the raids in Guwahati on Wednesday.(WCCB PHOTO)

Animal parts including musk deer pods seized in Guwahati, 3 arrested

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The animal parts were seized during three different raids at separate locations in a joint operation by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Assam forest department.
Four of the six smugglers caught with a live pangolin in Maharashtra’s Satara.(Maharashtra forest department)
Four of the six smugglers caught with a live pangolin in Maharashtra’s Satara.(Maharashtra forest department)

Authorities bust pangolin smuggling racket in Satara, 6 arrested

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:31 PM IST
The forest department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) officials acted as dummy customers to lure and nab the smugglers.
Smuggling of endangered turtles, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of Bengal and Bangladesh, has become a cause for concern for the Central agency, especially because smugglers have started using innovative methods.(WILDLIFE CRIME CONTROL BUREAU.)
Smuggling of endangered turtles, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of Bengal and Bangladesh, has become a cause for concern for the Central agency, especially because smugglers have started using innovative methods.(WILDLIFE CRIME CONTROL BUREAU.)

In Bengal, more than 500 endangered turtles seized from UP smugglers

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:53 PM IST
The team seized 519 Indian softshell turtles, two Peacock softshell turtles and two Gangetic softshell turtles. The Peacock softshell turtle figures in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘threatened species’.
There were several children in the group that came to Bengal in the Purvanchal Express, posing as common travellers to evade suspicion. The train travels between Gorakhpur and Kolkata.(HT PHOTO.)
There were several children in the group that came to Bengal in the Purvanchal Express, posing as common travellers to evade suspicion. The train travels between Gorakhpur and Kolkata.(HT PHOTO.)

UP families travelling with kids caught smuggling endangered turtles to Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change and the West Bengal forest department personnel arrested 14 men and eight women, making it the biggest arrest in recent history.
WCCB officials said that Mukherjee was the main smuggler. He was trying to sell off the skin at Rs 50 lakh. The accused will be produced in court on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)
WCCB officials said that Mukherjee was the main smuggler. He was trying to sell off the skin at Rs 50 lakh. The accused will be produced in court on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)

Tiger skin seized in Kolkata, three held

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 01:28 AM IST
Acting on a tip-off, officials of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (eastern region) and state forest department’s Wildlife Crime Control Unit conducted a joint raid in a hotel on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in east Kolkata.
Five hundred and twenty four parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, were seized from Bengal’s East Burdwan district(Photo courtesy Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)
Five hundred and twenty four parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, were seized from Bengal’s East Burdwan district(Photo courtesy Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)

More than 500 parakeets seized in Bengal from Patna-Kolkata bus; two arrested

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:06 PM IST
Officers of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Saturday arrested two men and seized from their possession 524 parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, from Bengal’s East Burdwan district. The birds, protected under Indian Wildlife Protection Act and illegally sold as pets, were being carried in a bus plying on the Patna-Kolkata route.
The WCCB officers seized the animals in a joint operation with the West Bengal forest department upon a tip off by sources.(HT Photo)
The WCCB officers seized the animals in a joint operation with the West Bengal forest department upon a tip off by sources.(HT Photo)

Lion cub, 3 langurs caught while being smuggled into Bengal

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 11:39 AM IST
The WCCB officers seized the animals in a joint operation with the West Bengal forest department upon a tip off by sources.
The persons involved have given us a few leads and we are investigating the source,” said Jitendra Ramgaokar, deputy conservator of forest, Thane range.(HT Photo)
The persons involved have given us a few leads and we are investigating the source,” said Jitendra Ramgaokar, deputy conservator of forest, Thane range.(HT Photo)

100 kg peacock feathers bound for Dubai seized at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 06:03 AM IST
Maharashtra forest department confirmed this as the largest seizure of peacock feathers from smugglers in Mumbai.
Turtles smuggled from Andhra Pradesh in a truck were kept in large crates and hidden under fish.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)
Turtles smuggled from Andhra Pradesh in a truck were kept in large crates and hidden under fish.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)

1,700 endangered turtles seized in Bengal in back to back raids

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Fish truck from Andhra Pradesh used as cover. The turtles were concealed under fish.
As many as 102 one-horned rhinoceros have been poached and killed in the country since 2008.(AFP)
As many as 102 one-horned rhinoceros have been poached and killed in the country since 2008.(AFP)

102 one-horned rhinos killed since 2008, 209 poachers arrested: RTI reply

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 05:55 PM IST
The maximum killings of 84 one-horned rhinoceros have been reported from Assam, according to data provided by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Mongoose are widely found in India, in the countryside, on farm land and in forest areas.(HT Photo)
Mongoose are widely found in India, in the countryside, on farm land and in forest areas.(HT Photo)

Preying on mongoose: Every year, 50,000 animals are killed for making brushes

Bengaluru | By Sibi Arasu
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 09:33 AM IST
While poaching of elephants, one-horned rhinos and pangolins, as well as the death of tigers have traditionally elicited strong reactions, the killing of thousands of mongoose has largely gone unnoticed.
wildlife parts and species are being smuggled out of India via post offices.(HT File Photo (Representational Image))
wildlife parts and species are being smuggled out of India via post offices.(HT File Photo (Representational Image))

Now, wildlife smuggling via post office

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2018 09:18 AM IST
At least 50 – 60 cases are being detected almost every year... sometimes live animals are also being smuggled, said Tilotama varma, additional director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)
Authorities seized 8,000 kg of shark fins in the first week of September.(ANI/TWITTER)

Maha to collate data on smugglers, wild animals to curb illicit trade

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Agencies handling cases related to wildlife crimes have been directed to submit details to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
The protected star tortoises are sold in the market for up to Rs 4,000. A senior official associated with the seizure said the seizure on Thursday was the largest in recent times.(HT Photo)
The protected star tortoises are sold in the market for up to Rs 4,000. A senior official associated with the seizure said the seizure on Thursday was the largest in recent times.(HT Photo)

At railway station with kids, Mumbai woman arrested for smuggling 523 tortoises

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke and Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 04:46 PM IST
An official, who was part of the operation, said based on the interrogation, it was not clear so far whether the accused was a carrier or supplier.
HT had reported that 525 kg of agarwood was seized in the state in seven months
HT had reported that 525 kg of agarwood was seized in the state in seven months

Assam and Maharashtra state units on high alert to curb illegal trade of agrawood

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:34 AM IST
The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau informed the Centre and various state departments, after taking cognisance of HT’s August 2 report.
The WCCB is concerned with the low priority given to intelligence for which many states do not have a proper structure.(HT File Photo)
The WCCB is concerned with the low priority given to intelligence for which many states do not have a proper structure.(HT File Photo)

WCCB to train officers in intelligence gathering

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2018 09:56 PM IST
Keeping in mind the frail intelligence network in the state on wildlife-related crimes, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has decided to train forest officers as ‘master trainers’ on intelligence gathering and these officers will further train other staff in their respective states
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at a court for the verdict in a blackbuck poaching case, in Jodhpur on Thursday.(PTI)
Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at a court for the verdict in a blackbuck poaching case, in Jodhpur on Thursday.(PTI)

Salman Khan to feature in list of most notorious wildlife criminals in India after blackbuck case conviction

Dehradun, Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 02:12 PM IST
Salman Khan will be included in the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau list along with 35 others jailed for various crimes under the Wildlife Protection Act.
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