wildlife crime control bureau]
By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 01:47 AM IST
Aditya Madanpotra, deputy conservator of forests (north division), said, acting on a tip-off, the team -- projecting themselves as prospective buyers -- met the man at Kashmere Gate ISBT around 7am on Friday and caught him with a bag of leopard claws and teeth.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:55 PM IST
The raid that led to the seizure and the arrests was conducted on the basis of an intelligence report received by WCCB
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The unique species was identified earlier this week near a remote waterfall by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau member Rohan Bhate and wildlife researcher Hemant Kenjale during a study tour to explore the reserve’s biodiversity
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Union environment minister Prakash Javedkar had announced another probe by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, which has also begun its investigation.
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’.
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.
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.
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:53 PM IST
In January 2019, more than 1,700 Indian flapshell turtles were seized in back to back raids in Bengal while being smuggled from Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
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.
New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 04:06 AM IST
According to officials in Delhi government’s forest department, there has been no trace of the 59-year-old elephant so far and a letter was sent out last month to chief wildlife wardens of all states, alerting them to be on a lookout for the elephant.
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 03:22 AM IST
The police said the team seized eight pieces of hatha jodi and two pieces of Trochus niloticus from the office of Ahlawat. Additionally, 120 pieces of Trochus niloticus were recovered from Bhardwaj’s shop.
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.
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.
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.
Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 08:54 AM IST
A total of 23 leopards died in road accidents in the state — the highest in the country.
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.
Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 12:41 PM IST
A man was arrested in Meerut on Thursday for allegedly being in possession of 12 star tortoises and five red-eared sliders. They were being smuggled from Chennai.
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
Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 06:03 PM IST
The turtles have been sent to the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Salt Lake.
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
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 04:45 PM IST
Salman Khan was sentenced to five years in prison on April 5 by a Jodhpur court for killing two blackbucks, an endangered antelope, in 1998.
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.