Art dealer pleads guilty to trading endangered black rhino horns

A man accused of buying and selling horns of the endangered black rhinoceros pleaded guilty to wildlife trafficking, the Department of Justice announced. Fengyi Zhou, of Syosset, New York, a dealer in Asian art, admitted to purchasing as many as five rhinoceros horns, and sold them for $130,000, a Justice Department statement said last Tuesday. … Continue reading Art dealer pleads guilty to trading endangered black rhino horns

Eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat Region

The Times of India reported last Monday that the eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat region. A Special Task Force of the state’s forest department has swung into action. Forest intelligence officials suspect these kills have something to do with superstition, like raining wealth. The tiger carcass was found at around 4 … Continue reading Eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat Region

Special tiger protection force deployed to prevent poaching

DNA India reported last week, over a decade after a special task force recommended stringent measures for the protection of tigers; the Centre is examining the effectiveness of the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) deployed to prevent poaching. Debabrata Swain, Inspector General (IG), National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Nagpur, said that the two-member groups consisting … Continue reading Special tiger protection force deployed to prevent poaching