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Rae Bareli, Indira Gandhi, Wildlife Protection Act, Snake charmer

A Real Indira Gandhi Moment: Priyanka Gandhi snakes her way through Rae Bareli electorate

She clearly shares a love for wildlife with her late grandmother. But Priyanka Gandhi must do more to take forward Mrs Indira Gandhi's legacy on this.


 |  3-minute read
Customs, Wildlife Protection Act, Animal trafficking, Wildlife crime

Bid to smuggle leopard cub foiled by officials at Chennai Airport

The leopard cub was being smuggled in a plastic picnic hamper basket and was not sedated. It was making trilling sounds and was in a state of shock.


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Wildlife Protection Act, Wildlife crime, Poaching, Wildlife conservation

Today, it's crimes against wildlife. Tomorrow, it will be crimes against you

Despite the high rate of accusations and arrests, the rate of actual conviction in wildlife crimes is abysmal — and alarming. It is emboldening poachers who are concerned only with their own profit, and not with our collective loss.


 |  4-minute read
Rhino horn, Tiger poaching, Poaching, Wildlife Protection Act

Tiger tiger - not burning too bright

Another achievement — since 2008, we have poached nearly one-fifth of our tigers. When it comes to destroying endangered wildlife, India leads the way.


 |  5-minute read
Tiger poaching, Leopard deaths, Anupam tripathi, Wildlife Protection Act

The Supreme Court asks Centre to start Project Leopard. After our tiger tales, we can only hold our breath

With poachers being exonerated, man-wildlife conflict rising and the habitat degrading, are we turning deaf to the rapidly muting roars of the big cats?


 |  9-minute read
Wildlife Protection Act, Butterflies

Why India is 70 years behind in understanding its butterflies

What, one would like to know, were the criteria used to decide which species needed protection?


 |  6-minute read
Wildlife, Indira Gandhi, Wildlife Protection Act, Hunting ban

Did a ban on hunting help India's wildlife and forests thrive, or ruin them?

It is high time provisions of Wildlife Protection Act are reviewed to extend genuine preservation to wildlife other than tigers.


 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Freedom, Wildlife Protection Act, Sariska, Leopards

Who to blame for man-eating leopard on the prowl in Sariska

Neither are all leopards evil, nor should an animal be handled forcibly by people and then be expected to behave normally when freed.


 |  8-minute read
Animal welfare, Wildlife Protection Act

Animals are not vermin, culling the wild is no answer

For a country proud of its ahimsak traditions, it is hypocritical to support the act without addressing the root of the problem.


 |  Growing Pangs  |  4-minute read
Caged Bird, Wildlife Protection Act, Parakeets, PETA

Freedom is a bird taking to the skies

In recognising for our birds the fundamental right to 'live with dignity', the Delhi High Court has done a commendable job.