Forest Dept To Have DNA Test Done On Contraband At Wildlife Institute of India
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Ahmedabad: State forest department is leaving no stone unturned to track source of two pieces of elephant tusks weighing 2.2 kg worth Rs 2.20 lakh seized at Sardar Patel International Airport on Sunday.

Ahmedabad: Two Syrian nationals


Wild plant species also form an important component of livelihood strategies in Asia, with wild collection of medicinal and aromatic plants providing a critical source of income in many areas. This is particularly true in areas such as the high alpine regions of the Himalayas, where agricultural outputs are low and there are few other opportunities for income generation.


Oct. 18: Indian elephants are under threat once again. This time these endangered species are in trouble following a contentious decision by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).

KENDRAPARA: The Forest and Wildlife Department recently directed all the divisional forest officials of the coastal areas of the State to submit a detailed report on catching and selling of jellyfishes.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has an active pet trade market which, owing to the extreme weather conditions experienced in the country, is mainly limited to species that can be kept indoors, such as birds, reptiles and freshwater and marine aquarium species.

Banning almost all cross-border trade in ivory, as the United Nations did in 1989, doesn


New Delhi, July 18: Arguing that it has a right to kill its captive tigers and criticising those against tiger farming, China tried to stall India's effort in bringing in more efforts and strengthening global tiger conservation programmes, at the just concluded standing committee meeting of UN's Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

On the heels of India's intervention on Thursday suggesting restrictions on captive tiger farming in countries like China, a working group based on this suggestion was formed, which met at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on Friday.

"The working group consists of India, US, China, WWF, European Union and the CITES Secretariat,' said Dr Susan S Lieberman, Director, Species Programme WWF-International, and member of the Working Group, speaking from Geneva to The Indian Express.