The animal might cause problems elsewhere or die in the wild

Translocating leopards that stray into human habitations cannot permanently solve the human-leopard conflicts, pointed out wildlife researchers.
Referring to the recent incidents of sighting of leopards at Vazhachal forest division, researchers said the translocation could turn the animals more problematic and eventually it might cause problems elsewhere or die in the wild.

Will Gir lions shifted to Kuno-Palpur sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh come into conflict with tigers that may have strayed from Ranthambore reserve in Rajasthan? For the first time, an NGO, Wildlife Conservation Trust- Rajkot, has joined as a party to the petition filed by the Rajasthan government claiming that there is a possibility of conflict between the two big cats because a natural movement corridor exists between Kuno and Ranthambore.

The Assam Environmental NGO Forum, a conglomeration of 30 NGOs, has opposed the state government’s move to dehorn the rhinos in a bid to save them from poachers.

The Assam government has set up a committee to ascertain the feasibility of the trimming horns of translocated and stray rhinoceros in the state.

The committee has invited opinion from environmentalists and activists on the pros and cons of trimming of horns as an experimental measure to help save translocated rhinos in Assam and for the rhino population that has strayed out of sanctuaries, including Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary and Manas National Park.

The Assam government has sought opinion from the people on trimming rhino horns to save them from poachers.

This year, poachers have killed 11 rhinos in the state and chopped off their horns. Two rhinos have been killed at Kaziranga National Park since Wednesday.
"We are seeking the opinion of people. I want to make it clear we are not talking of dehorning but trimming of horns, similar to trimming of hair,'' said forest minister Rockybul Hussain.

BHOPAL: State government has shot off another reminder, the second in two months, to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to take urgent measures to shift lions from Gujarat to Kuno wildl

The Assam government's move to explore trimming of horns to save rhinos from poaching was opposed by an environmental activist body which said it will affect biological growth of the animal and the

After some dilly-dallying on the matter, the Gujarat government finally filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court against the planned translocation of some lions from Gir to Kuno Palpur wildli

GUWAHATI, February 19: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday clearly said that land pattas will not be given to those families who are residing in forest and wetland areas of the city.

The lion expert committee formed by the Supreme Court is likely to send a team to Kuno-Palpur in Madhya Pradesh to assess the sanctuary's preparedness for receiving lions from Gir, before taking a