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India’s elephants are an indispensable part of our nation’s heritage, and their protection is enshrined in our laws and culture. Thus far, India has proven to be a world leader in the conservation of elephants, remaining home to some 60% of the planet’s wild Asian elephants.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Wildlife Society of Orissa Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 16/08/2021.

The matter related to the presence of barbed wire fencing  in the various forest areas of the reserve forests - Dhama Range of Sambalpur, Anantarpur Reserve Forest, Kandhara Reserve Forest etc. which is hindering free movement of elephants resulting in death of some animals due to accidents.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, released the population estimation protocol to be adopted in the exercise to be taken up for the All India elephant and tiger population estimation in 2022.

TRAFFIC is working in partnership with IUCN through the USAID Wildlife TRAPS Project to explore how social and behavioural change could play a part in motivating people towards choosing safer and more sustainable patterns of wildlife trade and product consumption.

The Environment Minister released the report ‘Status of Leopards, Co-predators and Megaherbivores-2018’ stating that the report is a testimony to the fact that conservation of tigers leads to the conservation of entire ecosystem.

Weaknesses and loopholes in maritime supply chains are often exploited by traffickers to smuggle illegal wildlife and timber products to feed growing demand, predominantly in Asian markets. Together, TRAFFIC and WWF are supporting the shipping sector to detect illegalities passing through global waters.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Hindu, dated 29.05.2021 titled “Night, early morning trains cause most elephant deaths” dated 08/07/2021.

The NGT directed the Central Monitoring Committee constituted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) dealing with the project ‘Elephant’ to look into the issue raised in the media report in coordination with the railway authorities, the Wildlife Institute of India and the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

This joint report between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WWF titled 'A future for all - the need for human-wildlife coexistence', reveals that globally, conflict-related killing affects more than 75% of the world’s wild cat species, as well as many other terrestrial and marine carnivore species such as polar bears and Medite

Kenya has hailed its efforts to crack down on poaching as it released the results of the country's first-ever national wildlife census, calling the survey a vital weapon in its conservation battle.

As Hong Kong moves towards the final step of a landmark ivory ban, TRAFFIC has released a report that acknowledges progress, but urges tighter regulation on privately owned ivory stocks, antique ivory and licensing to prevent these products from entering illicit markets.

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