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A summary of the findings from the interviews is published today in The People Beyond the Poaching: Interviews with convicted offenders in South Africa. Almost three-quarters of offenders had been imprisoned for rhino-related crimes, the remainder for abalone- and cycad-related offences.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Umashankar Patwa & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/09/2020.

The global Living Planet Index continues to decline. It shows an average 68% decrease in population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016. A 94% decline in the LPI for the tropical sub regions of the Americas is the largest fall observed in any part of the world.

As of mid-2020, no Critical Wildlife Habitats (CWHs) had been notified in the country.

India has the largest number of wild Asian Elephants, estimated at 29,964 according to 2017 census by Project Elephant, i.e. about 60% of the species’ global population.

Ahead of World Elephant Day, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat, TRAFFIC and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) publish the Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes, a comprehensive and accessible resource for identifying the most commonly found ivories and artificial substi

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In Re: News item published on 27.07.2020 in “Times of India” titled “Forest guard mowed down by ‘mining mafia’ in Sariska” dated 10/08/2020.

Proceedings in this matter have been initiated based on media report1 dated 27.07.2020 under the heading “Forest guard mowed down by ‘mining mafia’ in Sariska” to the effect that “a forest home guard was mowed down by a tractor belonging to suspected mining mafia inside Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) on Sunday after he attempted to stop them along with his colleague.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Khalid Ashraf Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/08/2020 regarding enforcement of NGT order of July 11, 2017 prohibiting use of thread made of nylon, synthetic material and/or coated with synthetic substance which is non-biodegradable for kite flying.

The endemic Philippine Pangolin Manis culionensis, known locally as balintong, occurs in the Palawan faunal region and has the most restricted range among the eight pangolin species, with a decreasing population trend.

Nearly three billion animals – mammals, reptiles, birds, and frogs – were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating 2019-20 bushfires. It’s almost three times an earlier estimate released in January. The breakdown is 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds, and 51 million frogs.

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