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In addition, 11 tigers and 13 lions died in railway and road accidents in the past three years

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/01/2019 regarding state of captive elephants in India.The Court directs all the Chief Wildlife Wardens of the States to ascertain the age of all the captive elephants.

An increase in rehabilitation cases in December 2018 and January 2019 observed by NGO VulPro is a sign that an environmental disaster is looming, says the organisation that works to safeguard Afric

Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent say tighter controls

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Poaching of animals, 07/01/2019. Details of animal poaching incidents in various parts of the country are not collated in the Ministry. However, cases as reported and made available to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau for the last year by the State Enforcement Agencies is enclosed as Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Death of wild animals in rail and road accidents, 07/01/2019. The number of death of wild animals in road and rail accidents in the country are not collated by the Ministry. However, as per information collected from the states the number of death of elephants, lion and tigers in road/rail accidents in the country as available with the Ministry during the last three years are given at Annexure I, Annexure II and Annexure III.

At least four nilgais have died in the Marchazar Zoo within a week apparently due to cold weather as the officials concerned did not construct huts to keep the animals warm at night.

Seven Chinese nationals appeared in a Zimbabwe court on Thursday after they were arrested last month with rhino horn pieces worth nearly a million dollars.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildllife Sanctuaries, 04/01/2019. Details of Wildlife Sanctuaries in the country is given in the Annexure-I. State-wise, Sanctuary-wise details of funds sought, sanctioned and utilised during the last three years and the current year under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of ‘Development of Wildlife Habitats’ is given in the Annexure –II.

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