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The Indian government has introduced a new set of rules known as the Wildlife Disposal of Wild Animal Article Rules, 2023. These Rules were notified on 12th July, 2023 and come into effect from that date.

Environmental crime is on the rise and is of growing concern to policy makers, to legitimate businesses, and more broadly to the general public.

Wildlife crime is devastating for endangered European species and a growing risk to our societies’ economic development and security, but most cases still go unpunished or undetected.

This joint paper by the Taskforce on Nature Markets and TRAFFIC asserts the crucial role of the business and finance sectors in facilitating strong nature markets and purging illegal and unsustainable trade in their commerce.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhera Lal Goyal & Others Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 19/05/2022.

The applicants have requested that directions be issued to ensure that no constructions are carried out in khasra no. 4603, village Sadri, tehsil Desuri, district Pali, Rajasthan situated within Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary (KWLS) - having area of 610.528 sq.km carved out of Udaipur, Rajsamand and Pali districts in the state of Rajasthan.

This new TRAFFIC and WWF ‘Wildlife Money Trails’ report aims to help law enforcement authorities and financial institutions uncover financial crimes related to wildlife and timber trafficking in the EU. The report features 16 case studies amounting to 18 million euros of illicit profits.

Reply by the Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala in Original Application 184/22 filed by M N Jayachandran before the National Green Tribunal.

M N Jayachandran in his petition before the NGT had alleged that Biji P Mathew was running tourism activities in the encroached area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and elephant rides in Idukki District using more than l0 elephants, which is banned by District Collector.

Prime Minister released the latest tiger numbers at a mega event organised in Mysuru to mark the completion of 50 years of ‘Project Tiger’. According to the data, the tiger population in the country increased from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,167 in 2022.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala is the best-maintained of all tiger reserves in the country, according to the 5th cycle of Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) carried out by the Centre and released alongside the Tiger Census.

According to the latest tiger census data by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, India's tiger population has increased by 200 in the past four years to reach 3,167 in 2022. The tiger population has shown a steady increase from 1,411 in 2006 to 1,706 in 2010, 2,226 in 2014, 2,967 in 2018, and 3,167 in 2022.

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