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Illegal Trade of Red Sand Boa in India – 2016- 2021

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Illegal Trade of Red Sand Boa in India – 2016- 2021
(August 31, 2023) The report, compiled by the Counter Wildlife Trafficking team at Wildlife Conservation Society-India, attempts to document and understand the illegal trade in red sand boas (Eryx johnii) in India using information collected from media articles on seizures. The report uses 172 red sand boa seizure incidents between 2016- 2021, which were reported in online media articles, to map and understand the trade. The report also has a partial ‘Crime Script’ that examines the different stages o...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 31 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 31 (2023)
(August 25, 2023) Conservationists fear elevated corridor over Bannerghatta National Park will harm wildlife | The Hindu The State Wildlife Board's approval of an elevated corridor through Bannerghatta National Park has raised concerns among conservationists due to its potential disruption of elephant habitat and exacerbation of conflicts. The corridor's construction over several years is anticipated to disturb the landscape and escalate existing conflicts, prompting calls for informed mitigation measu...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 30 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 30 (2023)
(August 18, 2023) As Sundarbans Nears Tiger Carrying Capacity, Indian Authorities Want Cooperation With Bangladesh | The Wire A report by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Institute of India estimates that the population density of tigers in the Sundarbans has reached 4.27 per 100 sq km – against the estimated carrying capacity of 4.68. Tigers may have to move into parts of the Sundarbans that fall under Bangladesh and require a cooperation between the two countries for succ...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 29 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 29 (2023)
(August 07, 2023) The silent trade of elusive small cats in Mizoram | Mongabay A study focusing on illegal trade in rare small cat species along the Indo-Myanmar border found that as regulations on trading body parts of big cats like tigers and leopards have tightened, smaller felid species like clouded leopards, Asiatic golden cats, and marbled cats have been increasingly targeted. Efforts to combat this include raising awareness among communities and promoting alternative livelihoods to reduce hunt...

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