Wildlife Protection Act
Opinion  /  Published 10.05.21

Sea of trouble

I do not know who was more shocked, the hermit crab or me, when I picked up an auger shell (for the uninitiated, these are conical and spiral in shape) on the beach only to have a disgruntled set of c...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Calcutta  /  Published 26.03.21

Parakeets rescued at Narkeldanga

More than 150 indigenous parakeets were rescued from a house near the Narkeldanga intersection by officials of the forest department and the wildlife unit of Calcutta police’s detective departme...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.02.21

250 birds in cages rescued from bus

More than 250 Alexandrine parakeets were seized from a bus near the Babughat bus stand on Sunday morning. Forest department officials said the bus had started from Ranchi and the birds were to be del...
By Snehal Sengupta in Babughat

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.21

Cops seize over 3,000 turtles in trucks

Police seized 3,396 Indian softshell turtles, apparently meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh, from two mini-trucks at two spots under the Barrackpore police commissionerate on Wednesday. Titagarh poli...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Barrackpore

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Violated core: Trampling over tourist zones

The vacation urge is riding the wave in this season of Yuletide, with hopes pinned on a vaccine to expedite the exit of a pandemic-riddled year. Home-shackled residents are booking touristy destinatio...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee


Opinion  /  Published 26.11.20

Conservation should take wings

Small, tired birds are arriving from colder countries to India’s coastlines and shores. The onset of autumn and winter in India is synonymous with local wetlands, rivers and sea-fronts filling u...
By Neha Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

Grave danger: Covid spread during festivities

Sir — The article, “Testing times” (Oct 15), by Swapan Dasgupta has rightly highlighted the pitfalls of ignoring Covid-19-appropriate behaviour during festive times. Durga Puja is no...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 19.10.20

Two ‘tusks’ seized, seven held

A pair of purported elephant tusks were seized and seven persons were arrested from a house in Jyangra, near Baguiati, on Sunday. Officers of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, accompanied by a team ...
By A Staff Reporter in Baguiati

Calcutta  /  Published 13.07.20

Cobras killed, hunt on for suspect

A bunch of cobras was allegedly beaten to death at a village in Nadia on Thursday. The owner of the house where the snakes were allegedly killed was picked up by the forest department but released la...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 24.05.20

Parrots, mynahs rescued

Pawsome, a Tripura-based animal rights NGO rescued 12 baby parrots and three Indian hill mynahs from a person who was illegally trying to sell the birds in a local pet shop late on Saturday evening he...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala


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