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Multiple wildlife seizures across the country


4 March 2008
 
On 1 March 2008 two consecutive wildlife raids were conducted in the state of Uttarakhand in which one Leopard skin was seized in Haridwar that further led to seizure of another Leopard skin and a full Leopard skeleton in Rudraprayag. Six individuals have been arrested. The raids were carried out as a joint operation of the Anti-Poaching cell of the Uttarakhand Forest Department, the DFO Haridwar, and WPSI (Wildlife Protection Society of India).
 
The resulting interrogation revealed information about the existence of illegal wildlife products in Kalagarh, Corbett Tiger Reserve. Acting on this information the same team raided a house in Kalagarh Dam Colony on 2 March 2008 during which three Tiger teeth, three Tiger claws, and some pieces of Tiger bone were seized. The seizure also included one antler of a Sambar and one of a Chital. One woman has been arrested.
 
Acting on information provided by WPSI a case of Wild boar poaching was detected in Chandrapur Division, Maharashtra on 26 February 2008. One person has been arrested.
Acting on another WPSI tip off, one person was arrested in the possession of two Barn Owls in Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh on 29 February 2008.
 
In a raid in Madhya Pradesh on 28 February 2008, Balaghat Police seized one Leopard skin, two Sambar skins, two Chital skins, and 60 Kilograms of antlers. Three persons have been arrested.
 
One Leopard skin was seized and three individuals were arrested in a raid conducted by the Police in Chandrapur town in Maharashtra on 27 February 2008.
 
Last week, members of the Kerala Forest intelligence conducted a raid in which two litres of snake venom was recovered, believed to be that of the King Cobra and the Common Cobra. The seizure took place in close proximity to the Cochin International Airport, and it is suspected that the consignment was to be smuggled out of the country from there.







 

 

 

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