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Bear Gall Bladders, Leopard Skin Seized

 

New Delhi
27 June 2012
 
In two separate cases, two bear gallbladders and a leopard skin were seized with Wildlife Protection Society of India’s assistance over the last two days.
 
Two Asiatic black bear gallbladders were seized yesterday by the Special Operations Group of the Uttarakhand Forest Department in Jaurasi Range of Almora Forest Division, Uttarakhand. Two people, including a Nepali national, were arrested in this case. The Asiatic black bear is listed in Part II of Schedule II of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 and is categorized as vulnerable by the IUCN.
 
One leopard skin was seized today in a joint operation of the Uttarakhand Police and Forest Departments from Garur in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. One person was arrested in this case, and a motorcycle used by him was also seized. This is the 14th leopard skin seized so far in Uttarakhand this year. 

 

 

 

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