One horned Rhino

I am an Indian Rhinoceros; do you know me?

You might have spotted me lurking around in forests, often alone, with a horn on my nose and because of my size, I’m hard to miss. Yes, you guessed it right, I am an Indian rhinoceros. Most people call me a rhinoceros but there are others who fondly refer to me as a rhino. Then…

Wood_Timber Mart

New CITES trade rules for Dalbergia Species

The inclusion of the genus Dalbergia in CITES Appendix II has been proposed in the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. The proposed inclusion has been done to ensure that the legal trade does not become a direct cause of the extinction of these…

Ivory- Craft made up of elephant tooth

China destroyed six tonnes of smuggled ivory to protect declining elephant population

China destroyed more than six tonnes of smuggled elephant’s ivory in Guangdong province on 6 January 2014. The move signalled that China is willing to play a greater role in protecting dwindling elephant populations. It marked the third significant ivory crush globally over the past six months. In June 2013, the Philippine government crushed more…