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India: Nine suspected rhino poachers caught, inc a police inspector
Continuing with its crackdown on rhino poachers, Gohpur police under Biswanath police district achieved a major success today (May 1) when they managed to apprehend as many as nine rhino poachers, including an Arunachal Police inspector, at Gohpur and Bandardewa.
Acting on a tip-off, police detained a few persons along with a Maruti vehicle in Gohpur town in the wee hours today. Later, the police managed to arrest some more persons at Bandardewa on the basis of information provided by those held at Gohpur.
The arrested persons have been identified as Abdul Rashid, Abdul Kalam, Hanif Ali and Babul Hussein from Jamugurihat, Dilip Buragohain from Dhemaji, Gautam Dutta from Jadavpur, Kolkata and Kamto Tao, Charu Kora and Charu Topio from Arunachal Pradesh. Interestingly, Gautam Dutta is an inspector working with Arunachal Police (SB).
The police also recovered a rhino horn, a Scorpio vehicle, a Maruti car and a bike from their possession. Further investigation is on.
Image: Kaziranga rhinoceros, by Diganta Talukdar ... See MoreSee Less
13 hours ago ·
PETITION: Stop Sainsbury's from destroying the entire Antarctic marine ecosystem
Sainsbury's is supporting the plunder of the Antarctic and one of the last unspoiled oceans on the planet.
One of our largest supermarkets is selling Antarctic krill oil as a health supplement. Krill are vacuumed in vast quantities from the Antarctic Ocean and pumped into pills. By doing this, Sainsbury's is putting the entire Antarctic ecosystem at risk, but we can stop it.
Krill may be tiny crustaceans (they look a lot like miniature shrimp), but they are at the bottom of the food chain, and the source of food for hundreds of marine creatures in the Antarctic. A new SumOfUs report shows that krill numbers are crashing, and this is endangering the survival of hundreds of marine creatures like whales, penguins, and seals.
Krill-fishing companies will only stop is if there's no market for Antarctic wildlife on our shelves. That's why we're targeting Sainsbury's -- if we can get this major retailer to refuse to sell krill-killing supplements, we can stop fishing companies from destroying the Antarctic.
Sign the petition at action.sumofus.org/a/sainsburys-krill/?sub=homepage
#fishing #krill #Antarctic
Image: Krill swarm, by NOAA ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·
Flashback to EIA's 2013 palm oil campaign film, featuring orangutan rescues in the Bumitama plantation in Indonesia, bankrolled by leading High Street bank HSBC ...
Learn more about EIA's work on palm oil issues at eia-international.org/?s=Palm%20oil&category_name=news
#palmoil #orangutans #Indonesia ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·