Palm Civets Rescued, Trade Busted in Mysore

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Wildlife poachers and traders in India are not just going after large, charismatic mammals like tigers and rhinos, but also after smaller and less protected species like pangolins and civets. This disturbing trend is having a devastating effect on the country's lesser-known species.

 

The Forest Mobile Squad (FMS), Mysore, busted a pet trade involving Common Palm Civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) following a raid on a house outside the city. The accused, who has been handed over to the police, was rearing the civets at his residence. He confessed that he hunted the civets in Madahalli reserve forest between Mysore and HD Kote.

See media report about this bust.

Wildlife poachers and traders in India are not just going after large, charismatic mammals like tigers and rhinos, but also after smaller and less protected species like pangolins and civets. This disturbing trend is having a devastating effect on the country’s lesser-known species.



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