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Tiger family under severe threat posed by illegal sand mining.

The Katlabodi tigress and her three sub-adult cubs seem to be under severe threat from brick kilns on the edge of reserve forest areas in Kalmeshwar range, 35km from Nagpur.

The Katlabodi tigress was rescued by forest officials from a well in Bandhara, 40km from Nagpur, on February 7, 2011 and was released back in the wild in eight days after treatment. The tigress delivered three cubs in 2012 and these sub-adults cubs have become residents of Kalmeshwar range. See link below to read the story in the Economic Times.





Two tigers get asylum in the UK

Two tigers sentenced to an early death in Belgium have arrived at a UK zoo and wildlife park. the two tigers had been kept at a German circus and so badly treated that last year Belgium authorities seized the tigers while the circus was on tour and sentenced the tigers to euthanasia. See link below to read the story in the Wildlife News.

Arrested gang in China believed to have slaughtered many tigers

Arrested gang believed to have slaughtered 'more than 10' wild tigers

As many as 20 big cats were brought live to southern Guangdong city to be slaughtered and eaten for the entertainment of businessmen and officials. See link below to read the report in the South Morning China Post.

I will never understand how members of the human race can incarcerate a tiger in a small cage then electrocute it and enjoy the spectacle. These really must be 'low life' individuals to gain pleasure out of watching and enjoying an animal being tormented in such a way and then enjoy eating parts of it.  I just hope and pray that the full weight of the law is enforced upon these wretched individuals.


How India is building Asia's largest secure forest network

A landmark effort by the Indian state of Karnataka to connect isolated protected forests could lead to the building of Asia's largest unbroken forest, writes Jay Mazoomdaar.

It's been all about connecting the green dots.

Since 2012, the southern state of Karnataka has declared nearly 2,600 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of forests as protected areas, linking a series of national parks, tiger reserves and sanctuaries.

Protected areas cover nearly 5% of India's land mass and come under strict legal protection that makes conversion of land for non-forestry purposes difficult. Tiger reserves and national parks do not allow human settlements.  see link below to read the story on the BBC News.

Angry villagers surround tiger cubs after farmer is attacked.

 Amid concerted efforts to shift the tigers of Pilibhit's Mala forest range away from human habitats, a fresh case of man-tiger conflict was reported from an adjoining village on Wednesday, leading to angry villagers surrounding the sugarcane fields where a tigress and her cubs were suspected to be hiding. 

Rajendra Prasad, a 27-year-old farmer, was mauled by a tiger on Wednesday when he was working on his field in Basantapur village. Although Prasad survived with injuries, anxious villagers surrounded the field in a bid to put an end to the frequent attacks. They were stopped from harming the endangered animals by local forest officials.  See link below to read the report in The Times of India.

Seven arrested in Sangli with suspected tiger skins

KOLHAPUR: The Sangli police have seized two suspected tiger skins in the last four days from 7 persons, who are allegedly part of a racket dealing in tiger skin. The second skin was recovered last night, the police said.

The incident has shocked forest officers, while nature lovers have called for better security in the Sahyadri tiger reserve.

Experts said the skins have to be verified using DNA sampling to prove if they are genuine. There have been cases of fake tiger skins in western Maharashtra. See link below for report in The Times of India.

Notorious poacher Sansar Chand is dead

Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died today. See link below to read the story in the Business Standard.

Good news for Animals in Nepal

On World Wildlife Day, March 3, Nepal celebrated 365 days with zero poaching. No rhinos, tigers, or elephants were killed. Please see link below to read the report in Natinal Geographic.

How Panna got its stripes back

She puts one paw on the edge of the cage, then takes it back in. She pauses and peeps out, looking to her right and to her left, growling as she tries to gauge her surroundings. She’s hedging; you would be too if you’d spent the last 18 hours in an iron enclosure, being shipped 368 kilometres overnight from your old home in Pench to Panna, a place you’d never seen. 

Ultimately, she proves she’s no coward. T6, the newest tiger in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve, walks out slowly and majestically makes her way into the jungle. Her every step forward is a step ahead for the Reserve’s tiger relocation programme, a project that has found great (and rare) success in increasing the big cat’s population in the Reserve.  See link below to read the story in the Hindustan Times.


Kanha Tiger Reserve looses young tiger in fatal experimentation

Faulty experimentation resulted in the death of a young stripped feline in the Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh on March 11.  See link below to read the report in indiLeak.