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Some male tigers might be sterilised or relocated.

Some male tigers might be sterilised or relocated.

Even as the state forest department’s proposal for conservation translocation of 50 tigers from Chandrapur district has stirred up a debate among greens, another idea to sterilize 20 male tigers to control their growing numbers has been floated. More on this interesting article can be seen by following the link below .https://bit.ly/2X7U5he   ...

Tigers at risk over vast roadwork planned across Asia

Tigers at risk over vast roadwork planned across Asia

Tiger habitats are under threat from nearly 24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) of new roads to be built by 2050.  The explosion of new roads is driven in part by global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Road construction contributes to three major threats to tigers: degradation of habitat, prey depletion, and poaching.  More on this worrying trend on destroying tiger habitat by following the link below. https ...

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Babesiosis outbreak in Gujarat’s Gir causes death of 23 Asiatic lions.  All the big cats, who died, were from one small part of the park and may have got infected by consuming an animal, an official said.  An outbreak of Babesiosis caused by a protozoan parasite has reportedly caused the death of several lions in India’s only wild abode for Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir National Park, in the last three months, officials said on Thursday. See the link below to ...

Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans

Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans

The Sundarban Tiger Reserve in West Bengal has witnessed the highest increase of Royal Bengal Tigers since 2016. The West Bengal Forest Department released the 2019-2020 census of Royal Bengal Tigers of Sunderbans and according to it, eight tigers have increased compared to 2019. The number of tigers increased to 96 in 2020 compared to 88 tigers in 2019.  The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove delta and only mangrove tiger habitat in the world. The landscape comprises two divisions--1) Su ...

Efforts to save wild tigers must be redoubled

Efforts to save wild tigers must be redoubled

A hard hiting thesis by tiger expert John Goodrich on more efforts that need to be made to help save and increase wild tiger numbers in Asia.  See the link below to read John Goddrich's most interesting and well thought out theory on moving tiger conservation forward. https://bit.ly/3bLdd9E ...

The increased threat to tigers and other wildlife due to lockdown

The increased threat to tigers and other wildlife due to lockdown

An extract of an article written by world renowned tiger authority Dr.K.Ullas Karanth on the increased danger to tigers and other wildlife due to the present lockdown.  "However, I do believe from the perspective of wild tiger conservation in India, that the issue is being blown out of proportion in the media although this may be out of genuine concern. Although I am not a specialist in viral transmission, it is well known that coronaviruses do affect other mammal species and transmi ...

Increased threat of tiger poaching due to lockdown

Increased threat of tiger poaching due to lockdown

An extract of an article written by world renowned tiger authority Dr.K.Ullas Karanth on the increased danger to tigers and other wildlife due to the present lockdown.  "However, I do believe from the perspective of wild tiger conservation in India, that the issue is being blown out of proportion in the media although this may be out of genuine concern. Although I am not a specialist in viral transmission, it is well known that coronaviruses do affect other mammal species and transmi ...

Concern for tigers from canine distemper

Concern for tigers from canine distemper

WWF-Malaysia Tiger Landscape Lead Dr Mark Rayan Darmaraj told the  that in the case of an outbreak, dogs living in close proximity to the forest fringes, particularly in villages, plantations and logging camps, could be tested for the presence of CDV antibodies and vaccinated if the tests came back positive.  ...

Philbhit tigers living in sugar cane fields may be relocated

Philbhit tigers living in sugar cane fields may be relocated

The Uttar Pradesh forest department has given in-principle approval to a plan to relocate 10 tigers that have made the sugarcane fields outside the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve their home. The effort is to minimise the danger of human-animal conflict in an area where human casualties are among the highest in the vicinity of a wildlife sanctuary in India.  The tiger population inside the horseshoe-shaped reserve is at the saturation level, prompting 10 of the big cats to make their home in the s ...

India can never turn its back on tigers

India can never turn its back on tigers

Over half the worlds wild tiger population remain in India but require constant monitoring and protection says wildlife biologist George Schaller.  biologist, conservationist and author, has spent a lifetime studying some of the world’s most elusive species: mountain gorillas in central Africa, snow leopards in the Himalayas, giant pandas in China, and jaguars in South America. He is senior conservationist at the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).  There has be ...

Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary being notified at a Tiger Reserve

Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary being notified at a Tiger Reserve

The current area of this prposed new tiger reserve is approximately 149sqkm and with about a further 40sqkm of adjoining forest without any villages being scheduled to be added where already an existing tiger population resides. There are 10-12 resident tigers at large in the sanctuary.   NTCA guidlines maintain that viable tiger populations and life support ecological systems in natural wilderness areas require a minimum inviolate space of 800-1,000 sqkm to support a viable population ...

Ranthambhore's well known tiger passes away.

Ranthambhore's well known tiger passes away.

A famous male tiger named Zalim T25 was found dead in Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan. He was the same tiger who reared two small orphan cubs.  Hindustan TimesZalim will continue to be remembered for a rather heartwarming and rare act that he did - that of rearing orphan twin cubs of T-5 tigress who died in 2011. The two female cubs - around three-months-old at that time - named Bina -1 and Bina-2 were 'adopted by Zalim who kept all other animals away from them. Without ...

Sundarban and the dangers to its existence

Sundarban and the dangers to its existence

Considering the above fact, it may be pointed out that tigers are getting a double whammy — greater human encroachment on the one hand and a worsening climate and associated sea-level rises on the other. At present, management of tigers is a response to global conservation crisis. Range contraction, population decline, habitat fragmentation, prey loss, and poaching cause and aggravate this crisis.  More on this well written article can be seen by following the link below.