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The 4 year Indian tiger count begins this year

The 4 year Indian tiger count begins this year

The national tiger count, which takes place once after every four years to estimate the total number of tigers in India, began this year with a two-day training program attended by wildlife experts and conservationists who will be embarking on the three-month survey.  With the highest number of tigers as recorded in the last census in 2018, the state of Madhya Pradesh is set to embark on a three-month-long survey to count all the tigers in India. Along with this, emphasis is being la ...

Proposal for new tiger wildlife sanctuary in MP.

Proposal for new tiger wildlife sanctuary in MP.

Approximately 258 sq km of forest in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh will become the Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Wildlife Sanctuary, if all goes to plan. However, there are 88 villages within a five kms circumference of the proposed sanctuary.  The tiger real-estate of Madhya Pradesh is all set to expand with the brand new Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Wildlife Sanctuary in Bundelkhand region in Sagar district. The sanctuary project was recently sanctioned by the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauh ...

The monsoon patrol at Panna

The monsoon patrol at Panna

Forest guards of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh wade through slush, swollen streams and dense thickets, as they patrol over 542 sq kms of the reserve’s core area and another 1,021 sq kms of its buffer zone, and never too far away from belligerent wild bears and venomous snakes.  Looking after the security of the animals, especially the tigers in this season is a big challenge. More so because this is when the jungle mafia and poachers take advantage of the difficulties an ...

Tigers seen high up in the Himalaya

Tigers seen high up in the Himalaya

A new paper has reportedfresh sightings >of wild tigers in higher elevations in Nepal, showing that conservation efforts need to be stepped up outside their traditional habitat inside national parks.  There have been multiple sightings of at least two tigers in the mountains of Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, and Palpa, three districts in central Nepal that have never before seen the presence of the endangered big cats. Individual tigers can be identified by signature stripes on their bodi ...

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response to save wild tigers.

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response to save wild tigers.

TThe petition, filed by advocate Anupam Tripathi, said tigers were being killed either by poisoning by locals or the authorities, shooting by forest guards or by poaching. “The poisoning of tigers with pesticide by vengeful villagers is threatening the survival of big cats. Farmers who lose their cows and buffaloes to the big cats are lacing pesticides on the carcasses of their cattle to kill the predators,” it said.  See link below to read more on this report. <b rgb(0, ...

Manas sees and amazing rise in Tiger numbers

Manas sees and amazing rise in Tiger numbers

From zero tigers to 48 big cats in 20 years.  Ravaged by insurgents and rampant poaching for nearly two decades, Assam’s Manas National Park had no tigers twenty years ago. But it now boasts 48 members of the endangered species.   ...

Tiger numbers increased at Amrabad Tiger Reserve

Tiger numbers increased at Amrabad Tiger Reserve

The Amrabad Tiger Reserve is now home to highest population of Tigers in Telangana with about 14 of them captured by cameras, according to Annual Census Report, released today by R.Sobha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.  In all, 43 wild animal species were recorded.  Phase IV monitoring of the Tigers in every Tiger Reserve in India is underway. Last time during 2019 Phase -IV census, 12 identified Tigers were captured in cameras. During the 2020-21 year, Phase IV monitoring h ...

Male tiger takes over the role of tigress.

Male tiger takes over the role of tigress.

Male tiger raises four cubs alone after death of mother tigress. Wildlife experts said that such kind of behavior among tigers is quite rare.“Next two to three months are very crucial for gaining skills for surviving the wild. The average weight of the cubs is around 50kg, which ideally should increase to 80-90kg by the time they turn one. Currently, all four cubs are healthy and making good progress in the wild. They don’t seem to be stressed, instead, they are playful and qu ...

Rajastthan to get its fourth tiger reserve

Rajastthan to get its fourth tiger reserve

JAIPUR: Rajasthan is poised its reserve after Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary a nod from National Tiger Conservation (NTCA)'s committee. tigers were believed to the the chief budget to forest into the was The area of sq. km has been as reserve area comprising blocks of Bhilwara, Bundi and lndargarh, which falls under buffer zone Ranthambore Tiger Reserve The in the ...

Tigers to be tested for Covid19

Tigers to be tested for Covid19

Pench Tiger Reserve field director VS Parihar said, “For the past 20 days, six forest department officials on two elephants are trying to locate tigers in the forest to tranquillise them and take samples. They are yet to find any as it is a difficult task--the rainy season has started.”  More on this interesting development by following the link below. https://bit.ly/3qirEdp ...

Chhattisgarh taking steps to increase tiger numbers

Chhattisgarh taking steps to increase tiger numbers

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday virtually launched works worth Rs 25.80 crores to increase the number of tigers in the Achanakmar Tiger Reserve.  Various proposals related to conservation and promotion of wildlife were approved at the meeting. The discussions covered Guru Ghasidas National Park, Tamor Pingula Sanctuary.  See link below to read more on this encouraging development. https://bit.ly/3gUplsM ...

The next  'Year of the Tiger' will soon be upon us.

The next 'Year of the Tiger' will soon be upon us.

  Tigers are amongst the most spectacular of the exquisite big cats. There is no place where their mention is unheard of. From legends to myths, art to literature and from poetry to religious symbolism tigers have always found their place within the expanse of human perception.   Their brawny frame, marvellous symmetry and striking black stripes elude the burning gaze, alert and vigilant at all times. Utterly magnificent as they are, they have also gathered mixed feelings amongst t ...

Covid causes India to close all tiger reserves.

Covid causes India to close all tiger reserves.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority, an agency under the government's environmental ministry, issued its order on Monday after the death of a Covid-positive lioness a few days prior. To prevent tigers and other wildlife from getting infected, all tiger reserves must close for tourism activities until further notice, the order said. See link below to read more on this report. https://cnn.it/3czIA9C ...

127% increase of tigers using underpasses

127% increase of tigers using underpasses

Even as lovers raised an over curtailed mitigation structures after tiger injured hit April the report Wildlife lnstitute of (Wll), suggested steps, reveal that is a increase in use of underpasses by as compared 2019.  A survey reported 352 crossings by tigers in 2020 compared to 155 in 2019. Similarly 167 leaopard crossings compared to 37 in 2019.  More on this interesting srory can be seen ...

MP tiger reserves on alert as potential danger to wildlife from Covid-19

MP tiger reserves on alert as potential danger to wildlife from Covid-19

Madhya Pradesh tiger reserves, national parks, sanctuaries, zoos and safaris have been put on alert following a ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) advisory regarding possibility of spread of COVID-19 virus among wild animals and also reports of deaths of lions due to COVID-19.   MP has the highest number of tigers in the country at 526, and a large array of wildlife.   More on this worrying report can be seen by following the link below.