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Longest recorded walk of young male tiger

Longest recorded walk of young male tiger

Experts believe the two-and-a-half-year-old male is possibly in search of prey, territory or a mate. It was then tracked travelling back and forth over farms, water and highways, and into a neighbouring state.   ...

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

This was to be my fourth visit to Tadoba where I had always enjoyed very successful wildlife sightings in past years. Once again I was not to be disappointed while during my 10 day stay I saw and photographed 4 different female tigers and 2 male tigers plus other very interesting wildlife. When visiting Tadoba I always hope to see the tigress known as 'Myer' who is now about 9 years of age and known locally as the 'Queen' of Tadoba. Sadly of the 2 cubs from her last litter only ...

Hopes increase for another Tiger reserve in Rajasthan

Hopes increase for another Tiger reserve in Rajasthan

A final proposal has been submitted to chief wildlife warden for the same. Following the state government’s direction, assessment report on the potential for relocation of the big cats at the sanctuary was prepared by the department. Five tigers, including two males and three females, might be brought to the reserve and they could possibly breed because of which population of 20 tigers can be achieved in a period of 10 years.  More on this encouraging report can be seen by foll ...

Notorious Tiger and bear poacher caught

Notorious Tiger and bear poacher caught

The man, known as Yarlen, had been on the run for years. The nomadic Pardhi-Behelia tribe he is part of believe the animal's penis is an aphrodisiac, said Ritesh Sirothia of the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. He was a suspect in several cases involving the poaching and trading of endangered wild animals, including tigers, in central and western India.  ...

Jaguar emerging from its cover.

Jaguar emerging from its cover.

I have just returned home after spending 10 exciting days at The Pantanal photographing over 25 different Jaguars and other indigenous wildlife. During my time at this magical environment I saw many different bird species and mammals including the Giant river otter, Capybara, Caiman, and Howler monkeys.  The photograph shows a Jaguar leaving its forest cover to hunt Caiman and Capybara along the river banks.  ...

Tragic death of half the tigers saved from the cruel temple in Thailand

Tragic death of half the tigers saved from the cruel temple in Thailand

  More than half of the 147 tigers seized from a Kanchanaburi temple three years ago have died of laryngeal paralysis, which causes upper airway obstruction in the animals. Laryngeal paralysis detected when animals were first brought from Kanchanaburi site linked to wildlife trafficking.  The disease, commonly found in tigers and cats, is caused by immune deficiencies from inbreeding. However last year, an official said in an interview the disease could have been caused by stress. ...

Almost 350 thousand trees to be lost in Jharkhand's tiger reserve

Almost 350 thousand trees to be lost in Jharkhand's tiger reserve

Sadly approval has been granted for thousands of trees to be cut down in Jharkhand's only tiger reserve to make way for a new dam to be created. Parts of Palamau tiger reserve will be lost by this wanton destruction of precious forest where India's National animal resides.  More on the report can be read by following the link below. https://bit.ly/2mgGMeq ...

Netherlands-August 2019

Netherlands-August 2019

I returned home from the Netherlands on the 28th August having spent 4 days photographing wild birds at a forest setting in the Noord-Brabant district of the country. I was principally there to photograph the Goshawk and I was certainly not disappointed. While patiently waiting in a forest hide I managed to see 2 juvenile female Goshawks' at different times as they devoured a couple of pidgeons and later drank at a reflection pool. There were also a good number of interesting smaller birds ...

For the past 18 years 124 tigers have been poached every year.

For the past 18 years 124 tigers have been poached every year.

“On an average, 60 seizures were recorded annually, which means body parts from almost 124 tigers were seized each year. The top three countries with the highest number of seizure incidents were India (463 or 40.5 per cent of total seizures), China (126 or 11.0 per cent) and Indonesia (119 or 10.5 per cent),” it added.  This was followed by Indonesia and China. At least 259 people were reported to be prosecuted, again largely in China, Indonesia and India. For 17.4 per cent of ...

More news on the increase of tiger numbers in India

More news on the increase of tiger numbers in India

India now has more than 75 per cent of the globe’s tigers trotting in the wild. The feel-good is justified as the national animal is faring well in most of the tiger range states despite several odds.  Appreciably, the Management Effectiveness Evaluation, a global methodology to assess the functional efficiency of conservation efforts, has rated Periyar Tiger Reserve as the best managed in India along with Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Follow the link below to read more on ...

Tigers on the up at Tamil Nadu

Tigers on the up at Tamil Nadu

Good news from the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu where the wild tiger numbers continue to increase in the State's 4 reserves. However this is only the beginning as tigers require conductive landscapes to grow and multiply. Corrodors between reserves need to be secure and a substantial prey base are required.  More on this encouraging news can be seen by following the link below. https://bit.ly/2Kvh ...

Night traffic ban at Bandipur upheld

Night traffic ban at Bandipur upheld

Bandipur is a forested area that is not just a heaven for tigers and wildlife, but also a pride of Karnataka. However for the last few years, traffic on the highway that cuts across the area, especially during nights, had endangered the wildfire here as the vehicles would kill animals as they strayed on the highway.  In what comes as a major victory to Karnataka, the Supreme Court countenanced the ban on night traffic, putting an end to th ...

Horror and cruelty almost beyond words

My heart bleeds for this poor 5 year old tigress that was cruelly beaten to death by an angry mob. I hope and pray that the perpitrators of this barbaric act are quickly brought to justice and pay for taking the life of this precious tigress. Finally i would like to draw these barbarians attention to the words of wisdom spoken by the great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi  "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"  ...

India's wild tiger population has increased

India's wild tiger population has increased

India’s wild tiger population has increased by more than 30% in four years, raising hopes for the survival of the endangered species.   A census found there were 2,967 tigers, up from 2,226 four years ago.  Conservationists said the rise in the tiger population was promising but the figures should be treated with some caution. The rise may indicate better counting.Neha Sinha, a wildlife conse ...