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2 Tigers found dead in Maharashtra

2 Tigers found dead in Maharashtra

Two tigers have died of suspected poisoning at the end of 2018 on the periphery of Umred-Karhandla-Paoni Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagpur taking the number of tiger deaths to 21 in the State for last year.  Spread across and area of 189.30 sqkm of dense forest the sanctuary is home to between 11-15 tigers.  More on this tragic loss of precious tigers can be read by following the link below. https://bit.ly/2AqktqX ...

New underpasses needed to stop tigers being killed

New underpasses needed to stop tigers being killed

The Chandrapur Forest Dept. has requested new underpasses and the clearing of existing blocked ones to save wild animals from being killed by trains in the Brahmapuri-Chandrapur line section. Three tiger cubs were killed in on November 15th by the speeding Chanda Fort-Gondia passenger train together with 24 wild animals including tigers, sloth bears, leopards, hyenas, bison, wild boar, nilgai and deer during the last 8 years.  More on this ...

Sadly Malayan tigers are close to extinction

Sadly Malayan tigers are close to extinction

Time is running out for the Malayan tigers in the wild.  Unless conservation efforts are stepped up these critically endangered striped predators might well go extinct in their habitats of Malaysia.  The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jackson) is about to go extinct in the wild.   ...

95 recorded tiger deaths during 2018

95 recorded tiger deaths during 2018

According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority's  (NTCA) records to December 15, 2018, there have been 95 cases of tiger deaths in India.  Of this, 41 cases of tiger deaths outside tiger reserves have been reported. Of this number, 14 occurred in Maharashtra, which accounted for over 34% of all deaths outside tiger reserves in the country. A total of 19 tiger deaths were recorded in Maharashtra in 2018, so that tiger deaths outside of tiger reserves comprise more than 70% ...

Tragedy of Tigress T.1 finally shot dead

Tragedy of Tigress T.1 finally shot dead

Tigress Avni, a six-year-old mother-of-two, was killed by an unauthorised hunter in a highly controversial operation in Maharashtra last week.  The autopsy of tigress Avni has yielded clear evidence of foul play, sources in the Maharashtra government have told ThePrint.   The autopsy report, which is yet to be released by the state forest department, shows that the tigress was shot in her shoulder, with the bullet then tracing a path through her ribs to come out through the other shoul ...

Fox lights can possibly help solve human/tiger confrontation

Fox lights can possibly help solve human/tiger confrontation

After more than 30 deaths due to tiger attacks in the areas adjoining the forests of Pilibhit and Lakhimpur Kheri districts over the past 2 years, the forest department has made a successful trial with fox lights that can keep tigers away from human habitation. To check the effect of fox lights on big cats such as tiger and leopard, the forest department installed 3 fox lights at a farm in the Sundarpur village of South Kheri for ...

Maharashtra prepares to kill tigress Avni

Maharashtra prepares to kill tigress Avni

Activists are continuing their fight to save 6 year old tigress Avni who the State Government has ordered to 'shoot on sight'. Sadly a legal battle failed last month when the Supreme Court of India refused to stay the order issued by the the state forest department to ensure no more human-wildlife conflicts would take place in the Pandharkawada forest of Maharashtra.    Media reports indicate that the first killing took place in mid-2016. Since then, around 13 persons ha ...