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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 ...

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 ...

India's big cats in danger

India's big cats in danger

> Weeks later a news report cabled in that three tigers and two leopards had been poached in Bhandara district in the northeast of the country. And we must keep in mind that these are only the reported cases, the carcasses that were found before poachers smuggled them through Nepal and into Tibet for the Chinese market, and ...