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Special tiger reserves to be created in MP.

Special tiger reserves to be created in MP.

In a first of its kind move, Madhya Pradesh forest department is planning to develop ‘special tiger reserves’ to house the big cats captured in the forest and held in captivity in the zoos for various reasons, to ease pressure of tourism on the tiger reserves in the state.  The tigers identified to be released in the proposed ‘special tiger reserves’ included the big cats which have a history of killing human beings, called in common parlance as ‘man-eaters&r ...

A second tiger death at Rajasthan's Mukundra Tiger Reserve

A second tiger death at Rajasthan's Mukundra Tiger Reserve

Sadly within 2 weeks a second tiger has been found dead at the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan.  The  Named MT-2, the wild cat was said to be in sound health and a post-mortem report is still awaited, Dr Tejendra Reyad of MHTR said. The other four-year-old male tiger was named MT-3 and was found dead on July 23.   ...

Active armed poachers in some tiger reserves

Active armed poachers in some tiger reserves

Motion-sensitive cameras in areas census captured big cats, but also exposed stark reality of armed having a run in some reserves in Telangana. of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey in released by Centre on Tuesday, has revealed presence of armed poachers and snared in Amrabad reserve.   According to report, camera images presence armed in Jharkhand's Palarnau reserve and Chhatti ...

Good news for tigers in Nepal

Good news for tigers in Nepal

In mid-April, as the country reeled under a stay-at-home order amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there was news from the far western region which would start a new chapter in Nepal’s tiger conservation efforts. A tiger was spotted at an elevation of 2,500 metres in the Mahabharat range forest area of Dadeldhura district, making it the first ever sighting of the predator at such a high altitude in Nepal.   Tiger species is usually found in Nepal’s five protected parks and adjoining ...

Tigers dispersing longer distances to find a home range.

Tigers dispersing longer distances to find a home range.

Wild tigers have travelled close to 300 km across state borders. They have crossed several wildlife areas and villages.  A male tiger, which was residing in Chandoli National Park of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has now made Kali Tiger Reserve in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka its new home. The tiger was first camera-trapped in 2018 in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve Nandurbar and in May 2020 the same tiger has been seen in Kali Tiger Reserve in Dandeli. Please see the link bel ...

International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

Celebrating 29th July International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day. Founded in 2010 when the 13 tiger range countries came together at St. Petersburg. They agreed a global goal to double wild tiger numbers by 2022 and to raise awareness for tiger conservation and their habitat. Wishing all those Asian countries every success in achieving this goal. ...

Tiger dies after eating feral cattle.

Tiger dies after eating feral cattle.

Tiger in Kota’s MHTR sanctuary dies after preying on feral cattle.  Feral cattle are believed to be a problem in all tiger reserves across the country, which are exposed to villages and human habitation.  A tiger has died in Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) in Rajasthan’s Kota district because of preying on feral cattle that led to accumulation of fat in its vital organs, which has triggered a fresh move to relocate at least three of the 14 villages located within ...

3 tigers spend night with humans during flood

3 tigers spend night with humans during flood

Kaziranga floods | 3 wild tigers spend night with humans, domestic animals.   The tiger had strayed out from the submerged areas inside the forest to move to the higher reaches as flood in Assam has inundated nearly 95 percent of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. Finding no other place, the big cat took shelter beneath the fenced goat-shed with only its head sticking out of the water. After an 11-hour wait, the animal was given safe passage. More on this fascinating story by ...

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness record

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness record

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness Record as largest camera-trap wildlife survey.  In 2018, India had as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to that year's tiger estimation report.  The paired camera traps were placed at 26,760 different locations across 139 study sites, which generated approximately 35 million photos, including 76,523 tiger and 51,337 leopard photos.  More on this tiger c ...

Jaguars following tigers for use in Chinese medicine

Jaguars following tigers for use in Chinese medicine

Jaguars are also being killed for their teeth and other body parts so as they can be used in traditional Chinese medicine. China's huge economic influence has stretched across the planet to Central and South America where it is investing enormous amounts of money in poorer countries and as an offshoot wildlife and in particular the big cats are suffering by vacuming their skins and body parts back to China.  Tigers in the wild are on their last legs throughout their remaining ranges w ...