With 14 tiger deaths so far this year it is a pleasant refief to learn that as many as 11 tiger cubs have been sighted in the forests of Madhya Pradesh during the past week. Five cubs seen at Panna Tiger reserve, and three each in Nauradehi and Ratapani sanctuaries. In Panna two tigresses have have produced five cubs. Panna's field director advises that the reserve now has a total of 52 tigers. More on this news can be read by following the link below.
17 arrested for killing tigers, using body parts for black magic. Claws and paws of two adult tigers, a cub, and leopard was recovered from them and they claim to have buried body parts of another tiger in Pench tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, the MP forest department officials said. Those arrested include poachers, traders and sorcerers. The sorcerers, two in number, used to charge Rs 10,000 to 20,000 from the poachers to convince people and get them to buy the body parts. ...
Two prime accused in the unnatural death of a tiger in a buffer forest of the Sunderbans on April 8th were arrested on Wednesday. The accused had been avoiding the police net for a month. Foresters claimed that it was a breakthrough in the investigation. A senior forester and four of his colleagues had been severely beaten up by some villagers during the probe. The adult tiger was killed after being trapped in a wire snare, made of galvanised iron, in the forests of Ajmalmari I. Source ...
Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study. The cats are among nearly 500,000 land species whose survival is in question because of threats to their natural habitats, according to a report by the UN published on Monday.
Koka (100sqkm) was notified as a sanctuary in 2013 owing to its scientific and ecological importance and has presence of rich wildlife, including resident tigers. It is now part of Navegaon-Nagzira. “Despite alternative routes available, outsiders take to these forest routes, mostly to pave way for illegally trafficking of sand from Wainganga river, wildlife sightings during night, and as short-cuts. Heavy traffic has led to wild animals’ deaths in road hits,” says a re ...
A speeding train ran over a tigress killing it in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh late on Tuesday night. The incident came to light early on Wednesday morning. This is the second such instance of a tiger being killed by a speeding train in Andhra Pradesh. In 2014, a tiger was found dead on the railway track near Gajulapalli village, just outside the GBM sanctuary. A leopard was also killed by a speeding train near Chelima village in Nandyal forest division last November. Please ...
Speaking at the launch of the Save Our Malayan Tiger campaign, as part of events to mark the International World Wildlife Day, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Xavier Jeyakumar said his ministry, through its wildlife enforcement agency, would work with the Malaysian armed forces and Home Ministry to increase its presence in the areas where poachers operated. The ministry said that the Malayan tiger, a subspecies of the big cat lives in Southern Thailand and ...
A decade ago Panna tiger reserve became a huge success story with the relocation of tigers from other parts of India after loosing all its tigers. Panna National Park was the second tiger reserve in India after Sariska to loose all its native tigers. Though tigers were repopulated in Sarsika before Panna, the latter has three times the number of the tigers in the former. It was ten years back on March 3, 2009, that T1 tigress from Bandhavgarh was brought to Panna National Park that ...
The Gujarat forest department will take up the country’s biggest and most challenging effort to reintroduce big cats from captivity to the wild now that 36 Asiatic lions suspected to be infected with canine distemper virus (CDV) have been declared fit to return to their natural habitat, according to officials familiar with the development. The 36 lions suspected to be infected with CDV were moved to the two care centres last October following deaths of over 25 lions over a month. I ...