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India can never turn its back on tigers

India can never turn its back on tigers

Over half the worlds wild tiger population remain in India but require constant monitoring and protection says wildlife biologist George Schaller.  biologist, conservationist and author, has spent a lifetime studying some of the world’s most elusive species: mountain gorillas in central Africa, snow leopards in the Himalayas, giant pandas in China, and jaguars in South America. He is senior conservationist at the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).  There has be ...

Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary being notified at a Tiger Reserve

Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary being notified at a Tiger Reserve

The current area of this prposed new tiger reserve is approximately 149sqkm and with about a further 40sqkm of adjoining forest without any villages being scheduled to be added where already an existing tiger population resides. There are 10-12 resident tigers at large in the sanctuary.   NTCA guidlines maintain that viable tiger populations and life support ecological systems in natural wilderness areas require a minimum inviolate space of 800-1,000 sqkm to support a viable population ...

Ranthambhore's well known tiger passes away.

Ranthambhore's well known tiger passes away.

A famous male tiger named Zalim T25 was found dead in Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan. He was the same tiger who reared two small orphan cubs.  Hindustan TimesZalim will continue to be remembered for a rather heartwarming and rare act that he did - that of rearing orphan twin cubs of T-5 tigress who died in 2011. The two female cubs - around three-months-old at that time - named Bina -1 and Bina-2 were 'adopted by Zalim who kept all other animals away from them. Without ...

Sundarban and the dangers to its existence

Sundarban and the dangers to its existence

Considering the above fact, it may be pointed out that tigers are getting a double whammy — greater human encroachment on the one hand and a worsening climate and associated sea-level rises on the other. At present, management of tigers is a response to global conservation crisis. Range contraction, population decline, habitat fragmentation, prey loss, and poaching cause and aggravate this crisis.  More on this well written article can be seen by following the link below.
Are tigers finally extinct in Laos!

Are tigers finally extinct in Laos!

> That’s the conclusion of a detailed new study that found no evidence wild tigers still exist in the country.  What researchers It appears that tigers have now paid the ultimate price for the snaring crisisThe loss of tigers in Laos was an avoidable, if not unexpected, tragedy. The most recent 
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.   ...

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.  ...

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 ...