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Tigers of the Sunderbans

In India's Sunderbans National Park there is good news for the tiger as their numbers are holding up with a population of about 86 excluding sub-adults and cubs. In addition less human lives are being lost due mainly to the excellent work being carried out by the dedicated staff of the Forest department.  The Sunderbans which is spread over both India and Bangladesh is a UN listed World Heritage site containing the world's largest mangrove forest. In the Bangladesh area of the for ...

Rising tiger deaths are causing alarm in India

India is home to 60% of the world's tigers but they face increasing habitat loss and demand for their body parts in China and other parts of Asia. Senior officials of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) confirmed to the BBC that the bodies of 58 tigers had been recovered between January and June this year, as well as body parts from nine other tiger fatalities.  Follow link below to the report by the BBC. http://bbc.in/2ul ...

Male tiger at Tadoba kills 2 tiger cubs.

Sadly it has been reported tha a male tiger has killed 2 eight month old cubs in what appeares to be a territorial dispute in an effort to bring their mother back into eosrtrus. Follow the link below to read the story in the Hindustan Times. http://bit.ly/2sLFw0k ...

Sad to learn of a possible new highway through Corbett

Conservationists have witnessed several unsettling deaths of tigers in Corbett National Park recently, one of India’s most important tiger parks. Officials are currently discussing turning portions of the highway into a flyover, allowing wildlife to pass underneath, but even this would only mitigate the impact.  See link below to read more about this distasterous plan for wildlife at Mongabay. http://bit.ly/2tXjZU5 ...

The tigers of Sariska 'born again'.

An interesting insight into the relocation of tigers back to Sariska after the previous population of these magnificent animals were wiped out by poachers.  See link below to read the story in the Times of India. http://bit.ly/2tjiWA8 ...

Small tiger reserve in Assam enjoys highest tiger density

Orang, the tiger reserve in Assam with the smallest core among 50 nationally protected areas, has presented wildlife scientists doing a census with a surprise: a high density of 28 big cats. Spread over Darrang and Sonitpur districts and notified in February 2016, Orang Tiger Reserve is the 49th in the country. It has the smallest core of 78.28 sq. km., and the cat density was revealed during a census done between January and March 2017. Kamlang Tiger Reserve in Arunachal is the 50th and la ...