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Good news for Tigers from the Sunderbans

The camera trap data of 2015 -the latest set of numbers thrown up by the yearly exercise -shows the presence of at least 22 tigers in the South 24-Parganas forest division, spread over an area of more than 1,500sq km, outside the 2,500sq km of the protected area. The 2016 exercise is still under way but, going by trends and field reports, the authorities seem confident that the population of the big cat is very much stable. http://bit.ly/2cjEA08 ...

Machali at almost 20 years of age sadly passes away

Machali at almost 20 years of age sadly passes away

With great sadness in my heart I learnt this morning that a few hours ago Machali-Ranthambhore's icon tigress had passed away. She will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of the thousands of people across the world that travelled many miles to see and photograph this wonderful tigress.   RIP Machali http://bit.ly/2box3gn ...

A large percentage of of tigers in Maharashtra are living outside the protected areas.

Among non-protected areas, the Chandrapur territorial area has 43 tigers, next only to Tadoba, followed by nine in the region between Bhandara and Nagpur, four in the Pandharkawada division near Tipeshwar and one each at Amravati, Kondhali- Kalmeshwar block. Thus, while tiger reserves have 139 animals — the bulk of the tiger population in Maharashtra — the non-protected areas too have a thriving tiger ecosystem with the recorded presence of 58 big cats. The wildlife sanctuaries hav ...

Ustad T24 still in captivity and is ill again

Ustad T24 still in captivity and is ill again

Perhaps lack of exercise due the very limited amount of space where he is imprisoned is a factor to these health problems. Walking lengthy distances through the forest as he would normally have done would certainly help solve this condition. In my opinion the time is now well overdue for him to be released back into the wild.  See the link below to read the sad story of this magnificent tiger in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/2biTIuI ...

International poaching gang responsible for 37% of tiger deaths

Indian tigers may have bounced back from the brink of extinction with a healthy rise in population, but they are certainly not out of the woods as international poaching syndicates have moblilised their networks in the country to hunt the endangered animal.    However, another set of data shows that poachers are responsible for about 37 per cent of tiger deaths in the country this year, with the number of killings revealing an upswing.  See link below to read the report in the Dai ...

72 Tiger deaths to July 2016 in India

Giving details, the official said, “with tiger density on the rise in many PT areas, there are increasing number of territorial fight fatality cases. Also, many young and weak old tigers get knocked out to non-protected fringes, where they come in clash with local populations, often succumbing to retaliation by humans. Male tigers often kill cubs to force the tigers to mate or even kill an unwilling tigress with cubs. Sometimes tigers are also found to have died after consuming herbivore ...