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Kazakhstan to be the first country to reintroduce tigers into the wild

Kazakhstan to be the first country to reintroduce tigers into the wild

It has been reported in The Guardian that Kazakhstan is to make ready a former tiger habitat where tigers are to be reintroduced after the last tiger was lost some 70 years ago.  Tigers will be introduced into an arra known as Ili-Balkhash which forms part of the tigers former historical range.  Much work needs to be carried out before the first tigers arrive ...

Possibly more tigers for Cambodia

Possibly more tigers for Cambodia

A joint effort between the Cambodian goverment and a group of non government organisations are discussing the possibilty of increasing the numbers of wild tigers in the northeastern region of Cambodia.  By increasing tiger numbers and therefore greater tourist numbers to the region local people would benefit from the income produced as can be seen from other countires that have developed tourism on the back of tiger conservation ...

The tragedy and blessing of the severe floods at Kaziranga

The tragedy and blessing of the severe floods at Kaziranga

Over 300 animals have drowned so far after the second wave of floods hit Kaziranga. Flooding each year as the the mighty Bramaputra river rises during the monsoon period brings huge benefits to the eco system of the park allowing the grass plains to thrive which in turn provides food for the large herbivore popultion. However at the same time many of its animals cannot escape the rising ...

Why forest connectivity is essential in reducing human/tiger conflict.

Why forest connectivity is essential in reducing human/tiger conflict.

In the past 3 months 6 human deaths have been reported at Pilibhit.  In 2014 Pilibhit was declared a tiger reserve and this helped create a sucess story for tiger conservation with the big cat population increasing from 28 to about 50. However at Pilibhit and a small number of other tiger reserves a common denominator can be recognised as the main causes of human injury and deaths.  As an example at Pilibhit villagers are grow ...

Tigress from Ranthambhore to be relocated to Sariska

Tigress from Ranthambhore to be relocated to Sariska

The fourteen tigers at Sariska are soon likely to be joined by a fifteenth tigress from Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.  During 2005 Sariska lost all its tigers to poaching. Since then the authorities have been working to reintoduce the big cats from neighbouring Ranthambhore that enjoys an excellent density of tigers.  At present there are two dominant male tigers at Sariska and to maintain the ideal ratio of one male tiger to thre ...

Has the carrying capacity of the Sunderbans arrived?

Has the carrying capacity of the Sunderbans arrived?

Published In a recent journal by the Society of Population Ecology the Indian section of the Sunderbans has a carrying capacity of 4.68 tigers per 100km basen on Chittal numbers and biomass within the mangoves. Given that the total habital area for the tiger amounts to about 2,325 sq km and that the latest tiger estmates for the area amount to about 90 aminals then there is concern that the carrying capacity has almost arrived.  More tigers could possibly lead to overcrowding and cause th ...

No more than 100 tigers found on the Bangladesh side of the Sunderbans

No more than 100 tigers found on the Bangladesh side of the Sunderbans

At a recent census in the Bangladesh section of the Sunderbans no more than 100 tigers were reported. During the previous census in 2004 around 400 tigers were logged but that was before the latest methology of using camera traps to photograph and record the movements of the big cats.  Previously the pug mark method was used which was renound in providing an unreliable count of wildlife.  Therefore although the latest figure is disappointing it has to be said that the 2004 figure did ...