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On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo

On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo

 in Rajasthan" is living in captivity in a small enclosed area without official sanction, an 

A very worrying trend of increased tiger deaths in India.

"73 cases of tiger mortality have been reported by the states till date which inter alia include 21 cases of confirmed poaching including seizure, seven cases due to natural and other causes while 45 cases are under scrutiny," Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.  See link below to read the report in the Indian Express. http://bit.ly/2ad4NI8 ...

Only 3 tigers but 3,000 buffalos at Palamu Tiger Reserve

The expansive Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR), Jharkhand’s lone protected tiger den, is gradually turning into a cowshed with milkmen from Bihar, Chattisgarh and surrounding locals areas encroaching the reserve to let their cattle graze, forest officials said.   A three-day monitoring drive carried out across the reserve last month led to the discovery of temporary cow shelters, called khatals, spread around the buffer zone. In some areas, the herds had encroached upon core areas as well ...

74 Tiger deaths in India since January 2016.

Among these, 14 tigers were electrocuted, poisoned or simply killed by poachers, and much of the carcass was recovered. Police and wildlife authorities also seized skins, bones, claws, skeletons, canines and paws of another 16 tigers during this period, taking the tally to 30, as per figures provided by Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). It is possible that some of them might have been killed earlier but the deaths are accounted for only after the seizures.  See link below to re ...

Tribals join in tiger conservation at Kanha National Park

are playing a vital role in tiger conservation by helping forest officials in providing protection to the big cats and other wild animals living in the Kanha National Park.  that is reliant on the forest, had been living in 28 villages within the Kanha National Park until 1968, after which they were relocated.    ...

Tourism industry complicit in Tigers temple horror

Meanwhile in Thailand, a grisly drama was playing out at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok. The place – the polar opposite of a true Tiger Reserve like the one I have just come out from - has been a top tourist attraction for many years, despite misgivings as to what goes on there.   Please follow the link below to read the story in The Straits Times. http://bit.ly/1YaFH1A ...