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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 ...

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 ...

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.    ...