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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.    ...

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 ...

Forty dead tiger cubs found in freezer at tiger Temple

Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple.  At last the so called 'Tiger temple' has been exposed for the cruelty and money making organisation for which it is. Thank goodness that the tigers are now in the process of being removed to safety by the Thai Authotities.  See the link below to read more on this sad story. http://bbc.in/1TPG3dO ...

Tigers under threat in Indian forest that inspired 'The Jungle Book'.

The tigress lay partly obscured by a lantana bush, attracting a crowd of nature tourists with safari gear and long camera lenses who assumed she was napping in the sun.   But when the tiger nicknamed Baghinnala didn’t move, park rangers eventually realized the awful truth — she was dead, along with two of her four cubs. She had been poisoned.  Baghinnala’s death, along with those of five other tigers from the famous reserve this year, has again focused attention on ...

Sumatran Tiger rescued from wild boar snare in west Sumatra

The team arrived in the area at 11:30 a.m. local time and managed to rescue the tiger, which had been trapped since Tuesday (May 24), after making the big cat unconscious by shooting a tranquilizer dart, Head of Area III Conservation of West Sumatra BKSDA Surajiya stated here on Friday.  See link below to read the story at Anrara News  http://bit.ly/1OSY2c5 ...

Ustad T24 the male tiger from Ranthambhore does not belong in a zoo

Ustad T24 the male tiger from Ranthambhore does not belong in a zoo

It’s been a year since the magnificent Bengal tiger Ustad – Urdu for ‘master’ – was punished and ‘incarcerated’ in Sajjangarh Zoo. Though forest officials claim he is in fine fettle, the mystery of the tiger’s complete isolation is baffling. Notwithstanding department staff, veterinary and some officials keeping watch through CCTV cameras, no one has set eyes on him since his relocation to a ‘non-display’ area even as voices ...