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The battle continues over captive tigers in Thailand

Now, after complaints of trafficking in endangered species, the government is trying to shut down the attraction. But there are two major obstacles: the temple, which has gone to court to block the closing, and the tigers. What do you do with nearly 150 carnivorous cats raised in captivity?   See link below to read this continuing saga in The New York Times. http://nyti.ms/1SYKDpI ...

Scientists tell the Indian Government that tiger claims are 'ridiculous'

In the year 1900, there may have been as many or more than 100,000 tigers roaming this planet's forests. And every year since then until now, that number has decreased. But a combination of better and broader monitoring techniques and, governments say, increased vigilance against poachers has led to the first increase in tiger numbers in over a century — to 3,890 this year. Some of the biggest increases were in India, which, in its latest tiger census, claimed a 30 percent population ...

Forest Guard implicated over the death of the Pench tigress and her cubs

Accused Vipin Varmiya, 37, was posted in the buffer zone near the park's Turia gate. This is the fifth arrest in the case. He reportedly was among the group which used to poison water bodies in buffer zones to poach spotted deer. Varmiya had been doing this for last many months. He is being interrogated for ascertaining number of animals he had killed in the recent past. STF officials said his statement has been recorded.  Please follow the link below to read the story in The Times of ...

More evidence suggesting that 'Ustad' has been unfairly treated.

More evidence suggesting that 'Ustad' has been unfairly treated.

Experts from the Bareilly-based Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) have found "nothing unusual" in the behavior of nine-year-old tiger T-24, also known as 'Ustad', that was translocated from Ranthambhore in Rajasthan to Udaipur after a forester was attacked and killed by a male tiger in the National Park. Though it was not clear whether it was T-72 or T-24 that attacked, Ustad was shifted as there were three incidents against him. Since then T-24 has been under obser ...