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Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Babesiosis outbreak in Gujarat’s Gir causes death of 23 Asiatic lions.  All the big cats, who died, were from one small part of the park and may have got infected by consuming an animal, an official said.  An outbreak of Babesiosis caused by a protozoan parasite has reportedly caused the death of several lions in India’s only wild abode for Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir National Park, in the last three months, officials said on Thursday. See the link below to ...

Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans

Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans

The Sundarban Tiger Reserve in West Bengal has witnessed the highest increase of Royal Bengal Tigers since 2016. The West Bengal Forest Department released the 2019-2020 census of Royal Bengal Tigers of Sunderbans and according to it, eight tigers have increased compared to 2019. The number of tigers increased to 96 in 2020 compared to 88 tigers in 2019.  The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove delta and only mangrove tiger habitat in the world. The landscape comprises two divisions--1) Su ...

Efforts to save wild tigers must be redoubled

Efforts to save wild tigers must be redoubled

A hard hiting thesis by tiger expert John Goodrich on more efforts that need to be made to help save and increase wild tiger numbers in Asia.  See the link below to read John Goddrich's most interesting and well thought out theory on moving tiger conservation forward. https://bit.ly/3bLdd9E ...

The increased threat to tigers and other wildlife due to lockdown

The increased threat to tigers and other wildlife due to lockdown

An extract of an article written by world renowned tiger authority Dr.K.Ullas Karanth on the increased danger to tigers and other wildlife due to the present lockdown.  "However, I do believe from the perspective of wild tiger conservation in India, that the issue is being blown out of proportion in the media although this may be out of genuine concern. Although I am not a specialist in viral transmission, it is well known that coronaviruses do affect other mammal species and transmi ...

Increased threat of tiger poaching due to lockdown

Increased threat of tiger poaching due to lockdown

An extract of an article written by world renowned tiger authority Dr.K.Ullas Karanth on the increased danger to tigers and other wildlife due to the present lockdown.  "However, I do believe from the perspective of wild tiger conservation in India, that the issue is being blown out of proportion in the media although this may be out of genuine concern. Although I am not a specialist in viral transmission, it is well known that coronaviruses do affect other mammal species and transmi ...

Concern for tigers from canine distemper

Concern for tigers from canine distemper

WWF-Malaysia Tiger Landscape Lead Dr Mark Rayan Darmaraj told the  that in the case of an outbreak, dogs living in close proximity to the forest fringes, particularly in villages, plantations and logging camps, could be tested for the presence of CDV antibodies and vaccinated if the tests came back positive.  ...

Philbhit tigers living in sugar cane fields may be relocated

Philbhit tigers living in sugar cane fields may be relocated

The Uttar Pradesh forest department has given in-principle approval to a plan to relocate 10 tigers that have made the sugarcane fields outside the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve their home. The effort is to minimise the danger of human-animal conflict in an area where human casualties are among the highest in the vicinity of a wildlife sanctuary in India.  The tiger population inside the horseshoe-shaped reserve is at the saturation level, prompting 10 of the big cats to make their home in the s ...

India can never turn its back on tigers

India can never turn its back on tigers

Over half the worlds wild tiger population remain in India but require constant monitoring and protection says wildlife biologist George Schaller.  biologist, conservationist and author, has spent a lifetime studying some of the world’s most elusive species: mountain gorillas in central Africa, snow leopards in the Himalayas, giant pandas in China, and jaguars in South America. He is senior conservationist at the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).  There has be ...