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Very cold weather has not deterred the census at Bandipur and Nagarahole

Very cold weather has not deterred the census at Bandipur and Nagarahole

Day 2 of the tiger census at Bandipur and Nagarahole continues in biting cold weather. Over 60 volunteers and 250 forest department staff are working to carry out the census in the 12 zones at Bandipur with a further 30 volunteers and forest staff are carrying out the census at Nagarahole tiger reserve. To help forest staff and volunteers in recording accurate data The Wildlife Institue of India has produced an app. known as 'The Monitoring System for Tiger Intensive Protection and Ecologi ...

Tiger killed by poachers at Panna tiger reserve.

Tiger killed by poachers at Panna tiger reserve.

Sadly after all the tigers at Panna were wiped out by poachers some 10 years ago and was subsequently re-populated with tigers from other tiger reserves a tiger was kiiled this week by poachers.  In this instance it is reported that a 3 year old tiger was victim to a wire trap. The latest stastics show a population and conservation success at Panna of more than 30 tigers with ...

Tigers moving from Ranthambhore due to increase in numbers.

Tigers moving from Ranthambhore due to increase in numbers.

From Ranthambhore tiger T.91 migrated to Ramgarh Vishdhari sanctuary in Bundi probably in search of a forest area where it could create a safe home range of its own.  The big cat has been tracked by forest staff for the past week and it remains to be seen whether the tiger will return to Ranthambore or perhaps try to find its way to the M ...

Sadly more tiger deaths reported in the State of Madhya Pradesh

Sadly more tiger deaths reported in the State of Madhya Pradesh

Since the first week of November the death of 3 tigers and a cub have been reported in the Umaria-Shahdol region on Madhya Pradesh. One of the tigers was a female who had two cubs; one of the cubs was found dead while a search is on for the second cub although there is very little hope for its survival. Madhya Pradesh is the home to about 20% of India's tiger population which amounted to 308 within its six protected areas including Bandhavg ...

Ranthambhore's isolation causes concern over inbreeding.

Ranthambhore's isolation causes concern over inbreeding.

On a recent study by the Wildlife Institute of India concern was over the inbreeding of tigers at Ranthambhore and Sariska in Rajasthan. As this group of tigers are isolated from tigers in other parts of the Indian sub-continent the worry is that the gene pool is diluted and the risk of extinction of tigers in Rajasthan becomes a possibilty. However the study also point out that to date  '>Tigers in Rajasthan are unique and it is ...

Only 2 viable strongholds remain for the Sumatran tiger.

Only 2 viable strongholds remain for the Sumatran tiger.

A stark warning on the future of the small remaining population of wild tigers on the island of Sumatra.  The tiger has already been lost on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali and unless serious efforts are made by the authorities to halt the continued deforestation of the island; the Sumatran tiger in the wild will also disappear. There are now only 2 areas in Sumatra that contain a viable population of at least 25 breeding female ti ...

3 Himalayan Nations join forces to carry out a tiger census at high altitudes.

3 Himalayan Nations join forces to carry out a tiger census at high altitudes.

A long awaited and most interesting census is to take place at altitudes of 10,000 feet plus in northern India, Bhutan and Nepal.  >The process is likely to be carried under the umbrella of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. The main threat to the tiger in these upper reaches is habitat loss and poaching of their prey ba ...

Very encouraging news on the increase in tiger numbers in Nepal

Very encouraging news on the increase in tiger numbers in Nepal

Good news from Nepal as its tiger numbers are set to double by 2022 which was the target set for all 'Tiger States' at the St. Petersburg International Tiger summit in 2010.  During the last census in Nepal in 2013 tiger numbers recorded were 198. Much credit is due to the pro-active stance of the Nepalese government who have enlisted the help of its army and citizens plus WWF who have been encouraging local people to conserve its ...

Yet another tiger found dead in Madhya Pradesh

Yet another tiger found dead in Madhya Pradesh

A young tiger has been found dead behind a school about 107Km from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve bringing the total death toll in 2017 so far to 23 tigers.   Experts say most of the tiger populations in well-established tiger reserves have reached carrying capacity, posing a fresh challenge of dispersals and conflicts. Tigers are either getting killed in territorial fights or moving more than 200km from their place of birth and meeting un ...

55 Tigers recognised on camera traps at Sathymangalam tiger reserve

55 Tigers recognised on camera traps at Sathymangalam tiger reserve

In the Indian State of Tamil Nadu 55 tigers have been recognised using camera traps in the first ever excercise of this methodology. In addition 11 tiger cubs were also recorded. Besides tigers the park which spreads over about 1411.60sqkm is also home to elephants, leopards, wild boar, stripped hyenas and numerous species of deer. The camera ...