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The next  'Year of the Tiger' will soon be upon us.

The next 'Year of the Tiger' will soon be upon us.

  Tigers are amongst the most spectacular of the exquisite big cats. There is no place where their mention is unheard of. From legends to myths, art to literature and from poetry to religious symbolism tigers have always found their place within the expanse of human perception.   Their brawny frame, marvellous symmetry and striking black stripes elude the burning gaze, alert and vigilant at all times. Utterly magnificent as they are, they have also gathered mixed feelings amongst t ...

Covid causes India to close all tiger reserves.

Covid causes India to close all tiger reserves.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority, an agency under the government's environmental ministry, issued its order on Monday after the death of a Covid-positive lioness a few days prior. To prevent tigers and other wildlife from getting infected, all tiger reserves must close for tourism activities until further notice, the order said. See link below to read more on this report. https://cnn.it/3czIA9C ...

127% increase of tigers using underpasses

127% increase of tigers using underpasses

Even as lovers raised an over curtailed mitigation structures after tiger injured hit April the report Wildlife lnstitute of (Wll), suggested steps, reveal that is a increase in use of underpasses by as compared 2019.  A survey reported 352 crossings by tigers in 2020 compared to 155 in 2019. Similarly 167 leaopard crossings compared to 37 in 2019.  More on this interesting srory can be seen ...

MP tiger reserves on alert as potential danger to wildlife from Covid-19

MP tiger reserves on alert as potential danger to wildlife from Covid-19

Madhya Pradesh tiger reserves, national parks, sanctuaries, zoos and safaris have been put on alert following a ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) advisory regarding possibility of spread of COVID-19 virus among wild animals and also reports of deaths of lions due to COVID-19.   MP has the highest number of tigers in the country at 526, and a large array of wildlife.   More on this worrying report can be seen by following the link below.   
Pregnant tigress killed in Maharashtra

Pregnant tigress killed in Maharashtra

Pregnant tigress with 4 unborn cubs killed by poachers in Yavatmal, death toll of tigers in this year reaches 17 in the state.  Another incident of the brutal killing of a tiger has come to the fore in the state of Maharashtra. The forest and police department of the Pandharkawada division on Sunday, i.e April 25, found a four-year-old pregnant tigress in the Mukutban forest region.   “It is highly likely that the death of the tigress is the handiwork of some locals engaged in ...

Nylon rope around tiger's neck removed.

Nylon rope around tiger's neck removed.

Forest Department teams removed a piece of a nylon rope around a tiger’s neck, 113 days after the animal was spotted with it in the Kishanpur sanctuary area at Dudhwa. The tiger was carrying the nylon rope around his neck since December, according to officials.   that the tiger was finally spotted and tranquilised on Thursday night, after which the piece of the nylon rope was removed.  More on this report with a happy ending by following the link below.
Water shortage causing problem for wildlife

Water shortage causing problem for wildlife

Wildlife in Banke and Bardiya national parks have been hugely affected due to the drying up of water sources in the protected areas. The scarcity of water has led to more animals entering human settlements in search of water and causing human-wildlife conflict.  “There are a few streams that pass through the park forests but water level there sharply decreases during the dry season,” said Shyam Shah, the chief conservation officer at the Banke National Park.   “Wild ...

Family of 4 tigers missing at Ranthambhore

Family of 4 tigers missing at Ranthambhore

A tiger family of 4 have gone missing from Ranthambhore India's well known National Park. The 2 adult tigers and 2 cubs are missing from the non tourist section of the reserve and have not been seen for about 1 year. Experts have not ruled out the possibilty that they may have been poisoned by villagers who allow widespread grazing of their stock in the park. Forest department officials have so far failed to comment on the loss.  See link below for more on this worrying report.  ...

The new indigenous forest dwellers are the heroes of conservation

The new indigenous forest dwellers are the heroes of conservation

The experiment here in the Royal Belum State Park of Malaysia suggests one solution: The most effective way to protect forests and wildlife is to enlist the help of the communities who already live there and possess a unique body of knowledge of the landscape they live in.  Found only in Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand, the Malayan tiger is its own subspecies and is found nowhere else in the world. In the 1950s, it was estimated that 3,000 roamed our rainforests. Those figures h ...

Eight year old tiger bleeds to death in poachers trap

Eight year old tiger bleeds to death in poachers trap

Razor wire put up by poachers to catch deer, nilgai and wild boar ensnared a full grown tiger last Sunday which led to its painful and agonising death. Over the past 2 years in the same region over 5 other big cats have seen similar killings. Sources claim that the area has become a hotbed of big cat killings by poachers and in March 2019 a tiger was killed less than 12 km from the spot where the adult male tiger's body was discovered last Monday. More on this tragic event can be read by f ...