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Worrying news from Ranthambhore as 'Machali' goes missing

Worrying news from Ranthambhore as 'Machali' goes missing

I learnt today that Ranthambhore's well known tigress 'Machali' has not been seen for about two weeks.  'Machali' is a tigress whose fortunes I have been following for many years and has produced four litters of cubs. Now at over 16 years of age she no longer has any canine teeth although only last May I witnessed her on an adult Samba deer kill which she was relishing. I hope that she will be found safe and well although I do have strong doubts that she wiil be s ...

Tiger pug marks found in Dewas forest in India

Good news for tigers. Forest Department have found two pairs of unknown tiger pugmaks in Dewas forest in India.  Extra vigil now taking place to protect the tigers from poachers. See link below to read the story in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/LEVZhb ...

Three thousand Wild Tigers in Asia.

A most interesting and well written article in 12 parts on the current state of tiger conservation in Asia. Amongst the many points raised in the article is the fact that there are as many tigers in captivity in Texas as there are wild tigers in Asia!   http://bit.ly/1cn6prL ...

Tigers or Coal? India makes a choice

India has to make a stark chioce between its National Animal the tiger or coal.  If the choice is coal it will be a short term solution as it will run out in a few years time. I cannot understand why more attention is not given to solar energy as once set up will cost virtually nothing to run and with the amount of sunshine in India it would seem to be a logical way forward. See link below to read the report in the Huffington Post. http://huff.to/1d9QoW5 ...

Tiger conservation gets EUR 20 million boost from Germany

Germany has made a very generous donation of EUR 20 million to a tiger conservation programme managed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The programme is to help increase the number of wild tigers and also to improve the livelyhoods of communities living in close to the tigers habitat. See link below to read the story in the news report by IUCN. http://bit.ly/1dswGeg   ...

Palm oil company fined millions for burning Sumatran forest

The tragedy of the Palm Oil industry in Indonesia is highlighted again by the continual destruction of the valuable rain forests in Sumatra. The forests are the home of many endangered species including the Sumatran tiger, rhino, elephant and last but not least the gentle orangutan whose forest home is being burnt and destroyed by ruthless companies in the rush to gain more land for Palm oil plantations.  Please see link below to read the story published by the Environment News Service. ...

Tiger and leopard poaching cases have been pending for almost 40 years in MP courts

This is a sad indictment of the legal system in Madhya Pradesh where over 200 cases of tiger and leopard poaching that are being tried in the courts are taking so long to reach a conclusion.  I wonder how serious is the State in saving India's precious wildlife from poaching. Unfortunately tigers and leopards cannot vote!!  See the link below to read the report in the Economic Times. http://bit.ly/1lPRvTb ...

Tiger kills villager at Tadoba

Although an extremely sad situation with a villager being killed by a tiger- the villagers should not have been in the core area of park collecting wood. Surely they must have known the danger involved in entering the core which is of course the tigers protected area.  See link below to the report in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/1gpQgGj ...