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Myanmar looking at India for advise in helping to increase tiger numbers

Myanmar looking at India for advise in helping to increase tiger numbers

A delegation from Myanmar is spending time in India for advice on increasing tiger numbers in their country. Myanmar has the largest tiger landscape in the world with about 20,000 sg.km.but being home to only about 30 tigers. In an effort to double its tiger population and reach the global target the delegation is seeking advice from India on the best ways forward to succeeding in increasing its tiger numbers.  Among the 13 tiger range countries India has about 60% of the worlds tiger pop ...

Solar powered pumps are being installed to quench the thirst of tigers and other forest animals in the summer.

Solar powered pumps are being installed to quench the thirst of tigers and other forest animals in the summer.

At Nagarahole and Bandipur more solar powered pumps are being installed to help fill the water tanks in an effort to help tigers and other forest dwelling wild animals find water during the very hot summer months of the year.  An existing pump at Nagarahole drew 60,000 to 70,000 litres of water to a tank drawing many wild animals including tigers to the site. More information can be found by following the link below.   http://bit.ly/2EDXpV3 ...

Almost 1,000 people take part in Karnataka's tiger census

Almost 1,000 people take part in Karnataka's tiger census

A census to estimate tiger numbers is taking place in five tiger reserves and three wildlife sanctuaries in the Indian State of Karnatika. The tiger census is being carried out on different dates throughout India where the last census in 2014 showed a wild tiger population throughout the country of between 1,945 to 2,491 big cats. Karnatika alone showed the largest number of tigers in India during the last census with a count of 406 animals. The world population of wild tigers stands at about ...

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 ...