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Tigers may not survive climate change

Tigers may not survive climate change

Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study.  The cats are among nearly 500,000 land species whose survival is in question because of threats to their natural habitats, according to a report by the UN published on Monday.  
Tiger reserve seeks to ban traffic on roads during nighttime

Tiger reserve seeks to ban traffic on roads during nighttime

Koka (100sqkm) was notified as a sanctuary in 2013 owing to its scientific and ecological importance and has presence of rich wildlife, including resident tigers. It is now part of Navegaon-Nagzira.  “Despite alternative routes available, outsiders take to these forest routes, mostly to pave way for illegally trafficking of sand from Wainganga river, wildlife sightings during night, and as short-cuts. Heavy traffic has led to wild animals’ deaths in road hits,” says a re ...

Yet another tiger hit and killed by a speeding train

Yet another tiger hit and killed by a speeding train

A speeding train ran over a tigress killing it in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh late on Tuesday night. The incident came to light early on Wednesday morning.  This is the second such instance of a tiger being killed by a speeding train in Andhra Pradesh. In 2014, a tiger was found dead on the railway track near Gajulapalli village, just outside the GBM sanctuary. A leopard was also killed by a speeding train near Chelima village in Nandyal forest division last November.  Please ...

Malaysia vows greater efforts to save the tiger

Malaysia vows greater efforts to save the tiger

 Speaking at the launch of the Save Our Malayan Tiger campaign, as part of events to mark the International World Wildlife Day, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Xavier Jeyakumar said his ministry, through its wildlife enforcement agency, would work with the Malaysian armed forces and Home Ministry to increase its presence in the areas where poachers operated.   The ministry said that the Malayan tiger, a subspecies of the big cat lives in Southern Thailand and  ...

A success story of tiger relocation

A success story of tiger relocation

A decade ago Panna tiger reserve became a huge success story with the relocation of tigers from other parts of India after loosing all its tigers.  Panna National Park was the second tiger reserve in India after Sariska to loose all its native tigers. Though tigers were repopulated in Sarsika before Panna, the latter has three times the number of the tigers in the former.  It was ten years back on March 3, 2009, that T1 tigress from Bandhavgarh was brought to Panna National Park that ...

36 Asiatic Lions to be reintroduced to the wild

36 Asiatic Lions to be reintroduced to the wild

The Gujarat forest department will take up the country’s biggest and most challenging effort to reintroduce big cats from captivity to the wild now that 36 Asiatic lions suspected to be infected with canine distemper virus (CDV) have been declared fit to return to their natural habitat, according to officials familiar with the development.  The 36 lions suspected to be infected with CDV were moved to the two care centres last October following deaths of over 25 lions over a month. I ...

Tiger walked over 300km in search of a home range.

Tiger walked over 300km in search of a home range.

A comparison of stripes from photographs taken during its journey prove its from MP say wildlife officials. 'This is our tiger. We have matched the images' said Ujjain chief conservator of forests, B S Annigiri. 'We were tracking it till it was out of our jurisdiction. Now it has reached Gujarat they will take care of it.  After all, animals have no borders' he added. Wildlife officers and environmentalists in MP are stunned at how the big cat crossed densely populated reg ...

Tigers in peril

Tigers in peril

The Royal Bengal Tiger is not only at the top of the food chain in the wild but constitutes a vital link in maintaining nature’s rich diversity and ecosystems. Will it become extinct?  A recent PTI report cites researchers as saying that rising sea levels, caused by climate change, could destroy the world’s biggest mangrove forest — Sunderbans — spanning more than 10,000 square kilometres in India and Bangladesh, in the next 50 years. It quotes Sharif Mukul, an ass ...

A fascinating and encouraging story on tigers living at high altitudes in India

A fascinating and encouraging story on tigers living at high altitudes in India

>Recent media coverage has reported the presence of a tiger population in the Idu Mishmi’s ancestral homeland of Dibang Valley. These tigers are unique as they reach impressive altitudes of 3,600m and feed on a unique prey assemblage composed of Mishmi takin, serow and Gongshan muntjac.  >But what makes these tigers truly unique isn’t just that they are such formidable mountaineers but the very reason for their existence in Dibang Valley – the Idu Mishmi people themselve ...