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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 ...

Electrocution the scouge of Indian wildlife

Electrocution the scouge of Indian wildlife

Yet another tiger is electrocuted by farmers in Vidarbha trying to stop herbivores from entering their fields and eating crops.  In some districts farmers erect high voltage electric fencing around their farms to protect crops, and sometimes tigers become its victims. Sadly two tigers have met the same death this month alone.  A Forest dept. official has stated that an effort will be made to educate farmers to use solar ...

Tigress returns to its forest home after straying into a tourist resort.

Tigress returns to its forest home after straying into a tourist resort.

A tigress walked into the grounds of a tourist lodge in Karnatika last weekend probably in search food but has since returned to its forest home having been tracked by forest dept.staff on elephants. It appears that the tiger may have been attracted by a substantial number of wild boar that are present on the edge of the forest. Unfortunately waste from some lodges are not disposed of properly and just left on the ground which in turn attracts ...

Indian tiger reserve to double in size.

Indian tiger reserve to double in size.

Mudumalai tiger reserve is about to double in size with 367.59 sqkm of buffer forest land to be incorporated into its core area.  This will therefore increase the total size of the reserve to about 690 sqkm, which will allow greater movement for  tigers, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs plus herbivores such as elephants, bison and deer.  More on this good news article for tigers and other indigenous wildlife can be seen by fol ...

A glimmer of hope for the Sumatran tiger

A glimmer of hope for the Sumatran tiger

An increase in tiger numbers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra gives hope to saving this small number of island tigers from extinction. Numbers of tigers have signifigently increased over the past decade to 2015 due mainly to increased protection with regular patrolling helping to slow down illegal habitat encroachment and poaching. >Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park woul ...

17 tigers lost in Madhya Pradesh in 2017

17 tigers lost in Madhya Pradesh in 2017

Statistics produced by India's National Tiger Consevation Authority (NTCA) show that at least 17 tigers have been lost this year in the once popularly known 'tiger state' of Madhya Pradesh. According  to NTCA figures over 71 tigers have been reported lost in India from the beginning of this year up until the 29 September. However in reality the figure is probably considerably higher with many tiger losses going unreported. Sadl ...

India and Nepal are co-operating on a joint tiger census

India and Nepal are co-operating on a joint tiger census

For the first time India and Nepal are shortly to carry out a joint tiger count in their respective tiger reserves and protected areas. Camera traps will be installed in tiger habitats and buffer zones which should avoid the duplication of tigers that stray between both countries.  The last tiger census in Nepal took place in 2013 when about 200 tigers were recorded.  More on this report can be found by following this link to
Another interesting article on the importance of tiger corridors.

Another interesting article on the importance of tiger corridors.

Although in recent years we have seen a modest increase in tiger numbers within India the worry that many conservationists have put forward is the lack of connectivity beween the protected areas. A good example is Ranthambhore which arguably is the most recognised tiger reserve in India and contains an estimated population of 60 tigers.  However the lack of a contiguous forest area between the reserve and its near ...

Kazakhstan to be the first country to reintroduce tigers into the wild

Kazakhstan to be the first country to reintroduce tigers into the wild

It has been reported in The Guardian that Kazakhstan is to make ready a former tiger habitat where tigers are to be reintroduced after the last tiger was lost some 70 years ago.  Tigers will be introduced into an arra known as Ili-Balkhash which forms part of the tigers former historical range.  Much work needs to be carried out before the first tigers arrive ...