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State awaiting go ahead to release Avani's sub-adult cub back into the forest.

State awaiting go ahead to release Avani's sub-adult cub back into the forest.

Hopefully Avani's cub will shortly be released into the wild.  After failing to release the female cub (T1C2) of alleged man-eater tigress T1 or Avni last year, the Maharashtra forest department has yet again decided to go ahead with the plan this year post monsoon.  T1C2, now a sub-adult tigress, aged two-and-a-half years, has been kept in captivity in a 4.5-hectare (ha) area in Pench Tiger Reserve since December 22, 2018. She was captured around a month after Avni was shot dead ...

Beautiful Amur tigress takes her 3 cubs to a lake.

Beautiful Amur tigress takes her 3 cubs to a lake.

Beautiful Amur tigress walks with her 3 cubs to a lake in the forest.  The core population is under the protection of the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, established by the Russian government to seek to save the endangered species from extinction. More on this fascinating story including a video at the time can be seen by following this link below.   https://bit.ly/2NPQYoA ...

Proposed tiger translocation from Corbett to Rajaji tiger reserves.

Proposed tiger translocation from Corbett to Rajaji tiger reserves.

First tiger translocation in Uttarakhand from Corbett to Rajaji Tiger Reserve in October.  >Initially, five tigers, including two young males and three females, will be shifted in a phased manner to Rajaji’s western part that has not reported any breeding of the animals in about a decade.  >Initially, five tigers, including two young males and three females, will be shifted in a phased manner to Rajaji’s western part that has not reported any breeding of the animals ...

Tigress and cub not yet reunited.

Tigress and cub not yet reunited.

Efforts by Forest Dept. to reunite a tigress with her estranged cub are still ongoing as the most recent attempt failed probably because 3 months had elapsed since the two were together. Also the cub was in a cage when the proposed reintroduction took place. However a further attempt will shortly be made. More on the story can be read by following the link below. https://bit.ly/2BE71Dj           ...

Tigress and cubs poisoned in the Tadoba buffer area

Mahua flower collectors poison tigress, her cubs near Tadoba, 3 arrested.   After the carcasses of three tigers were found in a span of five days (June 10-14) in the buffer area of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur, the forest department on Wednesday arrested three people that confessed to poisoning the big cats.  Meanwhile, the forest department suspects there could be a third cub of the tigress, which may have also died. “We were informed that the mother had t ...

Hopefully tigress from Odisha to return to MP.

Hopefully tigress from Odisha to return to MP.

Paving the way for re-wilding tigress Sundari, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked Madhya Pradesh Government to shift the big cat from Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha at the earliest. The direction from NTCA came after Madhya Pradesh wildlife wing expressed its reluctance to restore Sundari back to the landscape from where it had been translocated to Odisha as part of country’s first big cat relocation project in 2018 citing difficulties in re-wilding of the tig ...

Increases in both the human and tiger population causing problems

Increases in both the human and tiger population causing problems

Authorities in Maharashtra fear there could be a sharp increase in instances of man-animal conflicts or wildlife officials being called in to capture tigers responsible for killing humans if steps aren’t taken to control the tiger population across central India.  Nitin Kakodkar, the principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) of the state, said more incidents of tigers being captured or man-animal conflicts should be expected without population control measures in place acros ...

Some male tigers might be sterilised or relocated.

Some male tigers might be sterilised or relocated.

Even as the state forest department’s proposal for conservation translocation of 50 tigers from Chandrapur district has stirred up a debate among greens, another idea to sterilize 20 male tigers to control their growing numbers has been floated. More on this interesting article can be seen by following the link below .https://bit.ly/2X7U5he   ...

Tigers at risk over vast roadwork planned across Asia

Tigers at risk over vast roadwork planned across Asia

Tiger habitats are under threat from nearly 24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) of new roads to be built by 2050.  The explosion of new roads is driven in part by global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Road construction contributes to three major threats to tigers: degradation of habitat, prey depletion, and poaching.  More on this worrying trend on destroying tiger habitat by following the link below. https ...

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Babesiosis outbreak in Gujarat’s Gir causes death of 23 Asiatic lions.  All the big cats, who died, were from one small part of the park and may have got infected by consuming an animal, an official said.  An outbreak of Babesiosis caused by a protozoan parasite has reportedly caused the death of several lions in India’s only wild abode for Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir National Park, in the last three months, officials said on Thursday. See the link below to ...