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Efforts to save wild tigers must be redoubled

Efforts to save wild tigers must be redoubled

A hard hiting thesis by tiger expert John Goodrich on more efforts that need to be made to help save and increase wild tiger numbers in Asia.  See the link below to read John Goddrich's most interesting and well thought out theory on moving tiger conservation forward. https://bit.ly/3bLdd9E ...

The increased threat to tigers and other wildlife due to lockdown

The increased threat to tigers and other wildlife due to lockdown

An extract of an article written by world renowned tiger authority Dr.K.Ullas Karanth on the increased danger to tigers and other wildlife due to the present lockdown.  "However, I do believe from the perspective of wild tiger conservation in India, that the issue is being blown out of proportion in the media although this may be out of genuine concern. Although I am not a specialist in viral transmission, it is well known that coronaviruses do affect other mammal species and transmi ...

Increased threat of tiger poaching due to lockdown

Increased threat of tiger poaching due to lockdown

An extract of an article written by world renowned tiger authority Dr.K.Ullas Karanth on the increased danger to tigers and other wildlife due to the present lockdown.  "However, I do believe from the perspective of wild tiger conservation in India, that the issue is being blown out of proportion in the media although this may be out of genuine concern. Although I am not a specialist in viral transmission, it is well known that coronaviruses do affect other mammal species and transmi ...

Concern for tigers from canine distemper

Concern for tigers from canine distemper

WWF-Malaysia Tiger Landscape Lead Dr Mark Rayan Darmaraj told the  that in the case of an outbreak, dogs living in close proximity to the forest fringes, particularly in villages, plantations and logging camps, could be tested for the presence of CDV antibodies and vaccinated if the tests came back positive.  ...

Philbhit tigers living in sugar cane fields may be relocated

Philbhit tigers living in sugar cane fields may be relocated

The Uttar Pradesh forest department has given in-principle approval to a plan to relocate 10 tigers that have made the sugarcane fields outside the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve their home. The effort is to minimise the danger of human-animal conflict in an area where human casualties are among the highest in the vicinity of a wildlife sanctuary in India.  The tiger population inside the horseshoe-shaped reserve is at the saturation level, prompting 10 of the big cats to make their home in the s ...

India can never turn its back on tigers

India can never turn its back on tigers

Over half the worlds wild tiger population remain in India but require constant monitoring and protection says wildlife biologist George Schaller.  biologist, conservationist and author, has spent a lifetime studying some of the world’s most elusive species: mountain gorillas in central Africa, snow leopards in the Himalayas, giant pandas in China, and jaguars in South America. He is senior conservationist at the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).  There has be ...

Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary being notified at a Tiger Reserve

Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary being notified at a Tiger Reserve

The current area of this prposed new tiger reserve is approximately 149sqkm and with about a further 40sqkm of adjoining forest without any villages being scheduled to be added where already an existing tiger population resides. There are 10-12 resident tigers at large in the sanctuary.   NTCA guidlines maintain that viable tiger populations and life support ecological systems in natural wilderness areas require a minimum inviolate space of 800-1,000 sqkm to support a viable population ...

Ranthambhore's well known tiger passes away.

Ranthambhore's well known tiger passes away.

A famous male tiger named Zalim T25 was found dead in Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan. He was the same tiger who reared two small orphan cubs.  Hindustan TimesZalim will continue to be remembered for a rather heartwarming and rare act that he did - that of rearing orphan twin cubs of T-5 tigress who died in 2011. The two female cubs - around three-months-old at that time - named Bina -1 and Bina-2 were 'adopted by Zalim who kept all other animals away from them. Without ...