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
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 ...
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 ...
Manganese Ore India has sought diversion of 24.37 hectares of an important protected tiger reserve forest corridor at Pench-Nagzira tiger reserve for the purpose of manganese mining. Initially the Ore company are seeking permission to drill 39 bore holes in 2.18 hectares of forest land and if the presence of ore is found then the land diversion will be sought. The forest area conc ...
Scientists from 5 Indian institutes have carried out a detailed study of genetic variation in a sample of India's tigers. In particular concern has been raised over the comparitively isolated tiger population of Ranthambhore where the risk of inbreeding due to their isolation from tigers in other areas is great. 6 ...
Corbett reports the highest density of tigers in India where numbers have increased from 163 last year to 208 in 2017. However, within the last 8 months 5 tigers have been found dead at Corbett and a total of 12 tigers died in different circumstances throughout Uttarakhand. It is reported in the Hindus ...
A joint effort between the Cambodian goverment and a group of non government organisations are discussing the possibilty of increasing the numbers of wild tigers in the northeastern region of Cambodia. By increasing tiger numbers and therefore greater tourist numbers to the region local people would benefit from the income produced as can be seen from other countires that have developed tourism on the back of tiger conservation ...
Over 300 animals have drowned so far after the second wave of floods hit Kaziranga. Flooding each year as the the mighty Bramaputra river rises during the monsoon period brings huge benefits to the eco system of the park allowing the grass plains to thrive which in turn provides food for the large herbivore popultion. However at the same time many of its animals cannot escape the rising ...
In the past 3 months 6 human deaths have been reported at Pilibhit. In 2014 Pilibhit was declared a tiger reserve and this helped create a sucess story for tiger conservation with the big cat population increasing from 28 to about 50. However at Pilibhit and a small number of other tiger reserves a common denominator can be recognised as the main causes of human injury and deaths. As an example at Pilibhit villagers are grow ...