A very worrying trend of tiger deaths has been reported in the State of Kanataka over the past 9 months including the siezure last week of a tiger pelt at a town near Mysuru. Over the past 2 years snaring has accounted for the deaths of 4 tigers in the past 2 years. Of the 11 tigers lost in the last 9 months various reasons including poisoning, snaring, electrocution and infighting over lack of forest territory. More on this report can be seen by following the link below.
Forest officials are considering using 'Calvin Klein' perfume to attract the elusive tigress T1 in the State of Maharashtra, notwithstanding a fresh search operation in Londi forest last Monday. This perfume has been used before in both India and the US in an effort to attract nocturnal animals Telangana officials are also considering using the same perfume in the Mancherial district where tigress K4 is located with a wire snare attached to her body. More can be read by f ...
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, commonly known at CITES,suspects the illegal trade in tigers is still flourishing in Thailand, but Thai authorities say they guarantee all the questions raised by the organization will be answered. On Wednesday, Cites announced it will commission a report on the tiger population in Thailand and raised questions about tiger farms and breeding tigers, as many farms do not allow visitors yet still generate ...
The Nepalese Government have announced that the number of wild tigers in the country has almost doubled to 235 since 2009. This increase in tiger numbers means that Nepal is the first 'tiger state' to double its wild tiger population that was agreed by the 'Tiger Nations' at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summitt in 2010. The tiger census was conducted with camera traps between November 2017 and April 2018. The previous tiger census in 2013 arrived at a population o ...
Tiger experts at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) have indicated the need for 41 of India's tiger reserves which contain less than 20 breeding male and female tigers to be 'connected' to the remaining 9 tiger reserves in the country that contain a much higher population of the animals. WII have set out the criteria required for the breeding value of the big cats. Only those reserves with at least 20 breeding units with a tiger and tigress comprising of 1 unit qualify whi ...
The notorious tigress T.1 was nearly caught and tranquilised yesterday by the special veterinary team from Madhya Pradesh when the controversial shooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan and his team reached and camped in the area where the tiger was expected causing her to vanish into the dense forest. It appears that this sorry state of affairs could have been brought to a sucessful conclusion had the veterinary team from Madhya Pradesh be ...
Sadly approval has been obtained from India's Supreme Court to shoot to kill a tigress who has 2 cubs in the western State of Maharashtra as it is condidered to be a man-eater. It is thought that tigress T.1 is responsible for the deaths of 13 people of which 3 were killed last August. However conservationists questioned the evidence that this tigress was responsible for all the deaths which is the reason for the case being considered by the Supreme Court. The Court decided to ...
A tigress that was relocated from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh last June has finally been released into the wild at Satkosia tiger reserve to join a male tiger from Kanha tiger reserve that had also recently been released into Satkosia. It is hoped that the 2 tigers will help increase the nunber of big cats into the reserve. Before release the tigress had been housed in a specialized enclosure within Satkosia while her health and psychological status could be monitored bef ...
Rhinoceros unicornus), the fame of Chitwan was soon usurped by the tiger’s elusive glamour, the undisputed star of the show. Even the Latin name resonates with awe and mystery: ...
The Madhya Pradesh state government have put on hold the relocation of 4 tigers to Odisha's Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The decision is due to reports of resentment among forest dwellers that the 2 tigers already relocated in the first phase have a history of attacking humans. In June of this year a pair of tigers from Ka ...
At the request of the villagers 75 families have been transported from their village within the core area of Similipal together with their household items and livestock by the authorities. Around 200 people belonging to 75 families have been relocated under the State government's voluntary relocation policy. Each family are provided with Rs 10 lakh plus 10 decimals of land and a further RS 1.30 lakh for home construction. The move is an effort by the wildlife authorities to relocate ...
12 fishermen are arrested under the wildlife protection act. When the fishermen were rounded up on Wednesday, they at first claimed to be trying to save the tiger rather than attacking it. "We showed them the video, which contains audio of some of the accused egging each other on to jab at the animal with bamboo poles. None of them had a satisfactory explanation for that," a police officer said. conviction makes them liable for a jail sentence of three to seven years. Mor ...
The delay in the arrival of the monsoon is causing the Forest Department to take urgent action to fill water holes and reservoirs in the protected area so as to ensure an available water supply for tigers and other wildlife. In addition new water holes are being considered in view of the distance between the existing water bodies and the difference in density of the wildlife population in various sections of Philibhit Tiger Reserve. To add to the problem herbivores are suffering from the ...
In the past tigers have been relocatated to reserves withinthe same State but this is the first time that a relocation has taken place between two different States. The tiger was tranquilised and then carefully transported to its new home at Satkosia reserve in Odisha's Angul district to help repopulate the State's dwindling tiger population. If all goes well then 5 more