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72 Tiger deaths to July 2016 in India

Giving details, the official said, “with tiger density on the rise in many PT areas, there are increasing number of territorial fight fatality cases. Also, many young and weak old tigers get knocked out to non-protected fringes, where they come in clash with local populations, often succumbing to retaliation by humans. Male tigers often kill cubs to force the tigers to mate or even kill an unwilling tigress with cubs. Sometimes tigers are also found to have died after consuming herbivore ...

On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo

On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo

 in Rajasthan" is living in captivity in a small enclosed area without official sanction, an 

A very worrying trend of increased tiger deaths in India.

"73 cases of tiger mortality have been reported by the states till date which inter alia include 21 cases of confirmed poaching including seizure, seven cases due to natural and other causes while 45 cases are under scrutiny," Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.  See link below to read the report in the Indian Express. http://bit.ly/2ad4NI8 ...

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. July 2016

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. July 2016

A second visit for me to this wonderful wildlife park where I was hoping to photograph Ospreys as they went about their daily search for fish in the clear waters of the Cairngorms.  During my visit, each day I was fortunate enough to photograph these magnificent raptors as they swooped down into the water to grab Brown trout.  A picture of a successful dive can be seen above and more in the  ...

Only 3 tigers but 3,000 buffalos at Palamu Tiger Reserve

The expansive Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR), Jharkhand’s lone protected tiger den, is gradually turning into a cowshed with milkmen from Bihar, Chattisgarh and surrounding locals areas encroaching the reserve to let their cattle graze, forest officials said.   A three-day monitoring drive carried out across the reserve last month led to the discovery of temporary cow shelters, called khatals, spread around the buffer zone. In some areas, the herds had encroached upon core areas as well ...

Tribals join in tiger conservation at Kanha National Park

are playing a vital role in tiger conservation by helping forest officials in providing protection to the big cats and other wild animals living in the Kanha National Park.  that is reliant on the forest, had been living in 28 villages within the Kanha National Park until 1968, after which they were relocated.    ...

Tourism industry complicit in Tigers temple horror

Meanwhile in Thailand, a grisly drama was playing out at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok. The place – the polar opposite of a true Tiger Reserve like the one I have just come out from - has been a top tourist attraction for many years, despite misgivings as to what goes on there.   Please follow the link below to read the story in The Straits Times. http://bit.ly/1YaFH1A ...

Forty dead tiger cubs found in freezer at tiger Temple

Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple.  At last the so called 'Tiger temple' has been exposed for the cruelty and money making organisation for which it is. Thank goodness that the tigers are now in the process of being removed to safety by the Thai Authotities.  See the link below to read more on this sad story. http://bbc.in/1TPG3dO ...

Pench and Tadoba reserves May 2016

Pench and Tadoba reserves May 2016

I left for India on the 6 May. Arriving in Delhi, I took an internal flight to Nagpur, my final destination being Pench.  Four days spent here provided no tiger sightings. Sadly a few weeks before I arrived at the reserve a well known tigress and two of her cubs were found poisoned at a water hole. I understand that those concerned were attempting to poach deer but a beautiful tigress and her cubs were also killed.  Leaving Pench we drove to Tadoba for a stay of nine days. Each day a ...