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 ...
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 ...
The fourteen tigers at Sariska are soon likely to be joined by a fifteenth tigress from Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. During 2005 Sariska lost all its tigers to poaching. Since then the authorities have been working to reintoduce the big cats from neighbouring Ranthambhore that enjoys an excellent density of tigers. At present there are two dominant male tigers at Sariska and to maintain the ideal ratio of one male tiger to thre ...
Published In a recent journal by the Society of Population Ecology the Indian section of the Sunderbans has a carrying capacity of 4.68 tigers per 100km basen on Chittal numbers and biomass within the mangoves. Given that the total habital area for the tiger amounts to about 2,325 sq km and that the latest tiger estmates for the area amount to about 90 aminals then there is concern that the carrying capacity has almost arrived. More tigers could possibly lead to overcrowding and cause th ...
At a recent census in the Bangladesh section of the Sunderbans no more than 100 tigers were reported. During the previous census in 2004 around 400 tigers were logged but that was before the latest methology of using camera traps to photograph and record the movements of the big cats. Previously the pug mark method was used which was renound in providing an unreliable count of wildlife. Therefore although the latest figure is disappointing it has to be said that the 2004 figure did ...
As the 29 July arrives and known to all tiger lovers as Global Tiger Day I would particularly like to remember Ustad T.24 no longer the proud and dominant male tiger of Ranthambhore National Park but instead languishing in captivity at a zoo in Udaipur. Slated by some as a 'man-eater' in yet within his former home range was acess to a fort and temple where thousands of pilgrims walked each year and not on one ocassion did Ustad ever show ...
In India's Sunderbans National Park there is good news for the tiger as their numbers are holding up with a population of about 86 excluding sub-adults and cubs. In addition less human lives are being lost due mainly to the excellent work being carried out by the dedicated staff of the Forest department. The Sunderbans which is spread over both India and Bangladesh is a UN listed World Heritage site containing the world's largest mangrove forest. In the Bangladesh area of the for ...