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Poacher arrested with 5 tiger skins and bones

Acting on a tip-off, Ramchandra alias Chander was arrested with tiger skins and bones weighing 125 kg from Shaympur area of the district, a release from Uttarakhand Police's Special Task Force said.  See link below to read the report in the Press trust of India. http://bit.ly/1YSwfhK ...

Two new Tiger cubs sighted at Panna

After the tragedy of the loss of all of Panna's tigers to poaching it is gratifying to learn that one of the relocated tigress's at the reserve has given birth to a third litter of two cubs.  Now the population of relocated tigers including those that have since been born at the reserve has grown to thirty two.  Let us all hope that with proper protection the present tiger population will survive and be able to increase their numbers further.  See link below to read the ...

Wild Tiger population on the increase in Thailand.

The team of Thai and international scientists said that Thailand was the only place in Southeast Asia where tigers are confirmed to be increasing in population, and believe even better days lay ahead for the beautiful animals.  The study findings came after the Thai government teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society to establish an intensive patrol system in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani to curb poaching of tigers and their prey and to try to boost the wi ...

Poaching still a major threat to tigers.

The latest arrests were made in Pahalwanpur in Kailali district on Wednesday, where police held eight persons, including six Indian nationals of a nomadic community involved in poaching for generations. In Kailali alone, three arrests related to tiger poaching have been made in the past one year. http://bit.ly/1QbfDSd ...

Road accident takes the lives of three precious tigers

If not for the tragic accident that killed the two-month pregnant tigress on Friday morning along the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2), we would have three tigers – one mother and her two cubs -roaming the jungles of Peninsular Malaysia in a matter of months. See link below to read the report in FMT News. http://bit.ly/1okTHrr ...

Malayan tiger on the brink of extinction.

Recent evidence suggests that Malaysia only has about 250-340 tigers left in the wild, so the loss of even a single individual is a huge blow to the tiger population. Based on official figures, parts from a mind-boggling 92 tigers were seized in Peninsular Malaysia from 2000 to 2012. This remains the tip of the iceberg however, as for every successful seizure there are undoubtedly many more that go undetected.  See link below to read the report in the FMT.

Thailand's so called 'Tiger Temple' accused of supplying the black market.

Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market.  ...

Good news for Tigers in Karnataka

The state forest department and the National Tiger Conservation Association also favour more tiger reserves for the state which has the most number of tigers in India. From the earlier estimate of 406 tigers, the tiger population in Karnataka has now gone slightly up.   ...

Karnataka has over 406 wild tigers

he census report released by the Wildlife Institute of India omitted protected areas like Male Mahadeshwara (MM Hills) Wildlife Sanctuary and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary , traditionally not known for tigers. Now, a scientific analysis of 1,933 sqkm done through camera-trapping has found a healthy tiger population in the two protected areas. While at MM Hills, 12 tigers were discovered, two were documented at Cauvery ."These areas have the potential to double their tiger count within five y ...

More information on the cruel and illegal shifting of Ustad from Ranthambhore to a zoo.

The Indian Express had sought the chain of communication between the NTCA and Rajasthan government over the moving of T24, through an RTI plea filed to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.  The continuing sad saga surrounding the cruel capture of Ustad T.24 from his forest home and subsequent incarceration at a zoo.  Follow link below to read the report in the Indian Express. http://bit.ly/1O6INvf ...