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The perils of having 'Tiger farms'

Some facilities are set up like petting zoos, with visitors allowed to handle and play with tiger cubs. Some offer circus-like shows. ...

Thai temple banned from making money off tigers

Thailand's controversial "Tiger Temple" has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in their care, the parks department said Saturday, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in Thailand's western Kanchanaburi province has long proved a hit among visitors who flock there to visit the monks and be photographed next to their huge feline pets. But the temple has long had a controversial reputation ...

Tadoba-Andhari & Gir March 2015

Tadoba-Andhari & Gir March 2015

I arrived at my lodge in Tadoba during the evening of the 16 March at the outset of a severe thunderstorm that fortunately cleared in the early morning allowing no disruption of my first drive in the park.  This was to be my first visit to this tiger reserve comprising mainly of teak and bamboo. It is home to about sixty tigers.  During my stay I was able to photograph a young male leopard walking through the tall grass.  Surprisingly a few minutes later three Chital deer   ...

Norway - February 2015

Norway - February 2015

For a week this month I visited Flatanger in Norway, a three hour car journey from Trondheim. In an attempt to photograph Sea eagles with my guide, we sailed the fjords and successfully spent time with several of the eagles each having a territory of their own.  Visiting a mountain hide, I was surprised to witness Sea eagles feeding on carrion - another photographic opportunity!  The photograph is of a Seaa Eagle as it attempts to make a catch. A small number of photographs from my t ...

Orphaned tiger cub now a fearless tiger princess

The story of the orphaned cub is so entrancing, in fact, that big cat biologists are comparing it to a fairytale. In it, not only is an orphaned cub saved, but she, in turn, may save a whole forested area–filling it with the tigers who once roamed here.  ...

New census shows India's tiger population increased

A census found 2,226 tigers in India last year compared with 1,706 in 2010, officials in New Delhi announced. "While the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India. We have increased by 30 per cent from the last count. That is a huge success story," Javadekar said at the release of the census. ...

Tigress travels 70km from one protected to another

Quite a few migrations have been reported from Nagzira earlier too. In 2009, it was Prince, who travelled to Pench followed by another male Aayat, who moved along Balaghat-Kanha corridor in February 2013. During the same year, another male Jai reached Umred-Karhandla sanctuary, travelling 120km.  Please follow link below to the report in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/1xuNDQ2 ...

Russia plans overall tiger census

The two-week census scheduled to start on January 26 will involve some 2,000 environmentalists who will measure and identify tiger tracks, the ministry said. Please follow link below to read the story in the Russia and India report. ...

Tigers in India are dying in record numbers

Of this number, only 82 tigers died due to natural reasons. More than 70 per cent of tiger deaths were due to poaching or reasons that forest departments have not been able to establish yet. http://bit.ly/1yqrUGR ...