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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 ...

Tigers under threat in Indian forest that inspired 'The Jungle Book'.

The tigress lay partly obscured by a lantana bush, attracting a crowd of nature tourists with safari gear and long camera lenses who assumed she was napping in the sun.   But when the tiger nicknamed Baghinnala didn’t move, park rangers eventually realized the awful truth — she was dead, along with two of her four cubs. She had been poisoned.  Baghinnala’s death, along with those of five other tigers from the famous reserve this year, has again focused attention on ...

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 ...

Sumatran Tiger rescued from wild boar snare in west Sumatra

The team arrived in the area at 11:30 a.m. local time and managed to rescue the tiger, which had been trapped since Tuesday (May 24), after making the big cat unconscious by shooting a tranquilizer dart, Head of Area III Conservation of West Sumatra BKSDA Surajiya stated here on Friday.  See link below to read the story at Anrara News  http://bit.ly/1OSY2c5 ...