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Pregnant tigress killed in Maharashtra

Pregnant tigress killed in Maharashtra

Pregnant tigress with 4 unborn cubs killed by poachers in Yavatmal, death toll of tigers in this year reaches 17 in the state.  Another incident of the brutal killing of a tiger has come to the fore in the state of Maharashtra. The forest and police department of the Pandharkawada division on Sunday, i.e April 25, found a four-year-old pregnant tigress in the Mukutban forest region.   “It is highly likely that the death of the tigress is the handiwork of some locals engaged in ...

Nylon rope around tiger's neck removed.

Nylon rope around tiger's neck removed.

Forest Department teams removed a piece of a nylon rope around a tiger’s neck, 113 days after the animal was spotted with it in the Kishanpur sanctuary area at Dudhwa. The tiger was carrying the nylon rope around his neck since December, according to officials.   that the tiger was finally spotted and tranquilised on Thursday night, after which the piece of the nylon rope was removed.  More on this report with a happy ending by following the link below.
Water shortage causing problem for wildlife

Water shortage causing problem for wildlife

Wildlife in Banke and Bardiya national parks have been hugely affected due to the drying up of water sources in the protected areas. The scarcity of water has led to more animals entering human settlements in search of water and causing human-wildlife conflict.  “There are a few streams that pass through the park forests but water level there sharply decreases during the dry season,” said Shyam Shah, the chief conservation officer at the Banke National Park.   “Wild ...

Family of 4 tigers missing at Ranthambhore

Family of 4 tigers missing at Ranthambhore

A tiger family of 4 have gone missing from Ranthambhore India's well known National Park. The 2 adult tigers and 2 cubs are missing from the non tourist section of the reserve and have not been seen for about 1 year. Experts have not ruled out the possibilty that they may have been poisoned by villagers who allow widespread grazing of their stock in the park. Forest department officials have so far failed to comment on the loss.  See link below for more on this worrying report.  ...

The new indigenous forest dwellers are the heroes of conservation

The new indigenous forest dwellers are the heroes of conservation

The experiment here in the Royal Belum State Park of Malaysia suggests one solution: The most effective way to protect forests and wildlife is to enlist the help of the communities who already live there and possess a unique body of knowledge of the landscape they live in.  Found only in Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand, the Malayan tiger is its own subspecies and is found nowhere else in the world. In the 1950s, it was estimated that 3,000 roamed our rainforests. Those figures h ...

Eight year old tiger bleeds to death in poachers trap

Eight year old tiger bleeds to death in poachers trap

Razor wire put up by poachers to catch deer, nilgai and wild boar ensnared a full grown tiger last Sunday which led to its painful and agonising death. Over the past 2 years in the same region over 5 other big cats have seen similar killings. Sources claim that the area has become a hotbed of big cat killings by poachers and in March 2019 a tiger was killed less than 12 km from the spot where the adult male tiger's body was discovered last Monday. More on this tragic event can be read by f ...

Concern over the fragmentation of tiger habitat

Concern over the fragmentation of tiger habitat

The study published in journal of Molecular Biology and Evolution published on February 16 suggests that these four tiger subspecies are genetically distinct but there is inbreeding among Indian tigers, which is a result of isolated populations due to habitat loss. “What the paper points out is that although Indian tigers as a whole (all Indian tigers looked at in this study) have the highest amount of variation compared to any other subspecies, some Indian tigers do show signs of possib ...

Satellite technology used to study tiger behaviour, movement and response to disturbances

Satellite technology used to study tiger behaviour, movement and response to disturbances

The latest tiger census report, released in 2018, put the number of big cats in the country at 235, nearly double the recorded 121 in 2009. The achievement made Nepal the first country on track to meet the international commitment of the 13 tiger range countries to double their tiger populations from the base of 2010, estimated to be between 3,200 and 3,500 worldwide, by 2022.  The impressive ...

19 Tiger deaths reported in Tamil Nadu in last 3 years

19 Tiger deaths reported in Tamil Nadu in last 3 years

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has reported 19 tiger deaths in the last three years of which nine are under scrutiny including the infamous poisoning deaths at Pollachi in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) last year.  In all, India has lost a staggering 303 tigers since 2018, of which 109 are deemed natural, seven unnatural but not attributed to poaching (includes tigers which died due to accidents, were eliminated in conflict events etc), 55 from poaching, 27 from seizures and 105 deaths are still u ...

Tamil Nadu to have India's 51st tiger reserve

Tamil Nadu to have India's 51st tiger reserve

Tamil Nadu to get its fifth tiger reserve between Meghamalai and SrivilliputConservationists believe that by declaring the Meghamalai-Srivilliputhur Tiger reserve, there are great chances for the Vaigai River rejuvenation. India presently has 50 tiger reserves and the latest addition in Tamil Nadu will become the country’s 51st reserve. Kalakkad Mundanthurai was Tamil Nadu’s first Tiger reserve, created between 1988 and 1989. Then came Anamalai and Mudumalai formed between 2008 and ...

Sundarbans tigers under increased threat from poachers

Sundarbans tigers under increased threat from poachers

  Sundarbans under red alert to stop poaching, trafficking of wildlife. “The forest rangers have been given strict instructions to perform their duties. In addition, instructions have been given to intensify patrols inside the forest,” Sundarbans East Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Mohammad Belayet Hossain said. At the same time, a temporary ban has also been imposed on the movement of small dinghy boats in the forest and the Forest Department has also announced t ...

India recorded over 100 tiger deaths last year

India recorded over 100 tiger deaths last year

tigers in 2020 due to various causes ranging from terrirorial fights, poacing, road accidents,and natural causes.  According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the apex body formed by the ministry of environment and forests to keep check on the status of big cats in India the number of tigers killed in 2020 was 106.  ...

NTCA allows sterilisation of feral dogs to protect tigers

NTCA allows sterilisation of feral dogs to protect tigers

To deal with the fallout of a growing number of feral dogs on Monday laid a standard - them and vaccinate .And all 50 reserves in the  be as "street With this, according the SOP released on Monday, within tiger will dealt with keeping the Rules, 2001. The of the of Cruelty to Animals street are be up, released where were up from. ln case of re ...

Tigers relocated from Corbett to Rajaji tiger reserve

Tigers relocated from Corbett to Rajaji tiger reserve

A team of around 50 forest officials with the help of two sniffer dogs and two elephants after a week-long recce succeeded in tranquilising and translocating a five-year-old female tiger from the Bijrani area of Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) to the Motichur area of Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) on Thursday.   ...