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State Government of MP suspends relocating more tigers to Odisha

State Government of MP suspends relocating more tigers to Odisha

The Madhya Pradesh state government have put on hold the relocation of 4 tigers to Odisha's Satkosia Tiger Reserve.  The decision is due to reports of resentment among forest dwellers that the 2 tigers already relocated in the first phase have a history of attacking humans. In June of this year a pair of tigers from Ka ...

75 families relocated from Similipal core tiger reserve

75 families relocated from Similipal core tiger reserve

At the request of the villagers 75 families have been transported from their village within the core area of Similipal together with their household items and livestock by the authorities. Around 200 people belonging to 75 families have been relocated under the State government's voluntary relocation policy.  Each family are provided with Rs 10 lakh plus 10 decimals of land and a further RS 1.30 lakh for home construction. The move is an effort by the wildlife authorities to relocate ...

Fishermen torment tiger swimming at the Sunderbans

Fishermen torment tiger swimming at the Sunderbans

12 fishermen are arrested under the wildlife protection act.  When the fishermen were rounded up on Wednesday, they at first claimed to be trying to save the tiger rather than attacking it. "We showed them the video, which contains audio of some of the accused egging each other on to jab at the animal with bamboo poles. None of them had a satisfactory explanation for that," a police officer said.  conviction makes them liable for a jail sentence of three to seven years. Mor ...

Serious drought causing major problem for the wildlife of Pilibhit

Serious drought causing major problem for the wildlife of Pilibhit

The delay in the arrival of the monsoon is causing the Forest Department to take urgent action to fill water holes and reservoirs in the protected area so as to ensure an available water supply for tigers and other wildlife.  In addition new water holes are being considered in view of the distance between the existing water bodies and the difference in density of the wildlife population in various sections of Philibhit Tiger Reserve. To add to the problem herbivores are suffering from the ...

Tiger relocated from Kanha to Odisha

Tiger relocated from Kanha to Odisha

In the past tigers have been relocatated to reserves withinthe same State but this is the first time that a relocation has taken place between two different States. The tiger was tranquilised and then carefully transported to its new home at Satkosia reserve in Odisha's Angul district to help repopulate the State's dwindling tiger population. If all goes well then 5 more
Good news for the tiger population in Rajasthan

Good news for the tiger population in Rajasthan

It is reported that 49 tiger cubs have been born at the tiger reserves of Rajasthan in the last 6 years, where the State is now home to a total of 85 tigers. This number is broken down to 70 big cats at Ranthambhore, 14 in Sariska and a recently translocated male tiger to the Mukundara Hills tiger reserve. Of the 49 cubs that have been born 40 of these have been born to tigresses at Ranthambhore since 2013. The emphasis now has to be on creating safe forest corridors for tigers to disburse bet ...

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve looses 4 tigers in quick succession

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve looses 4 tigers in quick succession

Autopsy reports confirm that 2 of the 4 tigers died from poachers snares and at least 1 of the other 2 tigers almost certainly died from poisoning. Since May 2012 the forest division of Pilibhit has witnessed the deaths of 16 big cats which includes 15 tigers and 1 leopard. This report has brought to the fore the issue of safety of the wildlife at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. Hopefully the sad demise of these magnificent animals will help to create a wake up call to the serious dangers faced by the ...

Mining and erosion causing a severe threat to the wildlife of Kaziranga

Mining and erosion causing a severe threat to the wildlife of Kaziranga

Rampant stone mining is destroying the intervening area between Kaziranga National Park and the Karbi Anglong Hills to the south of the park which is used by elephants, tigers and other wildlife to escape the annual flooding of the park from the Brahmaputra river on the northern bounday of Kaziranga. The National Tiger Conservation Authority have requested the Assam state Government where the park is located to put an immediate stop to mining activities in this area.  Kaziranga National P ...

Young pair of tigers to be released into the wild

Young pair of tigers to be released into the wild

A unique experiment of releasing a 'young couple' of orphaned 'Amur' tigers back into their natural forest home.  The female cub known as 'Lazovka' was found exhausted and cruelly orphaned on the outskirts of a village.  She was sucessfully rescued and brought back to health again. 'Saikham' the 5 month old male was found 1 month later with a serious gunshot injury to his muzzle. He received treatment by the vets and has thankfully made a complete reco ...

Exactly 3 years since Ustad was cruelly taken from his forest home to a zoo

Exactly 3 years since Ustad was cruelly taken from his forest home to a zoo

In my opinion a terrible injustice was carried out at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve three years ago today when an adult male tiger known as Ustad (T24) was tranquilized and then carted off in a truck on a long drive in the heat of the day to Udaipur zoo where he remains today. The reason for Ustad’s removal from his natal home was that he was accused of killing a forest guard not far from the entrance to the park.  Much has since been said and written about what happened but ...

Wildlife activists want strategy to protect sub-adult tigers

Wildlife activists want strategy to protect sub-adult tigers

Nowhere to roam and set up a homerange of their own for young tigers dispersing from the natal home. Of the 5 tigers that died in the Indian State of Uttarakhand this year, 3 were sub-adults in the age group of 2-3 years. This news has prompted wildlife activists to call for a strategy to protect these vulnerable young tigers.  
Overspill of tigers into Kailadevi points to overpopulation at Ranthambhore

Overspill of tigers into Kailadevi points to overpopulation at Ranthambhore

Overpopulation of tigers at Ranthambhore has led to territorial disputes between tigers that are now searching for space in the adjoining Kailadevi wildlife reserve which has an area of approximately 676 sq.km. 2 tiger cubs were recently born  to tigress T.92 and sired by a well known male tiger  known as 'Sultan' who formerly migrated from the Sultanpu ...

A potential 'nail in the coffin' for tigers and other wildlife at Corbett

A potential 'nail in the coffin' for tigers and other wildlife at Corbett

The Global Tiger Forum (GTF) has warned that the proposed Kandi Road through Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand to cut the distance between Garhwal and Kumaon regions will sound the death knell of tigers and become an international embarrassment for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  In a letter written to Uttarakhand chief secretary and secretary ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the forum has sought immediate susp ...

4 rare Bengal tigers found dead within 1 month in Nepal

4 rare Bengal tigers found dead within 1 month in Nepal

While the tiger census is proceeding in Nepal sad news has arrived in that 4 Bengal tigers have been found dead in the south-central area of the country.  The cause of the deaths have not as yet been released but a number of reasons have been mooted as follows. Death caused by in-fighting between tigers over prey or territory. 2 of the tigers were found in community forests outside the park and another was found in the buffe ...