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Flood forces tiger to seek refuge in a shop

Flood forces tiger to seek refuge in a shop

Due to severe flooding at Kaziranga National Park in Assam an adult tiger has been forced to seek refuge in a shop as can be seen from the attached news sheet.  Images of a fully grown tiger "relaxing" on a bed inside a shop in Assam's flooded Kaziranga National Park has created a buzz on social media and thrown a spotlight on the plight of animals as the state battles the deluge.   The tigers are known to fiercely protect their territory, but the magnificent beast was ...

Tigress and her 2 cubs found dead near Chimur

Tigress and her 2 cubs found dead near Chimur

A tigress and her two cubs of about 1 year of age were found dead in the forest within the Chimur range of the Chandrapur district earlier this week. The three bodies were found at different places near a nullah that flowed close to a village.  Sources claimed that a carcass of a chital deer was found not far from the tiger bodies with only the legs remaining. The cause of the tigers death would be established after the post mortem. More on this sad story can be read by following the link ...

Study into human-tiger conflict

Study into human-tiger conflict

Why have incidents of man-animal conflict seen a steady increase in the past few months? What is the reason behind the substantial increase in tiger population? To answer such questions, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will conduct a research in several wildlife reserves across the state.  Due to a rapid increase in the population of tigers, the Tadoba Tiger Reserve will be the centre point of the study. There are approximately 85 tigers and 22 cubs in the forest. However, as their numb ...

Return to the Plains of Hortobagy in Hungary

Return to the Plains of Hortobagy in Hungary

This month with a small group of friends I returned to Hungary where I spent a week photographing some of the many different species of birdlife and fascinating animals including the numerous hares that live in this interesting and beautiful part of Europe. From well sited hides I was able to follow the lifestyle of the wildlife including male Red Footed Falcons and Kestrels as they carefully passed their prey to the females who in turn fed their voracious youngsters that were clamouring for f ...

High level probe to take place into the death of tiger at Sariska

High level probe to take place into the death of tiger at Sariska

The tiger, known as T-75 in Ranthambore, was named ST-16 after the seven-year-old was brought to Alwar in April this year to correct the skewed sex ratio at Sariska, which had three males for eight females. ST-16 died on June 8 after doctors tranquilised it for treatment of tumour in its right elbow.  The tiger, known as T-75 in Ranthambore, was named ST-16 after the seven-year-old was brought to Alwar in April this year to correct the skewed sex ratio at Sariska, which had three males fo ...

The terrible truth behind tiger farming in south east Asia

The terrible truth behind tiger farming in south east Asia

For nearly five years, Ammann, 70, a Swiss counter-trafficking conservationist, had tracked the tiger butcher, a man named Nikhom Keovised. He had placed hidden cameras inside what had once been the largest tiger farm in >southeast Asia, an illegal operation where tigers had been raised to one end – slaughter – and where the man doing the slaughtering had been Nikhom. And he had listened to Nikhom describe it all in his own ...

Good news for tigers with 11 cubs seen in 1 week

Good news for tigers with 11 cubs seen in 1 week

With 14 tiger deaths so far this year it is a pleasant refief to learn that as many as 11 tiger cubs have been sighted in the forests of Madhya Pradesh during the past week. Five cubs seen at Panna Tiger reserve, and three each in Nauradehi and Ratapani sanctuaries. In Panna two tigresses have have produced five cubs.  Panna's field director advises that the reserve now has a total of 52 tigers. More on this news can be read by following the link below.
17 people arrested for killing tigers

17 people arrested for killing tigers

17 arrested for killing tigers, using body parts for black magic.  Claws and paws of two adult tigers, a cub, and leopard was recovered from them and they claim to have buried body parts of another tiger in Pench tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, the MP forest department officials said.  Those arrested include poachers, traders and sorcerers.  The sorcerers, two in number, used to charge Rs 10,000 to 20,000 from the poachers to convince people and get them to buy the body parts. ...

Sunderbans tiger death; husband and wife held

Sunderbans tiger death; husband and wife held

Two prime accused in the unnatural death of a tiger in a buffer forest of the Sunderbans on April 8th were arrested on Wednesday. The accused had been avoiding the police net for a month. Foresters claimed that it was a breakthrough in the investigation. A senior forester and four of his colleagues had been severely beaten up by some villagers during the probe.  The adult tiger was killed after being trapped in a wire snare, made of galvanised iron, in the forests of Ajmalmari I. Source ...

Tigers may not survive climate change

Tigers may not survive climate change

Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study.  The cats are among nearly 500,000 land species whose survival is in question because of threats to their natural habitats, according to a report by the UN published on Monday.  
Tiger reserve seeks to ban traffic on roads during nighttime

Tiger reserve seeks to ban traffic on roads during nighttime

Koka (100sqkm) was notified as a sanctuary in 2013 owing to its scientific and ecological importance and has presence of rich wildlife, including resident tigers. It is now part of Navegaon-Nagzira.  “Despite alternative routes available, outsiders take to these forest routes, mostly to pave way for illegally trafficking of sand from Wainganga river, wildlife sightings during night, and as short-cuts. Heavy traffic has led to wild animals’ deaths in road hits,” says a re ...

Yet another tiger hit and killed by a speeding train

Yet another tiger hit and killed by a speeding train

A speeding train ran over a tigress killing it in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh late on Tuesday night. The incident came to light early on Wednesday morning.  This is the second such instance of a tiger being killed by a speeding train in Andhra Pradesh. In 2014, a tiger was found dead on the railway track near Gajulapalli village, just outside the GBM sanctuary. A leopard was also killed by a speeding train near Chelima village in Nandyal forest division last November.  Please ...

Ranthambhore March/April 2019

Ranthambhore March/April 2019

I have visited Ranthambhore many times over the past few years and was curious to see how the tiger population was fairing since my last visit. On this occasion I was able to visit most of the tourist zones within the park where I was able to see a number of different tigers and other indigenous wildlife. The highlight for me was to see a tigress known as Arrowhead (T.84) who has recently given birth to 2 cubs. On 2 separate occasions I was fortunate to see the interaction between the mot ...

Malaysia vows greater efforts to save the tiger

Malaysia vows greater efforts to save the tiger

 Speaking at the launch of the Save Our Malayan Tiger campaign, as part of events to mark the International World Wildlife Day, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Xavier Jeyakumar said his ministry, through its wildlife enforcement agency, would work with the Malaysian armed forces and Home Ministry to increase its presence in the areas where poachers operated.   The ministry said that the Malayan tiger, a subspecies of the big cat lives in Southern Thailand and  ...