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Sad to learn of a possible new highway through Corbett

Conservationists have witnessed several unsettling deaths of tigers in Corbett National Park recently, one of India’s most important tiger parks. Officials are currently discussing turning portions of the highway into a flyover, allowing wildlife to pass underneath, but even this would only mitigate the impact.  See link below to read more about this distasterous plan for wildlife at Mongabay. http://bit.ly/2tXjZU5 ...

67 Tiger deaths reported so far in 2017

An average of 11 tigers died every month in the first half of 2017 in India, a number that indicates the country could lose more of its national animals this year than it did in 2016, which saw 122 tiger deaths, the most in a decade.   Growth of illegal international trade in tiger parts is resulting in a growth in poaching in India, home to around 60% of the world’s tigers that live in the wild.   This year, a total of 67 tiger deaths have been recorded thus far. Of this, nine a ...

The tigers of Sariska 'born again'.

An interesting insight into the relocation of tigers back to Sariska after the previous population of these magnificent animals were wiped out by poachers.  See link below to read the story in the Times of India. http://bit.ly/2tjiWA8 ...

Small tiger reserve in Assam enjoys highest tiger density

Orang, the tiger reserve in Assam with the smallest core among 50 nationally protected areas, has presented wildlife scientists doing a census with a surprise: a high density of 28 big cats. Spread over Darrang and Sonitpur districts and notified in February 2016, Orang Tiger Reserve is the 49th in the country. It has the smallest core of 78.28 sq. km., and the cat density was revealed during a census done between January and March 2017. Kamlang Tiger Reserve in Arunachal is the 50th and la ...

Tiger poachers arrested in Sumatra

“The last of Indonesia’s tigers – as few as 400 today – are holding on for survival in the remaining patches of forests on the island of Sumatra,” WWF notes ...

62 tigers recorded on recent census

According to the release, 62 tigers were sighted during this census. Of the 62 tigers, 35 were spotted in the core zone, and the remaining 27 in the buffer zone. The census commenced on the morning of May 10 at about 10:30 AM and concluded the next day around the same time. A forest department staffer accompanies volunteers on each ‘machan’ for identifying variety of wild animals and their gender for tabulating the sightings accurately in a chart.  Please follow link below to ...