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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 ...

How to drown a tiger!

In the heart of Panna Tiger Reserve, Girwar Singh, a young forest guard with the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, has been up the whole night. “The tigress was teaching her young cubs to hunt a chital and they were running around everywhere.” Singh is one of an army of foot soldiers following Panna’s most precious residents—11 radio-collared tigers—night and day through deep valleys and gorges. Singh is in charge of two tigers called T1 and P141. The periodic tic-t ...

Core tiger areas in India may become human habitation free

A letter from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked for references from the field directors of all the 50 tiger reserves, looking ahead to abolish rights of the tribals and forest dwellers as ensured by the Wildlife Protection Act.  “In the absence of guidelines for notification of Critical Wildlife Habitats, no rights shall be conferred in Critical Tiger Habitats which is duly notified under Section 38 V(4)(i) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 under the Ac ...

Tiger cubs seen at Amrabad

Giving a new hope for rejuvenation of Tiger population in the Tiger Reserve forest of Nagarkurnool district, the forest officials while conducting a monitoring survey have sighted two tiger cubs roaming near Vatavarlapally village under Amrabad reserve forest area on Friday. According to M.C. Pargaien, Field Director of Amarabad Tiger Reserve,  this is the first time that they have ever spotted tiger cubs roaming in the forest after a gap of 15 years. “As part of fourth phase of mon ...