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Is the end of the wild tiger in sight due new Asian infrastructure

  Wildlife advocates are on a mission — to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022. Though progress is being made, there are concerns that the scale and pace of infrastructure development plans in Asia could destroy all recent gains.  “It’s not hopeless,” said Jon Miceler, senior director of Asia Programs for the 

Exciting news of 5 tigers found at the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary in the Western Ghats

 to make joint efforts towards protecting and conserving their population in the area. ...

Solar powered bore wells to help tigers and other wildlife

The worst-ever drought for the third consecutive year has proved to be a big challenge for the Prakasam district administration to ensure sufficient safe water to the teeming millions of people but also to the hapless wild animals inhabiting the Nallamala forests.  See link below to the report in The Hindu.                                                     &n ...

Tadoba Andhari-March 2017

Tadoba Andhari-March 2017

I returned to this interesting tiger reserve on the 17 March where I remained for eight days.  I enjoyed some wonderful wildlife sightings and managed to see nine different tigers .  Perhaps the highlight for me was time spent in the buffer zone.  In May of last year I had seen and photographed the tigress Madhuri and her four three month old cubs.  Ten months on, I was ho ...

Pench-March 2017

Pench-March 2017

After leaving Tadoba, I moved to Pench for my remaining five days in India.  Sadly the tiger sightings at this reserve were not so numerous.  Nevertheless I managed to photograph some of the park's beautiful indigenous wildlife.  A photographic opportunity presented itself!  A young leopard, about 12 months old, was sitting on a rocky outcrop together with her sibling and mother nearby.  Above is an image of the leopard as she looked down at me from her vantage poi ...

Controversial policy could spur tiger trade in China

In China, around 6,000 captive tigers are raised on “farms,” often under inhumane conditions, and their pelts sold for hefty sums in a poorly regulated market upheld through legal loopholes by the Chinese government. Breeding tigers on these farms is legal, but sale of their parts is not — something that may be about to change. Long used in Chinese medicine, tiger products are now a status purchase for China’s wealthiest and most powerful. Collectors stockpile tige ...

New tiger reserve being considered by Odisha government

He said seven Forest divisions of the state have now 40 Royal Bengal Tigers, including 13 male, 24 female and three cubs. While Similipal division has the highest number of 26 Royal Bengal tigers including 9 male, 14 female and three cubs and the Sundergarh Forest Division has only one female tiger.  See link below to read the report in Web India 123. http://bit.ly/2mrPDZk ...