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Allow tigers to roam more freely

 in Kathmandu, Nepal pledged to double its population of wild tigers by 2022. But that target now looks unattainable — not because of poaching but because of habitat destruction in the Tarai.   and the expansion of protected areas. But the tiger’s range in the Tarai is seeing an explosion of the human population, urban expansion, the spread of highways, and transmission lines and irrigation canals criss-crossing the plains have fragmented the tiger habitat. &nbs ...

Where is the spade and fork!!

Where is the spade and fork!!

In the Maghdi range of Bandhavgarh last November I was amazed to watch a young male tiger collect a pickaxe and then an orange coloured bowl from the forest and take them both into the adjoining meadow. When I arrived he was resting on the sandy track with his 3 male siblings and they seemed almost as surprised as myself when they saw him carrying the tools from the forest to the meadow. Please follow the link below to read the story in The Sun. http://bit.ly/ ...

Kanha November/December 2016

Kanha November/December 2016

I arrived at the Mukki area of Kanha on 27 November staying for a week.  Again I had excellent sightings but in particular I spent time watching a very large, bold five year old male tiger known as Link 7 or Chota Munna.  He seemed very keen to 'hug' both fallen and standing trees!  On one occasion he walked within close range of the jeep, stopped to sniff and lick the base of a tree and opened his mouth in typical 'flehmen' behaviour.  A small number of p ...

Bandhavgarh November 2016

Bandhavgarh November 2016

Leaving Delhi on the 20 November, I arrived at Bandhavgarh for a stay of seven days. During this time I enjoyed many wildlife sightings, however, perhaps the most unusual encounter for me was with three sub-adult male tigers of the Rajbahera tigress in the Maghdi range area of the park. One of the siblings walked across the sandy track a short distance into the forest and then reappeared carrying a pickaxe in his jaw which he proceeded to carry past his brothers into the adjoining meadow. A fe ...

Are wild dogs scaring away tigers from Nagzira?

 (NNTR) in Gondia and Bhandara districts. It will also focus on whether increasing number of dholes is correlated to tigers.  (WII), Dehradun, next month is among the seven research projects in protected areas (PAs) that have been granted a go ahead by a committee headed by chief wildlife warden Shree Bhagwan on November 3. Follow the link below to read the report in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/2fBUgKy ...

A project to help increase the wild tiger population in India and Bhutan

In order to protect and increase wild tiger population, nearly one million acres of protected habitat in India and Bhutan will be covered under a new private conservation efforts.   The ‘Project C.A.T — Conserving acres for Tigers’ by Discovery Communications and NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to conserve the wild tiger population, which has dropped by 96 per cent in the last century alone to only 4,000 left in the wild due to habitat loss and pervasive poaching. &nb ...

Good news for tigers with more reserves being created

With 30 per cent increase in its tiger population as a result of its conservation efforts, a senior Indian official states that India plans to add ten more tiger reserves to the existing 49 protected areas.  See link below to read the report in the Financial Express. http://bit.ly/2e4pEmB   ...