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Orders given out to shoot problem tigress

According to sources, CWLW gave a green signal late evening after a committee headed by Tadoba field director and six other local members including officials concerned, NGOs and a sarpanch sought formal permission to shoot the tigress. The committee was set up as per 

A very worrying trend of tiger deaths

 were recorded in Karnataka last year, the second highest in the country after Madhya Pradesh (30), according to data of the state forest department. ...

Maharashtra human wildlife conflict becomes inevitable

From crop depredation by herbivores in Vidarbha to the rampaging herds of wild elephants in Konkan to the rising leopard presence in parts of Pune and Ahmednagar, the conflict between urbanisation and natural habitats of animals is coming to a head.  A sad but inevitable story of human/wildlife conflict. Please follow the link below to read the story in Daily News and Analysis. http://bit.ly/2hoY8AU ...

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 ...