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>> Rehabilitation: NGT slaps cost on Uttarakhand for delayed response   >> Tigress found dead in Bandipur National Park   >> Poachers caught with leopard hides   >> Maha forest dept aims for killer tigress as public pressure rises   >> WB forest dept gets nod to bring tiger to Buxa   >> Tiger rescued in Kodagu ‘perfectly healthy’   >> Tiger population roars back 71 new adults found in Terai   >> Another tiger dies in Nagarahole   >> Male tiger found dead in Bandipur Tiger Reserve   >> Tigers by train: T`puram zoo big cats travel to Nagaland   >> Animal rights bodies hail govt`s ban on import of hides, skin   >> Bengal tiger seized after man takes big cat for walk   >> Emiratis banned from keeping exotic wild pet   >> Death of a naturalist   >> Karnataka lost 18 tigers in 2016, highest in the last seven years   >> 11 nabbed for hunting deer for New Year bash in K’taka forest   >> 2016: The year that was not for tigers as toll in MP touched 33   >> Tiger death toll in 2016 highest in past five years   >> No trace of tigress operation ends in Mysuru   >> Maha demand for tiger skin soared this year   >> Assam loses year`s 16th one-horned rhino to poachers   >> Adilabad tiger sightings lead to hope, fear   >> Indore tigress shifted to cage   >> Medicinal plants park to act as buffer for Pilibhit tiger reserve   >> Madhya Pradesh: Tiger killed in territorial fight at Kanha National Park   >> Kanha`s Famous Tiger Bheema Killed In Territorial Fight   >> The tigresses were recently shifted to their cages and are under observation with regard to their behaviour with SGNP’s existing tigers.   >> Not caring enough for our Heritage Animal   >> Tiger cub found dead   >> Madhya Pradesh: Tiger mowed down by moving train   >> A village where men, elephants coexist peacefully   >> Wildlife exposure tour for school students   >> Second tiger found dead in Kanha,   >> Assam man kills a Royal Bengal tiger   >> Fifth tiger dies in Bandhavgarh; toll goes up to 25 in MP this year   >> Uttar Pradesh: Poachers with tiger pelt worth Rs 2 crore nabbed   >> Hundreds of rare snow leopards illegally killed every year: study   >> Poacher held after 15 yr hunt   >> 4 held with rhino horn and AK 47   >> After 40-day hunt costing Rs 1cr, man-eating tigress of Ramnagar finally shot dead   >> No tiger reserve status to 2 wildlife sanctuaries   >> 13 tigers dead in MP in 1 year   >> Two arrested for poaching   >> Five Southeast Asian nations to adopt India’s tiger estimation method   >> Buffer zone for Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve declared   >> Madhya Pradesh tiger shifted due to river-link project   >> White tiger from Chennai gets new home in Udaipur   >> 3 arrested with tiger skin in Theni   >> Tribal anti-poaching watchers yet to get due   >> 1 arrested and 2 tiger skin seized from him in Malkangiri, Odisha   >> more >>   
 

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On the brink   

A Rangarajan, The Hindu
New Delhi
20 Jan 2017

A staggering 24,000 African elephants were killed in 2015 Photo: Nila Udayakumar
A staggering 24,000 African elephants were killed in 2015 Photo: Nila Udayakumar


If poaching continues at present rates, in less than 20 years, the African elephant could well go the way of the mammoth — hunted out of existence

We live in an era of mass extinction. And this time, it happens to be largely caused by humans.

As climate change, pollution, loss of wild areas and poaching threaten our wildlife, the plight of mega-herbivores such as elephants and rhinos has ...

Tigers Could Roam Again in Central Asia, Scientists Say   

Claire Brennan Dunn, Daily Thanthi
New York
18 Jan 2017

Mikhail Paltsyn poses with taxidermied Amur tiger specimen. Photo: Wendy O. Osborne, ESF
Mikhail Paltsyn poses with taxidermied Amur tiger specimen. Photo: Wendy O. Osborne, ESF


Research team identifies two areas in Kazakhstan that could support Amur tigers


Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived - up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds - met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century.

Until the mid-1960s when they were designated as extinct, they ranged from modern-day Turkey through much of Central Asia, including Iran and Iraq...

Roar no more!   

Rahul Noronha, Mail Today
New Delhi
5 Jan 2017

Madhya Pradesh has lost almost a tenth of its recorded tiger population in the last one year
Madhya Pradesh has lost almost a tenth of its recorded tiger population in the last one year





















Madhya Pradesh has recorded 30 tiger deaths in 2016, earning the dubious distinction of becoming the state with the highest tiger mortality in the country.

As per the last tiger census findings announced in January 2015, the state had 308 tigers in the wild.

In other words, the state has lost almost a tenth of its recorded tiger population in the las...

Death of a naturalist   

Jairam Ramesh, The Hindu
Mumbai
4 Jan 2017

Peter Jackson was also closely associated with WWF’s Operation Tiger, which was launched to support India’s Project Tiger.
Peter Jackson was also closely associated with WWF’s Operation Tiger, which was launched to support India’s Project Tiger.

Peter Jackson was instrumental in nature and tiger conservation in India



Peter Jackson’s death last month in England after a prolonged and sad illness went virtually unnoticed in this country. This is a pity given his lifelong association with India and his two signal contributions to nature conservation, one in Haryana and the other in Gujarat.

Jackson came out to India in the early fif...

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