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115 tiger deaths recorded in 2017 MP tops the list, Maharashtra 2nd   

Mayank Aggarwal, Mint
New Delhi
2 Jan 2018

In 2016, the tiger mortality figure was 122, which was over 50% more than that in the previous year when the total tiger deaths were 80. Photo: HT
In 2016, the tiger mortality figure was 122, which was over 50% more than that in the previous year when the total tiger deaths were 80. Photo: HT



By Mayank Aggarwal
mayank.a@livemint.com

New Delhi: At least 115 tigers died in India in 2017, according to official data.

With this, the number of big cat deaths has crossed the 100-mark for the second straight year, which means that on an average nine tigers have died every month for the past two years.

Reasons for the death of India’s national animal have ranged from electrocution...

NTCA opposes plan to subsume under bigger wildlife body   

NIKHIL M GHANEKAR, Daily News & Analysis
Mumbai
11 Sep 2017

Expressing its disagreement with the recommendations, the NTCA has said that instead of diluting an existing "success story", the ministry needs to strengthen other wildlife schemes

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has strongly opposed a proposal to subsume itself and its flagship Project Tiger scheme under the ambit of an overarching National Wildlife Conservation Authority (NW...

Tigers use corridors to traverse India-Nepal border   

Aathira Perinchery, The Hindu
New Delhi
9 Sep 2017


At least 11 tigers have re-colonised Nepal

Borders don’ faze these tigers: over a decade, at least 11 tigers moved from India into Nepal’ protected areas through the Terai, a landscape comprising agricultural areas and protected forest-grasslands in the Himalayan foothills. This reaffirms that tiger conservation requires not just protected areas but corridors too — especially across large la...

Wildlife homicide   

SHREESHAN VENKATESH , Down to Earth
National
1 Sep 2017

IT IS a story of the systematic assault and abuse of India’s biodiversity, which have left it on the brink of collapse. Prerna Singh Bindra wastes no time in diving right into what this means for us and how we have faltered both politically and practically in assessing the value of this immense wealth. She uses case studies from across species and across the country to not only illustrate the real...

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