Archive for the 'Wild Life' Category

Big Bird Day 2013

Big Bird Day is a yearly birdwatching event celebrated all over the Indian subcontinent in conjunction  with Delhi Bird Club. This year it is to be held on 24th of February (next Sunday), and is the biggest BBD. So far we have ● Around 230 enlisted teams / individuals so far from all over the […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tour core tiger areas but don’t build: Supreme Court

As Hindustan Times reported: Tourists can hope to see tigers in their natural habitat once again as the Supreme Court Wednesday softened stand, saying it wasn’t averse to “regulated tourism” in the core areas of reserves. “It’s the raised construction inside core areas and not tourists who harm tigers. Is it necessary that 100 vehicles […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Interim ban on tourist activities in core areas of Project Tiger forests

We reproduce the Time of India Report on interim ban on all tourist activities in core areas of Project Tiger forests. Popular destinations inside tiger reserves like Dhikala in Corbett will soon be out of bounds for tourists as the Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed an interim ban on all tourist activities in core areas […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Tadoba on Red Alert

Bringing the spotlight back on the serious crime of tiger poaching, the state government has issued a red alert, following an intelligence input that international smugglers have paid an advance to the Baheliya community to poach around 25 tigers in Maharashtra. According to senior forest officials, field officers have already been asked to keep a […]

Friday, May 18th, 2012

National Park Status for Jaldapara

The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to famous one horned Rhino and many other varied and endangered willife species has bagged the status of a “national park” as issued in a notification by the Union Forest and Environment Ministry. The State Wildlife advisory board had sent the proposal to the central Wildlife advisory board […]

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Melanistic Leopard Cat

In continuance to yesterday’s news of the rare find of Melanistic Leopard Cat, TOI today reported its find and published the image captured by camera traps in the Sunderbans. Bengal Forest Officials had sent the two picturs taken by camera traps to the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) three days ago and got a reply […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Melanistic Leopard Cart found in Sunderbans

24 ghanta channel reported today that cameras at Sunderbans National Park has recorded images of very rare Melanistic Leopard Cat which is heard for the first time in India. A very good news for wild life enthusiasts indeed.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Greater Flamingo’s dies electrocuted

Almost 400 Greater Famingos, who came from Siberia after covering thousands of miles to breed in the warm marches of the Khadir region in Kutch have been electrocuted to death as reported by the TOI today. Although the Official counting stood at 130, the locals estimated the death to be much more than that. Mostly, […]

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Simlipal Reserve Forest

Thick and evergreen forests, extensive grassy land and meadows, cloud kissing peaks, precipitous and sparkling waterfalls, meandering rivers, roaring tigers and trumpeting tuskers, fleeing deer and flying squirrels, talking myna and dancing peacocks et al makes Similipal  a dreamland of nature in the wilderness and an irresistible destination. Covering a vast area of 2750 sq. […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Accommodation at Kanha

A) Govt. Lodging – 1. At Kisli – MP Tourisms Baghira Log Hut – Rates – Two bedded A/C Rooms – 4290/- Two bedded Deluxe ( including food-lodging & Tax) -5290/- In tourist Hostel 24 bedded Dormitory is also available @ Rs.890/- per head with food. 2. At Mukki – MP Tourisms Kanha Safari Lodge […]

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Corbett peace disturbed.

The irresponsible attitude of some tourists visiting Corbett National Park created chaos when a group of them thrashed a jeep driver and a guide who protested when they were flouting park regulations. Police had to resort to firing bullets in the air to disperse a crowd of guides and locals who roughed up the tourists […]

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Minister helps saving tigers

TOI reported that the Rajasthan State Tourism Minister Beena Kak on Thursday spotted a Tigress and two cubs with the help of a powerful camera, when she noticed a would in the hind portion of the mother which was life-threatening. “The tigress was restless inside a pond. I zoomed in and saw a red mark […]

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Opening of core areas in wildlife parks to tourists

Speaking at the ‘Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Convention’, organised by NGO Tiger and Terrain on the noted wildlife enthusiast’s first death anniversary here, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for Corporate and Minority Affairs said that opening of core areas to tourists would go a long way in curbing poaching. He, however, noted that “entry to core […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Tiger Straying in Sunderbans

A Collaborative study on problems of tiger straying in the villages of  the Sunderbans was conducted by Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) and their observations are as under: A Collaborative study on problems of tiger straying in the villages of  the Sunderbans was conducted by Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) and their observations are as […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Tigers are straying due to high salinity in Sunderbans

Official figures shows that in 2009 , 22 incidents of tiger-strayings took place in the Sunderbans in comparision to 9 in 2008, 11 in 2007, 11 in 2006 and 1 in 2005. Experts are of the opinion that rise in salinity level is probably the main cause behind this increase in tiger straying incidents. In […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010