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

Tiger Shot dead in Assam

Once again a healthy eight feet male Panthera Tigris Tigris was killed by Security Personnel. The tiger entered into Nagabandha village in Morigaon district of Assam. It killed a 40 year old woman while she was crossing his path. It again injured a policemen. Local villagers were irked with this news and they chased the […]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The Tiger Summit

For the first time ever, heads of government will come together for a summit that focuses on a non-human species: wild tigers. From November 21 to 24, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will host the International Tiger Conservation Forum in St. Petersburg. Representatives from the 13 tiger range countries and high-level representatives from other countries […]

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Udanti – Sitanadi Sanctuary

The sanctuary with an area of 237.27 sq. km. came into existence in the year 1984. It lies on Raipur – Deobhog state highway on Chhattisgarh – Orissa state border at an elevation of 320 to 370 MSL and at a longitutde of 82.32’E to 82.0’E and latitude 20.0’N to 20.15’N. the temperature ranges from […]

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Jim Corbett National Park – an unfinished journey

Though it was my third trip to the Corbett Park , the charm and excitement has not lessened at all from my previous trips. May be because of the fact that the wildlife here possesses a hypnotic charisma and charm or may be the lust to explore wilderness will keep we human being’s driven forever. […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Tiger Census in the Sunderbans

A Bengali news daily reported today that the Tiger census is going to get its start after many hiccups from 4th of March. Modern techniques of collection of DNA rather than pugmark process are being adopted this time. The teams consisting of forest workers, experts and ngo’s will start collecting of Tiger’s hairs, biological extracts […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Tiger Facts

The largest of the “Cat Family” and presently the most endangered species amongst the big cat, the Tiger is what we are going to explore about. There were originally eight subspecies of tiger, the Javan, the Bali, the Caspian, the Indochinese, the Sumatran, the Bengal, the Siberian, and the South China tiger, The South China […]

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Man Animal Conflict

Three women died and four others, including two children, were injured by an elephant that went berserk in Jalpaiguri district Thursday. The elephant was a Tusker. The incident took place in Kankimari village. All four injured are taken to a nearby district hospital as they sufferred critical injuries. Later, the elephant was chased back into […]

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Tiger Teasing

The Union environment and forest ministry has found Maharashtra agriculture minister Balasaheb Thorat guilty of “molesting and teasing” a tiger when he entered a zoo cage and patted it in Nagpur last Saturday. Shocked by the incident, the ministry had demanded a report from the zoo authorities as the minister had violated the law. Thorat, […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Adopt and help stop extinction

Yes, what you just read is true, you can adop a whole Polar Bear Family for just Rs.250/-. This World Wildlife Federation initiative is definitely appreciable. Top 10 Adoptions amongst 90 species are: 1. Polar Bear 2. Snow Leopard 3. Panda 4. Meerkat 5. Penguin 6. Tiger 7. Blue-Footed Booby 8. Pygmy Elephant 9. Amur […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009