Joseph Hoover

  • Tigress found dead in Billigiri Ranga Temple reserve 01-10-2012 02:43 PM

    Bangalore: A tigress was found dead in the Billigiri Ranga Temple tiger reserve in Karnataka by forest staff on Sunday. Unlike in past instances when the claws had been removed from the carcass, every part of the animal's body was intact, ruling out any human interference. According the Dr Vijay...
  • Poachers galore in TN, Karnataka tiger reserves 25-07-2012 04:07 PM

    Bangalore: Even as the Supreme Court's order to ban tourism in core areas of tiger reserves is being hailed by wildlife conservationists, disconcerting news trickles down from Madumalai and Bandipur tiger reserves that hard-core poachers are still at large in the forests of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Close on the...
  • Elephantine problem 21-05-2012 01:25 PM

    A tiger death raises a million eye brows. An investigation is immediately sought. Conservationists make a hue and cry demanding the arrest of the poacher. But they don't show same intensity of concern when an elephant dies due to poaching or electrocution. Invariably the blame is thrust on elephants for...
  • Nagarhole Tiger Reserve smoulders, but who cares? 05-03-2012 05:48 PM

    Over 6000 acres of pristine forest cover has been reduced to ashes in four ranges of the hallowed Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. But there hardly seems to be a sense of remorse amongst senior wildlife officials in Karnataka. In fact, the Field Director " Project Tiger (Mr Hosmath) and Mr Vijay...
  • Forest fire in Karnataka's tiger reserves 29-02-2012 04:40 PM

    Nagarhole: We have seen forest fires in tiger reserves in the past. But never have we come across an inferno of the magnitude that engulfed vast swathes of Nagarhole tiger reserve last week. Over 3000 acres of forest have been completely gutted. In its fiery rage, spreading its deadly tentacles...