• B'lore: '4-year-old tiger died due to poisoning' January 29, 2013

    What we feared has come true. Pathological reports have confirmed that the four-year-old tiger that died in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve two weeks ago (January 13) was a victim of rat poison. According to R Gokul, Director, Nagarhole Tiger Reserve pathological reports have confirmed that zinc phosphide was found in the...
  • Tiger conservation: Govt needs to increase buffer zones January 18, 2013

    While the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) laments the growing number of tiger deaths in Indian reserves, there seems to be an increase in population in Karnataka. Virtually every month a transient tiger has been caught in the precincts of the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. ...
  • Karnataka: Cause of 4-year-old tiger's death still uncertain January 14, 2013

    The death of a robust four-year-old tiger in the Nagarhole tiger reserve on Sunday has put the Karnataka forest department in a dilemma. However, the cause of death is uncertain. ...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old tiger found dead at Nagarhole tiger reserve January 13, 2013

    A four-year-old tiger succumbed to injuries in an apparent territorial fight in the Nagarhole tiger reserve in Karnataka. ...
  • Tigress found dead in Billigiri Ranga Temple reserve October 1, 2012

    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 July 25, 2012

    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 May 21, 2012

    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? March 5, 2012

    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 February 29, 2012

    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...