BANDIPUR

  • 'Tiger population in India has increased significantly' December 27, 2012

    New York: Tiger population in India has significantly increased in the wild, thanks to protection of additional habitat of the big cat and stringent antipoaching patrols, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said. In southwestern India, where WCS research and conservation efforts began 25 years ago, a major rebound of tigers...
  • 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 hardcore poachers are still at large in the forests of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Close on the heels...
  • Karunalaya: Where the mentally ill live in dignity July 6, 2012

    Nanjangud (Karnataka): Left in the wild to get killed, many of them do not know where they came from and who they are. The shelter home Karunalaya, on the edge of Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve, provides the 55odd mentally challenged to eke out their existence with some dignity. "These unfortunate...
  • Karnataka sets up special tiger protection force January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka has set up the firstever commando force to protect tigers in the state. The state government has trained commandos to fight poachers. With nearly 300 tigers in the state, Karnataka has become the epicenter of tiger conservation especially since it has the largest number of tigers...