Tiger Reserve

  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer 18-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said....
  • Tiger killed in territorial fight in Kanha Reserve 13-03-2014 04:31 PM

    A tiger was killed in a territorial fight with another feline in Madhya Pradesh's Kanha Tiger Reserve, forest sources said on Thursday. The two-and-half year old tiger sustained fatal injuries in the territorial fight with another big cat on March 11 in Kisli range of the tiger reserve, they said....
  • Tiger found dead in Valmiki Tiger Reserve 10-03-2014 05:13 PM

    A tiger was found dead in acanal in Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) in Bihar's West Champarandistrict on Monday, forest official said. According to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore, the forest guards found the carcass of the tiger inSikpiya canal on road number seven of Madanpur forest range ofVTR. The...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit 26-02-2014 11:21 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the proposal for establishing a tiger reserve in Pilibhit for conservation of the feline. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official release said in Lucknow. The cabinet also approved expansion of National...
  • MP for tracking Kuno tiger to avoid fight with Gujarat lions 16-02-2014 10:31 AM

    Madhya Pradesh has recommended to the Centre that the lone tiger in its Palpur Kuno sanctuary be fitted with a radio collar to check any possible conflict withlions proposed to be introduced in the reserve from Gujarat. Palpur Kuno sanctuary, under Sehopur district of Gwalior division, has been chosen as...
  • Major fire engulfs Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve, 100 acres of forest gutted 09-02-2014 06:02 PM

    A major fire broke out in the Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran district on Sunday. The fire broke out in Madanpur forest area under the Reserve and spread over a vast tract of about 100 acres destroying trees, District Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore said. Many animals also...
  • 4 male rhinos to be shifted to another range of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve 06-02-2014 12:04 PM

    With conflicts among male rhinos during the mating season claiming the life of a rhino, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve authorities have proposed to shift four males of the species to another range of the park. The move came after an 11-year male rhino Sahdev was killed by two other male rhinos...
  • Drones to keep watch on tigers and poachers at Panna Tiger reserve 11-01-2014 12:07 AM

    In a first, unmanned aerial surveillance planes- drones, have been deployed in the Panna Tiger Reserve to keep a tab on the movement of tigers and other animals and to keep an eye on poachers. Poachers had virtually wiped out the big cat population in the reserve a few years...
  • Post re-introduction drive, Panna reclaims its tiger populace 03-01-2014 05:55 PM

    After the successful tiger re-introduction programme in Madhya Pradesh, Panna Reserve that lost all its big cats to poaching four years ago, now boasts of having 23 tigers in its wild. The tiger re-introduction programme was launched in 2009 by translocating tigers (one male and four females) from other reserves...
  • 11 poachers arrested with two tiger carcasses near Corbett Tiger Reserve 17-12-2013 08:42 AM

    Eleven suspected poachers were arrested with two carcasses of tiger from the Amangarh forest range, on the border of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, an official said. The poachers were arrested in a joint operation by staff of the tiger reserve and Uttar Pradesh Police when they were moving in a...
  • Daily wager guarding endangered animals killed by tiger 21-10-2013 11:18 PM

    A daily wage employee of Corbett Tiger Reserve, who was attacked by a tiger while he was patrolling in the park three days ago, succumbed to the injuries on Monday. The incident occurred on 18th of this month when the victim, identified as Rakesh Sharma, was patrolling at a hilly...
  • TN: PETA objects to Forest Dept's plan of capturing 3 wild elephants 28-08-2013 02:18 PM

    An animal rights organisation has opposed the Tamil Nadu Forest Department's plan to capture and train three wild elephants of a herd at Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve. "Typical taming and training of wild elephants involves severe cruelty, such as separating the animals from their mothers or other members of the family...
  • Jayalalithaa approves drinking water scheme for wild animals 26-08-2013 01:18 PM

    The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a Rs 2.81 crore drinking water scheme for wild animals covering four major tiger reserves and forest areas in the state. The measure was proposed in view of the animals straying into public places in search of water during dry spells, thus causing...
  • Tribals relocated from Achanakmar tiger reserve face livelihood crisis 16-08-2013 01:06 PM

    Relocated from native villages to pave way for Chhattisgarh's Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, tribals say the move has neither solved their livelihood issue nor helped in tiger conservation. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, located around 200 kms from the state capital Raipur in Bilaspur region, was given the status of a tiger reserve...
  • Third tiger found dead near Corbett in a week 04-06-2013 07:29 PM

    Rishikesh: A tiger was found dead near the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district, the third such incident in the area in a week. The carcass of the tiger was recovered in a decomposed state from Hathi Dangar in Fantoo range of Tarai West forest division, Corbett Field Director Samir...
  • Should tourism in tiger reserves be banned? 09-11-2011 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Gas guzzling jeeps, noisy tourists hungry for that one glimpse of the tiger. There is an unprecedented pressure on tiger reserves across the country. And that's the reason why a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court of India, asking for the core zone of tiger reserves...
  • Windmills threaten wildlife in Koyna Sanctuary 22-04-2011 10:36 AM

    Koyna Sanctuary: The Sahyadri Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra is a critical corridor of forest and home to tigers, bison and 100 species of birds. But CNN-IBN has found that land inside the tiger reserve is up for grabs and over 200 windmills are operating inside the sanctuary, for which over...
  • People up in arms against Kaziranga Tiger reserve 14-03-2011 11:17 AM

    Assam: The Kaziranga National Park, of late, is in news for all the wrong reasons. The park has been declared a tiger reserve but locals are up in arms against the move. The residents fear this could affect their livelihood, as a Tiger Tag will impose restrictions on the inflow...
  • Three kidnapped WWF volunteers released 08-02-2011 11:07 PM

    Kokrajhar: Three women WWF volunteers, kidnapped along with their three male colleagues, were on Tuesday released at Bangtol in Chirang district on the Assam-Bhutan border after two days in captivity while police said the NDFB was behind the abduction. Kokrajhar SP PK Dutta said negotiations are on with the kidnappers...
  • Six WWF employees kidnapped in Assam 07-02-2011 03:32 PM

    Suspected Bodo insurgents have kidnapped six World Wildlife Fund employees in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. Three of those kidnapped are women. Initial reports suggest over 20 armed insurgents carried out the kidnapping. The WWF employees were carrying out tiger and elephant census inside Manas Wildlife Sanctuary when they were kidnapped....
  • Militants abduct 6 WWF officials in Assam 07-02-2011 12:56 PM

    Guwahati: Heavily armed militants kidnapped six officials, including three women, of international conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from the famed Manas National Park in Assam, officials on Monday said. A police spokesperson said the six WWF officials were abducted late on Sunday from the sanctuary, about 200...
  • Mining near Sariska may endanger big cats 21-10-2010 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Rajasthan Government has granted new mining leases in the Aravali hills near the Sariska Tiger Reserve, a move seen as a serious threat to the eco-sensitive zone of the sanctuary. The 40 new leases are in defiance of a Supreme Court order that had asked for all...
  • Ranger tries to tame tiger with stick; mauled 23-08-2010 09:29 PM

    A ranger at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve was mauled by a tiger, which had accidentally strayed into a village, as he tried to tranquilize it using a stick. ...