Tiger Reserve

  • Uttar Pradesh to soon have its third tiger reserve at Pilibhit June 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh would soon have its third tiger reserve at Pilibhit, which would be the country's 45th tiger reserve. A notification in this regard had been issued earlier this week, an official release said on Friday. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve was the state's first tiger reserve that came into existence in 1987,...
  • 10-year-old female elephant found dead near Corbett Tiger Reserve June 11, 2014

    A 10-year old female elephant was found dead in a field close to the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district, a forest official said. The elephant was found dead on Tuesday evening in a field at Himmatpur Dauntiyal village of Ramnagar subdivision, park warden of Corbett Tiger Reserve SC Upadhyay said. Prima...
  • MP government gives Rs 1.5 lakh to family of man killed by tiger June 5, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has given Rs 1.50 lakh compensation to the family of a 22-year-old man who was killed by a tiger in Khitauli range of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Ramesh Bhumia, from Medra village in Barhi tehsil of Katni district, was killed in the tiger attack on May 27. A sum of...
  • Four-year-old tigress found dead, poachers suspected May 26, 2014

    A four-year-old tigress was killed allegedly by poachers near Baruha Nulla under Dhamakher range in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. The animal's body was found this morning. The tigress was electrocuted and her teeth, nails and the radio collar around the neck were missing. The tigress, who was born in an enclosure,...
  • 20-year-old female elephant found dead at Corbett Tiger Reserve May 2, 2014

    A young elephant was found dead in the Corbett Tiger Reserve on Thursday, Park Warden SC Upadhyay said. The 20-year-old female pachyderm was found dead by forest staff in the core area of the reserve known as Jamuna Gwaad, Upadhyay said. Though an autopsy is still under way, he ruled out any...
  • The first time ever: 6 captive-bred gharial released after satellite-tagging April 25, 2014

    Six captive-bred gharials have satellite-tagged for the first time and released in the river Gandak near Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar to protect the critically-endangered reptiles from extinction. "This is just the beginning; we look forward to expand this project if current restocking is successful. We will also research if we...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer March 18, 2014

    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. Sansar Chand,...
  • Tiger killed in territorial fight in Kanha Reserve March 13, 2014

    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. The young...
  • Tiger found dead in Valmiki Tiger Reserve March 10, 2014

    A tiger was found dead in a canal in Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) in Bihar's West Champaran district on Monday, forest official said. According to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Nandkishore, the forest guards found the carcass of the tiger in Sikpiya canal on road number seven of Madanpur forest range of VTR. The carcass has...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit February 26, 2014

    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 Health Insurance...
  • MP for tracking Kuno tiger to avoid fight with Gujarat lions February 16, 2014

    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 with lions proposed to be introduced in the reserve from Gujarat. Palpur Kuno sanctuary, under Sehopur district of Gwalior division, has been chosen as the...
  • Major fire engulfs Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve, 100 acres of forest gutted February 9, 2014

    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 perished...
  • 4 male rhinos to be shifted to another range of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve February 6, 2014

    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 Bheem...
  • Drones to keep watch on tigers and poachers at Panna Tiger reserve January 11, 2014

    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 ago. After...
  • Post re-introduction drive, Panna reclaims its tiger populace January 3, 2014

    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 in...
  • 11 poachers arrested with two tiger carcasses near Corbett Tiger Reserve December 17, 2013

    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 taxi...
  • Daily wager guarding endangered animals killed by tiger October 21, 2013

    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 region...
  • TN: PETA objects to Forest Dept's plan of capturing 3 wild elephants August 28, 2013

    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 group,...
  • Jayalalithaa approves drinking water scheme for wild animals August 26, 2013

    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 damage...
  • Tribals relocated from Achanakmar tiger reserve face livelihood crisis August 16, 2013

    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 in...
  • Third tiger found dead near Corbett in a week June 4, 2013

    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...
  • Digvijay takes on Modi over Gujrat development claims April 3, 2013

    Nagpur: In a fresh salvo, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for "taking credit" for development of the state. "Gujarat was always ahead in terms of development and progress that is visible. It did not happen overnight", Singh said referring to Modi's claims...
  • US woman arrested for trespassing in Kanha Tiger Reserve March 18, 2013

    Mandla: A US woman tourist was arrested for allegedly trespassing in the prohibited area of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, official sources said on Monday. The California-based woman, identified as Eve Lynn, 50, checked into a hotel near the Kanha Tiger Reserve on the evening of March 15. The next day in wee...
  • B'lore: '4-year-old tiger died due to poisoning' January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: 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...
  • Tiger conservation: Govt needs to increase buffer zones January 21, 2013

    Bangalore: 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. For the record five stray...
  • Karnataka: Cause of 4-year-old tiger's death still uncertain January 14, 2013

    Bangalore: 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. Though prima facie it is a case of natural death, senior forest officers are concerned about the actual cause of...
  • Karnataka: 4-year-old tiger found dead at Nagarhole tiger reserve January 13, 2013

    A four-year-old tiger was found dead in the Nagarhole tiger reserve in Karnataka on Sunday. The tiger succumbed to injuries in an apparent territorial fight. According to Conservator of Forests, Gokul, wildlife tourists discovered a tiger in a sitting posture in Kabini backwaters area on Sunday evening. "Expect for bleeding...
  • SC refuses to lift ban on tiger tourism October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to lift its ban on tourism in the core areas of tiger reserves saying that the ban will continue until the National Tiger Conservation comes up with guidelines on tourism-related activities at sanctuaries. The apex court said that it will not pass...
  • SC verdict on tiger tourism likely today October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to give its final ruling on whether tourism should be permitted in core tiger reserves or not. The Centre had earlier filed an affidavit asking the court to lift the ban. The Centre says tourism should be allowed in 20 per cent of...
  • 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 Mohanraj,...