Ntca

  • MP, Chhattisgarh lock horns over shifting of tigers June 8, 2014

    Chhattisgarh's efforts to get tigers for its Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary from Madhya Pradesh has come to a halt with the latter asking it to get a viability study done before a decision on handing over the big cats could be taken. Chhattisgarh, where the tiger population is just about 26, has...
  • NTCA says no to reintroduction of white tigers in MP December 22, 2013

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority has refused to give its nod for reintroduction of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh saying they have no "conservation value", a decision that may come as a setback to the state's efforts to secure these rare species. The decision was taken sometime ago during a meeting...
  • 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...
  • K'taka: Special force to end tiger poaching December 25, 2011

    Bangalore: Tigers in Karnataka can thank their stars. For, the state reserves with high tiger density will soon get a Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF). From January 4, 2012, the force will patrol the tiger belts to protect the felines from poachers and smugglers. The STPF is being constituted under the...