TIGER CONSERVATION

  • Exclusive: If the tiger can survive, it's in India September 11, 2014

    To many, in fact most, tiger estimation or census is about knowing a number the final count of a majestic beast, the sight of which inspires awe in unlimited measure but the existence of which lies in the hands of the Homo Sapiens. However, very little does the society...
  • 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 18, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SC ruling a landmark decision: Tiger conservation authority July 24, 2012

    In a big victory for conservationists, the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned tourism in the core areas of tiger reserves. ...
  • Almost 50 tigers dead in six months in India June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Close to 50 tigers have died in the past six months in India, 19 of which were killed in poaching incidents. It's a shocking figure, specially when compared to the 56 tiger deaths reported in all in 2011. The National Tiger Conservation Authority has sounded an alert in...
  • Tiger census: numbers expected to rise March 24, 2011

    New Delhi: A 10 to 15 per cent increase in tiger numbers across the country that is what expected from the tiger estimation exercise 2011. Even as the country's top wildlife scientist are totting up the numbers only to be revealed next week, here's a preview of what...
  • Sariska tiger was poisoned to death: Minister December 4, 2010

    Jaipur: A tiger that was found dead in Sariska Tiger Reserve last month had been poisoned, Rajasthan Forest Minister Ram Lal Jaat said in Jaipur on Saturday. The male translocated tiger, ST1, was poisoned with organophosphorus insecticide, the minister said. The forensic report has confirmed poison in the tiger's body. "Scientists at...
  • Man saves tigers by reforming poachers June 5, 2010

    Dharmendra Khandal believes it's difficult to save tigers unless poachers are given a chance to reform themselves. ...
  • Tigers in 'very, very precarious state': govt December 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Tigers are in a "very, very precarious" state and could disappear altogether in nearly half of India's tiger reserves, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday. India is a key player in efforts to conserve the dwindling global tiger population, which has plummeted to just a few thousand. Wildlife...
  • World's tigers years away from extinction: experts October 28, 2009

    Kathmandu: Tigers could become extinct in the wild in two decades unless the world ramps up conservation efforts to halt the decline in their population, wildlife experts said on Wednesday. Barely 3,500 tigers are estimated to be roaming in the wild in 12 Asian countries and Russia compared with about 100,000...
  • 'Save Tiger' not on FM's mind, only Rs 50 cr allocated February 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday announced an allocation of Rs 50 crore to the National Tiger Conservation Authority to protect the big cat. While presenting the national budget for 200809 at the Lok Sabha, he expressed concern over the dwindling number of tigers, calling the situation "alarming". This...