Tiger Dispatch: India

The remains of two tiger cubs were found in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve last Wednesday; three years after poachers killed a big cat in the same reserve. The locals who saw the carcasses suspected poaching, but the forest officials claimed that an adult tiger had killed the cubs. “Two cubs, a male and a female, … Continue reading Tiger Dispatch: India

Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

The carcass of T-222 or Prince was found earlier this month under mysterious circumstances. The Karnataka forest department was forced to take the step after conservationists, alleging that the animal had fallen prey to poachers, pointed out several loopholes in the previous investigation and threatened to launch an indefinite protest. The controversy has erupted at … Continue reading Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

Poachers wanted for killing 30 tigers nabbed

The Times of India reported a major breakthrough: the special task force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh forest department arrested three poachers who have the blood of at least 30 tigers on their hands and wanted by CBI in connection with tiger poaching cases in the Vidarbha region between October 2012 and May 2013. Three foot … Continue reading Poachers wanted for killing 30 tigers nabbed

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 26 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

The tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar near Corbett died the same night in captivity due to septicemia and asphyxiation, wildlife officials said. The Hindustan Times reported the eight-year-old tiger suffered multiple injuries during the rescue operation and eventually succumbed. Forest officials with the help of tranquilizers and a JCB machine managed to cage … Continue reading Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

According to a news report by Xinhua on March 2, 2017, China plans to build a national park 60 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park as a sanctuary for the highly-endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The Jilin provincial forestry department said last Thursday that the national park plan has been approved by the central … Continue reading Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

After keeping the big cat under observation for 12 hours, the forest department released the three-and-a-half-year-old leopard in the Shivalik Hills. Officials said the big cat was released after he was declared fit, following a medical examination. According to the Times of India, the leopard was rescued by a team of forest and wildlife officials … Continue reading Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

Tiger cub found dead in Nagarahole

The Hindu reported last week that a tiger cub was found dead in the D.B. Kuppe range of the Nagarahole National Park. The carcass of the six-month-old cub was found in the Kaimara area close to the Karnataka-Kerala border; the whiskers, nails, teeth and bones were intact. Conservator of Forests, S. Manikandan, said the death … Continue reading Tiger cub found dead in Nagarahole

Karnataka’s roaring tiger story threatened by snares

Two of the cats died in the span of a fortnight near Nagarahole after getting caught in traps. The Hindu reported last Tuesday. The death of six tigers in the new year on the fringes of Karnataka’s Nagarahole and Bandipur Tiger Reserves, both conservation success stories, has thrown up tough questions for conservators. Last Sunday, … Continue reading Karnataka’s roaring tiger story threatened by snares

Tiger population booms in India’s Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, says the latest report, The Tribune reported last week from New Delhi. The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand’s Western Circle—a huge part of the vast … Continue reading Tiger population booms in India’s Terai region