Illegal road in India Tiger Reserve

The Hindu reports a group of private landowners constructed a 4 km road between Anamada and Periyashola by encroaching on forestland, causing severe damage to the fragile ecosystem of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and the adjoining Nelliampathy hill ranges. The road, which facilitates tourist access to environmentally fragile private estates spread over 782 acres and … Continue reading Illegal road in India Tiger Reserve

New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

In a joint press release issued last week by Freeland and Panthera revealed a “new scientific survey confirmed the presence of the world’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers and provided the first photographic evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand in over 15 years. Conducted in partnership by Freeland and Panthera with support from … Continue reading New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve highest tiger population in its history

The Hindu Times reported last week seven female and three male tigers in the reserve are untraceable in the last five years, the Rajasthan government says. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district is now home to 62 tigers, the highest number in its history. In a written reply to a question in … Continue reading The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve highest tiger population in its history

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05 February 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, 05 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05 February 2017

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

Reintroduction of tigers in an extinct tiger specie territory

Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new study, “Tiger re-establishment potential to former Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) range in Central Asia,” published in Biological Conservation, lays out a plan to reintroduce … Continue reading Reintroduction of tigers in an extinct tiger specie territory

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 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, 22 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 2017

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

Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

A comprehensive analysis of 16 years of Tiger seizures shows that Asia’s failure to ramp up enforcement, close Tiger farms, strengthen laws and reduce demand are to blame for the persistent illegal trade in Tiger parts, was published by TRAFFIC on last Wednesday. Reduced To Skin And Bones Re-Examined: Full Analysis released on the eve … Continue reading Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

The Times of India reported earlier this month as many as 76 tiger deaths were reported in the country from January to October this year, with Madhya Pradesh at the top of the list, accounting for nearly a third of all mortalities. Karnataka, which boasts the highest tiger population among states, was second with 13 … Continue reading 76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016