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A Prayer For The Homeless Tigers

A Prayer For The Homeless Tigers

On the afternoon of 15 July, passengers in a state transport bus plying between Armori and Desaiganj in eastern Maharashtra were surprised to see two young tigers ambling on the highway. The place—near Kondhala in Gadchiroli district—was far from any tiger reserve or national park. How did they reach there? Tigers popping up in places far from their habitat is not new in central India, though. Mines, dams and development have fragmented vast swathes of fore    Read More...

Mumbai Answers The Roar Of The Tiger

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight. Risin' up to the challenge of our rival, And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger' — go the lyrics of a popular song. As often depicted in pop culture, there is perhaps no animal as synonymous with strength, power and tenacity as a tiger. It's large, luminous eyes apart, there's so much more to the orange and black-striped animal. It is unfort    Read More...

Tiger Count In Uttarakhand Goes Up To 242, 2nd Highest In India

Tiger Count In Uttarakhand Goes Up To 242, 2nd Highest In India

The count of tigers in Uttarakhand has gone up to 242 with an increase of 63 big cats this year, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said. Also 11 cubs were found in the two tiger reserves, he had said on Wednesday releasing the latest figures for the year 2016 -17. Uttarakhand has two tiger reserves – the Corbett Tiger Reserve and the Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Chief minister Rawat congratulated the forest department for the great work being done for the conserv    Read More...

India's Tiger Population Set To Rise

India's tiger population is set to record a rise as nearly 1,700 big cats have been captured on camera traps across 46 of the country's 50 reserves in the latest annual estimation. After pugmarks and scat samples are analysed and figures of manual monitoring are also in, the overall number is likely to cross the current tiger population figure of 2,226 officials told DNA. The heartening development comes against the backdrop of global reduction in tiger populatio    Read More...

Green Eco: Saving 2 Tigers Gives More Value Than Mangalyaan!

NEW DELHI: Comparing tigers and Mangalyaan may seem bizarre but a new bio-economic analysis throws up interesting statistics, saving two big cats gives more value than the cost of India's much-hyped maiden mission to Mars. In a one-of-its-kind analysis, an Indo-Australian team of scientists has published a paper titled 'Making the hidden visible: Economic valuation of tiger reserves in India' in the journal Ecosystem Services. It says saving two tigers yields a ca    Read More...

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