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Not burning bright: Why tigers are in danger in India, despite rising numbers

Aug 13, 2016

Not burning bright: Why tigers are in danger in India, despite rising numbers

Tigers have vanished from nearly 90 percent of its original range which extended from parts of Central Asia and Siberia to Indonesia. #Environment #CriticalPoint #Conservation #Tigers #Kaziranga #Human-animal conflict #Tiger numbers #FWeekend #national parks #AnimalRights
Why translocating Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh is a disastrous idea

Aug 10, 2016

Why translocating Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh is a disastrous idea

The Supreme Court has not been made fully aware of the importance of Kuno-Palpur as a migration corridor for tigers and the threat of lion-tiger conflict. Because sandwiching lions between tigers would endanger both. #Tigers #Animal rights #Asiatic lions #Kuno Palpur #lion-tiger conflict #Wildlife in India #Genetic evidence of tiger population structure #migration of animals
Students who dropped out fearing tigers return to school in Tamil Nadu

Aug 10, 2016

Students who dropped out fearing tigers return to school in Tamil Nadu

Forty-five children, who had stopped going to school out of fear of wild animals like tigers, have returned to their institution in Mudumalai, a tiger habitat in Nilgiris district, after the Tamil Nadu government provided jeep for their safe transportation. #NewsTracker #Tigers #Mudumalai #Nilgiris
International Tiger Day: India's high tiger numbers may be due to skewed calculations

Jul 29, 2016

International Tiger Day: India's high tiger numbers may be due to skewed calculations

As the world celebrates International Tiger day on Friday, we look at how well India has been faring in managing its tiger population. #NewsTracker #Tigers #Prakash Javadekar #International Tiger Day #WWF #Global Tiger Forum
In the Sundarbans, Hindu devotees offer 'bhog' to Muslim goddess for protection from tigers

Jun 19, 2016

In the Sundarbans, Hindu devotees offer 'bhog' to Muslim goddess for protection from tigers

The blessings of Bon Bibi, as popular belief holds, makes life just a little bit easier, in the difficult terrain of the Sundarbans #Tigers #Sundarbans #FWeekend #Bon Bibi #man-tiger conflict
Water scarcity hitting Rajasthan's wildlife sanctuaries

May 10, 2016

Water scarcity hitting Rajasthan's wildlife sanctuaries

Water scarcity in wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan is killing animals and forcing them into human habitations #NewsTracker #Tigers #Wildlife #Drought #Water Crisis #Lions #Water scarcity #Fauna #tube wells #tankers #wildlife sanctuaries
Reintroduction of tigers in Cambodia from India impractical: Experts

Apr 22, 2016

Reintroduction of tigers in Cambodia from India impractical: Experts

While the proposed reintroduction of Indian tigers in Cambodia seems "fine" from a genetic perspective, it may not be practical #NewsTracker #Tigers #Cambodia #Wildlife #Wildlife Conservation Society #National Centre for Biological Sciences #Tiger population
Doubling tiger population by 2022 is unrealistic: Wildlife expert Dr Ullas Karanth

Apr 13, 2016

Doubling tiger population by 2022 is unrealistic: Wildlife expert Dr Ullas Karanth

Dr K Ullas Karanth, Director for Science-Asia for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), talks to Firstpost on WWF-GTF latest report and tiger population in the country. #Q&A #Tigers #World Wildlife Fund #WWF #Global Tiger Forum #GTF #K Ullas Karanth
World tiger count rises for the first time in 100 years

Apr 11, 2016

World tiger count rises for the first time in 100 years

Data compiled by the WWF and the Global Tiger Forum show that the global population of wild tigers has risen to an estimated 3,890 from an all-time low of 3,200 in 2010. #India #China #Bangladesh #Indonesia #Myanmar #Bhutan #Tigers #Malaysia #Cambodia #Endangered species #Laos #World Wildlife Fund #endangered animals #Wildlife conservation #WWF #Fauna #Tiger count #Marco Lambertini
The Maneka Gandhi column: India should be wary of the Chinese threat to its wildlife

Apr 11, 2016

The Maneka Gandhi column: India should be wary of the Chinese threat to its wildlife

We may try to protect our wildlife, but it is vanishing rapidly. One of the main causes is the greed of our neighbour China. #HowThisWorks #China #Japan #Tigers #Animal rights #Maneka Gandhi #Endangered species #Poaching #Wildlife #Xi Jinping #CITES