Roar for Tigers

Committee to consult villagers on new Pilibhit Tiger Reserve buffer zone

Committee to consult villagers on new Pilibhit Tiger Reserve buffer zone

Aug 2, 2016

DEHRADUN: The state forest department has formed a committee headed by chief conservator of forests Dhananjai Mohan to hear the grievances and opinion of the local people of some 22 villages who will get affected on inclusion of three ranges of Terai East of Uttarakhand as buffer zone of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pardesh. It is the first matter in the state where the reserve forest of the state is going to become buffer zone of a tiger reserve of some other state. National...

WWF, Railways working jointly to protect wild animals from rail mishaps

WWF, Railways working jointly to protect wild animals from rail mishaps

Apr 13, 2016

Pilibhit: To protect wild animals from falling prey to train mishaps, the world wide fund for nature (WWF) India is chalking out a joint strategy in coordination with North-East Railways. A joint survey team of WWF and NE railway visited the forest belt of Mala range in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve area on Monday to explore the possible measures of wildlife safety. Meter-gauge railway line in the area is being converted to broad-gauge on Pilibhit-Lucknow route via Pilibhit....

Two ‘poachers’ held in Pilibhit tiger reserve

Two ‘poachers’ held in Pilibhit tiger reserve

Jan 11, 2016

Pilibhit: Two men suspected of poaching were held by officials of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve on Sunday. The two are suspected to belong to a larger gang of poachers. Officials suspect the two were part of the group that killed eight tigers here last year. In January 2015, eight men were held by the Wildlife Control Bureau and the Special Task Force (STF) in Pilibhit on information received from Dalal Mondal, a poacher. Mondal, a resident of Pilibhit, had been arrested in...

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve to open for tourist season

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve to open for tourist season

Nov 16, 2015

PILIBHIT: The wait is now over and it’s time to watch the beauty of nature in Pilibhit. The forests of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) will be open for tourists from November 15. The bookings in Chuka beach have already started, with local tourists showing their interest in visiting the area. PTR has always been in the news because of the presence of 44 tigers, endangered species like barking deer, honey badger, leopards, swamp francolin, Bengal bustard, vultures,...

Countrywide Bird Count in memory of Dr Salim Ali

Countrywide Bird Count in memory of Dr Salim Ali

Nov 13, 2015

MUMBAI: To commemorate the birth anniversary (November 12) of the ‘Bird Man of India’, late Dr Salim Ali (1896-1987), BNHS-India announced the revival of the Salim Ali Bird Count across India. The date for this year’s Bird Count has been finalized for November 15 2015 and will continue every year. It is a one day event with no barriers for participation, the only criteria being one’s interest in birds. Bird watchers are invited to participate in...

UP tourists’ chance to go tiger-spotting

UP tourists’ chance to go tiger-spotting

Nov 6, 2015

LUCKNOW: As part of state government’s tiger-tourism under the eco-tourism initiative, a 150km tiger circuit/trail running has been planned offering visitors assured sightings of the big cat. Nature tours in tiger reserves open for the new season in the second week of November. Tiger-trail will take tourists through the tiger-dominant region starting from Mahof range of Pilibhit tiger reserve and ending at Motipur range of Katarniaghat sanctuary....