Roar for Tigers

Plans on to extend Pilibhit Tiger Reserve to Uttrakhand

Plans on to extend Pilibhit Tiger Reserve to Uttrakhand

Oct 21, 2015

PILIBHIT: Forests of the Surai range and Khatima range in the district are all set to be included as part of the buffer zone of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. An additional 2,300 hectare of forest land fromUttarakhand will also be included in PTR, so wild animals have greater safety and suffer less disturbance from humans, DP Singh, sub-divisional forest officer of PTR, said. On Saturday evening, Singh met forest officials from Khatima, WWF and wildlife experts and disclosed...

How ‘development’ eats into paths of elephants

How ‘development’ eats into paths of elephants

Oct 14, 2015

DEHRADUN: A single elephant needs 80 sq km to roam in; a herd would need 400 sq km. If the habitat of these large creatures is fragmented, then even bigger space would be needed. In all, the country is estimated to have about 25,000 elephants in the wild. Only 27% of these use protected territories, while the other move about in areas riven with corridor problems. Across the country, 180 elephant corridors have been identified under Project Elephant. Uttarakhand is home to...

Terai tigers showing ‘unique’ social traits?

Terai tigers showing ‘unique’ social traits?

Oct 5, 2015

Dehradun: Wildlife Institute of India is set to begin a new research project on the ‘meta-population dynamics’ of tigers, with particular focus the terai arc landscape, extending through Uttarakhand, UP and Bihar. Scientists are somewhat surprised to see that the general notions about tigers – that one male roams an area that he usually shares with two or three females, for instance – are being turned on its head in these parts, where there are...

Hope For India’s Bengal Tigers As US And Tourist Organizations Get Involved

Hope For India’s Bengal Tigers As US And Tourist Organizations Get Involved

Oct 5, 2015

As with several other big cats and large mammals in the world, Bengal tigers are under threat of extinction. Various efforts are now being made to both combat poaching and to protect India’s Bengal tigers in their natural habitats. As reported by NDTV, the United States has recently offered to help India in its efforts to track and protect the endangered Bengal tigers. A memorandum of understanding has been drawn up between the two countries to support India’s Project...

Filming the wild, raising awareness

Filming the wild, raising awareness

Sep 12, 2015

The forthcoming Woodpecker International Film Festival will screen documentaries on environment and social issues, as well as films from the North-East, Mexico and Nigeria   The camera pans Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary, zooming in on the Asiatic lion. Their numbers growing, cramped for space, they have been ambling out of the reserve and into nearby villages, preying on cattle. Thus begins Praveen Singh’s and Martin Dohrn’s documentary, India’s Wandering...

In poachers’ lingo ‘bada wala’ is a tiger

In poachers’ lingo ‘bada wala’ is a tiger

Jul 21, 2015

Summary: They call tiger `bada wala` (big one), leopard `chhota wala“ (small one), tiger bones as `sabzi`, tiger skins as `utran` and other wildlife products as `dana paani`. He said that poachers are active on Indo-Nepal border and effective combing of forest areas could help in preventing wildlife crimes. He also played audio tapes of conversation between the poachers arrested in Allahabad, Bijnaur, Pilibhit and Bahraich. BAHRAICH: A seminar on prevention of...