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Two veterinary officers monitored the health of the tigress during the transportation process.(Sourced)

Four-year-old tigress translocated from Corbett National Park to Rajaji

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:23 PM IST
The Centre approved the tiger translocation to the reserve in 2016. Five tigers, including three females, will be translocated there from Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Some portions of the tiger’s carcass, including one hind leg, claws, nails, and a portion of the forehead were still missing.(Sourced: Maharashtra forest department)
Some portions of the tiger’s carcass, including one hind leg, claws, nails, and a portion of the forehead were still missing.(Sourced: Maharashtra forest department)

Maharashtra forest dept probes poaching angle as decomposed tiger carcass found in Gondia

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Forest officials said the findings were unusual and they had started an investigation
Representational Photo.(HT Archive)
Representational Photo.(HT Archive)

Wildlife board declines Uttarakhand forest dept’s request to modify tiger reserve road

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:08 PM IST
After NBWL gave its nod for the construction of Laldhang-Chillarkhal road through the buffer zone of Rajaji Tiger Reserve based on recommendations by NTCA, Uttarakhand forest department wrote to the board in July, requesting modifications like reducing the length of underpass for wild animals and reducing the height of underpass from 8m to 5m
The main trapping area for the RT1 tiger.(Maharashtra forest department)
The main trapping area for the RT1 tiger.(Maharashtra forest department)

To capture tiger, Maharashtra forest dept deploys staff members near main trap

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Forest staff members have been stationed inside two camouflaged cages near the main cage that will be used to trap the RT1 tiger at Rajura.
The rising human-elephant conflicts and loss of habitats and corridors are key issues discussed with states for the action plan. Officials said they want coordinated efforts to reduce human-animal conflict through mitigation works in elephant corridors.(Representational Photo/PTI File)
The rising human-elephant conflicts and loss of habitats and corridors are key issues discussed with states for the action plan. Officials said they want coordinated efforts to reduce human-animal conflict through mitigation works in elephant corridors.(Representational Photo/PTI File)

Environment ministry seeks legal status for elephant reserve, states ask for the draft

Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Kolkata | By Sanjoy Dey and Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:59 AM IST
A former member of Project Elephant’s steering committee, said they have been fighting for legal status to elephant reserves for over a decade but no state was ready
T2C1 caught in camera traps(Photo: Maharashtra forest department)
T2C1 caught in camera traps(Photo: Maharashtra forest department)

Maharashtra: Yavatmal tigress T2C1 captured, transferred to rescue centre

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 02:28 PM IST
T2C1 is the fifth big cat to be captured in Maharashtra this year after human-animal conflict
(HT Photo The carcass of the tigress was found in a forested area under Jatpura beat of Mailani range in the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district)
(HT Photo The carcass of the tigress was found in a forested area under Jatpura beat of Mailani range in the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district)

Tigress found dead in Dudhwa buffer zone in UP’s Lakhimpur

Hindustan Times, Lakhimpur Kheri | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2020 03:24 PM IST
A thorough probe into the tigress’ death would be carried out and an autopsy will be done according to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) guidelines to ascertain the exact cause of death, an official said.
Tigress Sundari in the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha.(HT PHOTO)
Tigress Sundari in the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha.(HT PHOTO)

Tigress Sundari to be relocated from Odisha to Madhya Pradesh in a month

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:31 PM IST
In December last year, the National Tiger Conservation Authority had asked the Odisha government to send back Sundari from Satkosia and accused the Odisha forest and wildlife department of making a mess of the monitoring and management of the relocated tigress.
Tigress Sundari will have to spend some more time in Odisha’s Satkosia tiger reserve.(HT Photo)
Tigress Sundari will have to spend some more time in Odisha’s Satkosia tiger reserve.(HT Photo)

Fears over safety stalls tigress’ return from Odisha to Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:41 PM IST
There are two tigers in the Ghorela tiger reserve where Sundari is scheduled to be released. Forest oficials have now decided that Sundari will be released into the new habitat in Ghorela only after the two tigers are shifted.
The hunting of the tigress Avni displayed all that was wrong with tiger tracking(AFP)
The hunting of the tigress Avni displayed all that was wrong with tiger tracking(AFP)

Man-eating tiger is an outdated construct | Opinion

By Neha Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 07:56 PM IST
The new NTCA guidelines to catch such animals are progressive. They should now be applied for leopards too
Conservation group Traffic said skins were the single-most frequently seized tiger parts, with an average of 58 whole tiger skins seized each year.(AP FILE PHOTO.)
Conservation group Traffic said skins were the single-most frequently seized tiger parts, with an average of 58 whole tiger skins seized each year.(AP FILE PHOTO.)

India remains tiger poaching hub as south-east Asian nations form new market: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:01 AM IST
In all, 2,300 tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, the report said. Around 40.5% of these were from India, said the report of conservation group, Traffic, looking at 19-years of tiger seizure data from across the globe.
The Rs 19 crore study was approved last week by the technical committee of the National Tiger Conservation Authority.(AP photo(Representational image))
The Rs 19 crore study was approved last week by the technical committee of the National Tiger Conservation Authority.(AP photo(Representational image))

10-year study planned to observe changes in Maharashtra’s tiger habitat

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:56 AM IST
The state forest department and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) have planned a 10-year study to understand the changes in the animal’s habitat in the state.
India now has 2,967 tigers, or 7 out of every 10 big cats in the wild in the world, according to a report released on Monday, July 29, 2019.(Subharanjan Sen / HT Photo)
India now has 2,967 tigers, or 7 out of every 10 big cats in the wild in the world, according to a report released on Monday, July 29, 2019.(Subharanjan Sen / HT Photo)

Critical info on tiger habitats missing, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Report does not mention how many of the tigers have been documented outside reserves; experts express concern over drop in occupancy levels in north-east as officials blame sampling method
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, and said India has emerged as of one of the biggest and safest habitats for big cats in the world. According to the report, the tiger population has grown from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, and said India has emerged as of one of the biggest and safest habitats for big cats in the world. According to the report, the tiger population has grown from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018.(ANI Photo)

It’s time to build on the success of our tiger conservation efforts

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 07:33 PM IST
At the launch of the 2018 census report, PM Modi said two things: First, it is possible strike a balance between development and conservation, and, second, India will build more homes for citizens, and at the same time “create quality habitats for animals”. Doing both these things in a country hungry for development will not be an easy task. But, hopefully, the PM will keep his word.
A team of six guides, a livestock development officer (LDO) – authorised veterinarian, and the driver tried to rescue the tigress using a net(HT Photo)
A team of six guides, a livestock development officer (LDO) – authorised veterinarian, and the driver tried to rescue the tigress using a net(HT Photo)

‘Driver shot dart at tigress T-4’: National Tiger Conservation Authority

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Spread across 148 sqkm, Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to four adult tigers – one male and three female, nine sub-adult tigers, and seven cubs (all three to four months old).
Located near the Indo-Nepal border in Pilibhit district, PTR is one of the newest tiger reserves in the country.(Representative image)
Located near the Indo-Nepal border in Pilibhit district, PTR is one of the newest tiger reserves in the country.(Representative image)

Tiger census in PTR: Field survey complete, numbers to be declared in May

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Almost two months after it began, the field survey for the tiger census in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) was completed by forest officials. The exercise primarily included collection of pictures of big cats from camera traps.
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has said its nationwide survey of tiger count is nearly 80% complete and the report, All India Tiger Estimation 2018-19, will likely be out in May.(PTI)
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has said its nationwide survey of tiger count is nearly 80% complete and the report, All India Tiger Estimation 2018-19, will likely be out in May.(PTI)

Tiger count report likely in May

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 03:02 PM IST
The previous census, conducted in 2014, had reported 2,226 tigers in the country, up from 1,706 in 2010.
The carcass of male tiger T16 found in Nagpur.(Maharashtra forest department)
The carcass of male tiger T16 found in Nagpur.(Maharashtra forest department)

2 tigers found dead in Maharashtra; 2018 toll is 21

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 08:25 AM IST
The animist tribe, who consider tigers their elder brothers, fears that declaring Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary (DWS) as a tiger reserve would impact their livelihood.(NYT)
The animist tribe, who consider tigers their elder brothers, fears that declaring Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary (DWS) as a tiger reserve would impact their livelihood.(NYT)

Arunachal tribe against tiger reserve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sadiq Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2018 08:22 AM IST
An area of 4129 sqkm of the 9129 sqkm Dibang Valley is designated as Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary (DWS) but has not yet been named a tiger reserve.
A male Royal Bengal Tiger has been found dead in the core area of Odisha’s Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
A male Royal Bengal Tiger has been found dead in the core area of Odisha’s Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)

Translocated Royal Bengal Tiger found dead in Odisha forest, may have got injured while trying to get out of snare

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 02:45 PM IST
The exact reason of the three-year-old tiger’s death will be ascertained after a postmortem is conducted, a senior forest official said Thursday. The royal bengal tiger was brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha Tiger Reserve on June 21 and released in the wild on July 7.
A three-year-old tiger was found dead at the Satkosia tiger reserve on Wednesday, according to a senior wildlife who said the animal may have died after being caught in a trap setup by poachers.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
A three-year-old tiger was found dead at the Satkosia tiger reserve on Wednesday, according to a senior wildlife who said the animal may have died after being caught in a trap setup by poachers.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)

Translocated tiger found dead in Odisha, poachers’ trap suspected

Hindustan Times | By Debrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 12:12 AM IST
The death adds to the controversy of the translocation, after the other tiger – Sundari – shifted in the exercise purportedly killed a woman.
Photo released by the Maharashtra Forest Department on November 3 shows the dead body of Avni, the tiger known to hunters as T1 after being shot in the forests of India's Maharashtra state near Yavatmal.(AFP File Photo)
Photo released by the Maharashtra Forest Department on November 3 shows the dead body of Avni, the tiger known to hunters as T1 after being shot in the forests of India's Maharashtra state near Yavatmal.(AFP File Photo)

Maharashtra, Centre form separate panels to probe tigress Avni killing

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The first investigation will be done by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) under Union environment ministry that will submit its report by November 26. The Fadnavis govt has formed a body to study the process in which permissions were granted to kill the animal.
When the Mukundra tiger reserve was repopulated with its first tiger, the NTCA jumped in again to give notice of both the way it was done and the spot it was done in. They had little understanding of either the tiger reserve or the needs of the tiger(HT File Photo)
When the Mukundra tiger reserve was repopulated with its first tiger, the NTCA jumped in again to give notice of both the way it was done and the spot it was done in. They had little understanding of either the tiger reserve or the needs of the tiger(HT File Photo)

More tiger conservation bodies must be enablers

By Valmik Thapar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:21 AM IST
If a complete revamp does not happen, the future of the tiger will be totally dependent on the ability of the states
Chief minister TS Rawat will chair the meeting on June 15 for the first time after forming government in the state last year.(HT Photo)
Chief minister TS Rawat will chair the meeting on June 15 for the first time after forming government in the state last year.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand state board for wildlife to meet after 19 months

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:03 PM IST
The Uttarakhand State Board for Wildlife is going to meet on Friday after a gap of 19 months to discuss some key conservation issues
Tiger (MT-1) after being shifted to Mukundra Hills Tiger reserve in Kota.(HT File Photo)
Tiger (MT-1) after being shifted to Mukundra Hills Tiger reserve in Kota.(HT File Photo)

Mukundra tiger adjusts well to new habitat

Hindustan Times, Kota | By Aabshar H Quazi, Kota
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 10:18 PM IST
The three-and-a-half-year-old tiger was translocated from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve on April 3.
NTCA deputy director Nishant Verma visited the reserve on May 21 & 22 to assess the possibility of project.(HT File Photo)
NTCA deputy director Nishant Verma visited the reserve on May 21 & 22 to assess the possibility of project.(HT File Photo)

Translocation nod only after security of big cats assured in Rajaji: NTCA

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 09:39 PM IST
The National Tiger Conservation Authority will not allow tiger translocation in Rajaji Tiger Reserve unless the reserve management ensures safety of the big cats, a top official said on Wednesday
Officials monitored Chilla and Motichur ranges where the translocation is proposed.(HT Photo)
Officials monitored Chilla and Motichur ranges where the translocation is proposed.(HT Photo)

Tiger translocation in Rajaji: NTCA panel reviews preparations

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2018 10:10 PM IST
A one-member committee from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on Monday reached Uttarakhand to review preparations for translocation of tigers from the Corbett landscape to the western part of Rajaji Tiger Reserve
Forest officials found a dead tigress on Sunday night and kept it in a toilet of the forest range office in Almora till the next day.(Hindustan Times/Video grab)
Forest officials found a dead tigress on Sunday night and kept it in a toilet of the forest range office in Almora till the next day.(Hindustan Times/Video grab)

Tigress carcass dumped overnight in toilet of forest range office in Almora

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:19 PM IST
A wildlife activist criticised the act saying recklessly keeping the tiger carcass in a toilet all night without guarding it is a slap on the global protection oath that India has taken during St Petesburgh declaration, 2010 .
Forest officers said that the cranium of the tiger was broken, which hints at conflict.(AP/Representative image)
Forest officers said that the cranium of the tiger was broken, which hints at conflict.(AP/Representative image)

Fifth tiger dead in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 10:16 PM IST
A two-year-old female tigress was found dead by the forest staff in Pili beat of Shyampur range.
Tiger T-91 shifted to Mukundra Hills Tiger reserve of Kota. The translocated tiger, T-91, had strayed into the Vishdhari sanctuary from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Tiger T-91 shifted to Mukundra Hills Tiger reserve of Kota. The translocated tiger, T-91, had strayed into the Vishdhari sanctuary from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.(HT FILE PHOTO)

State, NTCA lock horns over tiger shifting to Mukundra

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 09:42 PM IST
NTCA seeks action against officials for flouting wildlife Act; state questions bar on translocation
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