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Uttarakhand: First tiger to be shifted to Rajaji from Corbett Tiger Reserve this week

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:16 PM IST
The project for translocation of tigers to the western part of Rajaji was approved by the Central government in 2016
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Representational Image.(HT archive)
Representational Image.(HT archive)

Tigress missing from Rajaji reserve: NTCA seeks report from Uttarakhand government

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest department started a search operation to find the tigress and deployed four teams on elephants to search for her
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Wildlife activists said any operation to capture the tiger after sundown was against NTCA’s guidelines.(Representational Image.)
Wildlife activists said any operation to capture the tiger after sundown was against NTCA’s guidelines.(Representational Image.)

Maharashtra: Centre’s panel issues advisory for forest staff during Chandrapur tiger capture

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST
National Tiger Conservation Authority recommended the use of only “human dummies with a bent posture” as bait and not humans while capturing the tiger and asked for a report at the earliest regarding the allegations
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An official said that if someone does not follow these rules then a fine of Rs 25,000 will be imposed.(Getty Images)
An official said that if someone does not follow these rules then a fine of Rs 25,000 will be imposed.(Getty Images)

Those above 65, kids below 10 years not allowed to visit Corbett Tiger Reserve

By Ankur Sharma | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Apart from this, the country’s top tiger conservation body has also increased the viewing distance of wildlife in protected areas including tigers.
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While in 2016, the inspector-general of forests, had written to the then Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Goa, to set up a tiger reserve in Goa.(AP)
While in 2016, the inspector-general of forests, had written to the then Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Goa, to set up a tiger reserve in Goa.(AP)

Tiger reserve in Goa: HC directs Goa govt, NTCA to respond by August 24

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The NGO has sought that the state government act on the NTCA’s directive to set up a tiger reserve in the state that was earlier put forth in 2011 and 2016, but the trail went cold, as “no further steps were taken”.
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NCTA has asked Odisha to start a melanistic tiger safari on the fringe of its biggest tiger reserve in Simlipal.
NCTA has asked Odisha to start a melanistic tiger safari on the fringe of its biggest tiger reserve in Simlipal.

Tiger conservation authority asks Odisha to start India’s first melanistic tiger safari

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Simlipal Tiger Reserve is the only tiger habitat in the world with melanistic tigers, which have broad black stripes running across their bodies and thicker than those seen on normal tigers, so much so that their tawny skin colour is barely visible.
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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
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Tiger deaths have alarmed forest officials.(HT Photo)
Tiger deaths have alarmed forest officials.(HT Photo)

11 tigers dead in MP in first 10 months of 2019

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:17 AM IST
Out of 142, 80 died natural deaths, six died unnatural deaths not attributed to poaching, 13 deaths are under scrutiny while 31 were killed by poachers
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NTCA has confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude areas of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.(AP Photo)
NTCA has confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude areas of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.(AP Photo)

Tigers present in high altitudes in four states, says NTCA in report

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 05:57 AM IST
Camera trapping has shown tiger presence in Kedarnath at about 3,600 metres above sea level. In Sikkim also their presence has been confirmed at about 3,300 metres above sea level.
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File photo of tigress Avni or T-1 along with her cubs before she was killed in Yavatmal on November 2, 2018.(HT file photo)
File photo of tigress Avni or T-1 along with her cubs before she was killed in Yavatmal on November 2, 2018.(HT file photo)

Tigress Avni’s cub to be released in the wild after a year of foster care

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 08:29 AM IST
The cub will be mature enough by then to take care of herself, state forest department and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) officials said.
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The draft was described to be draconian by several forest-rights activists because it gives major powers to forest officers, including the use of firearms and greater immunity from prosecution.(HT Photo)
The draft was described to be draconian by several forest-rights activists because it gives major powers to forest officers, including the use of firearms and greater immunity from prosecution.(HT Photo)

Why NTCA’s tiger action plan is a giant leap | Analysis

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:44 AM IST
A wiser move would be to adopt the NTCA’s model of benefit-sharing with indigenous people living on the fringes of reserves, as laid down in the forest rights act (FRA).
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The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked that core and critical tiger habitats be declared inviolate spaces where no infrastructure development or mining can be allowed.(AP file photo)
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked that core and critical tiger habitats be declared inviolate spaces where no infrastructure development or mining can be allowed.(AP file photo)

Ban development in tiger habitats, advises conservation body

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Mining and linear projects pose a threat to both tiger corridors and habitat.
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The last tiger census in 2014 estimated that there are 2,226 tigers in India. Karnataka led with 406; Madhya Pradesh had 308; Uttarakhand, 340; and Tamil Nadu had 229.(ANI Photo)
The last tiger census in 2014 estimated that there are 2,226 tigers in India. Karnataka led with 406; Madhya Pradesh had 308; Uttarakhand, 340; and Tamil Nadu had 229.(ANI Photo)

All India Tiger Estimation: Count may rise but accuracy of methodology under doubt

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
The All India Tiger Estimation results for 2018 will be released on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with a report evaluating the effectiveness of tiger reserves.
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Sariska Tiger Reserve now has 15 big cats, of which seven are female, three male and five cubs.(PTI File Photo/ Representive Image)
Sariska Tiger Reserve now has 15 big cats, of which seven are female, three male and five cubs.(PTI File Photo/ Representive Image)

Forest department plans to bring MP tigers to Sariska

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Under the original tiger reintroduction program of National Tiger Conservation Authority started in 2008, around 20 tigers were to be reintroduced in Sariska Tiger Reserve
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The post-mortem examination has, however, been put off till experts from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, arrive on Sunday.(HT File Photo)
The post-mortem examination has, however, been put off till experts from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, arrive on Sunday.(HT File Photo)

Injured tiger given tranquilliser dies ‘due to heat stroke’ in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 11:20 PM IST
While some forest officials attributed ST-16’s death to a heat stroke, others said administering the tranquilliser in the afternoon heat may have proved fatal.
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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

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
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).
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An injured adult tigress, aged between seven and eight, died on Sunday at the Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Yavatmal district after forest officials tranquillised it in an attempt to rescue her.
An injured adult tigress, aged between seven and eight, died on Sunday at the Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Yavatmal district after forest officials tranquillised it in an attempt to rescue her.

T-4 dies during rescue operation in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 08:37 AM IST
The tigress, named T-4, was injured in the neck by a nylon wire snare in September 2017. T-4, since then, had remained elusive and was spotted again on May 5, 2018.
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Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon taluka of Yavatmal district on November 2 by Asghar Ali Khan after a months-long search in which 200 hunters were deployed. The big cat was accused of killing 13 people and labelled a problem tigress.(File Photo)
Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon taluka of Yavatmal district on November 2 by Asghar Ali Khan after a months-long search in which 200 hunters were deployed. The big cat was accused of killing 13 people and labelled a problem tigress.(File Photo)

Hunters who killed tigress Avni were not authorised, says panel

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 11:26 PM IST
A committee investigating the killing of tigress Avni, or T-1, in a Maharashtra forest has determined that controversial hunter, Asghar Ali Khan, was guilty of shooting her to death without being authorised to do so by the state’s chief wildlife warden (CWLW).
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The Sariska Tiger Reserve.(HT File)
The Sariska Tiger Reserve.(HT File)

Tiger monitoring hit as Sariska Reserve yet to get funds for 2018-19

By Devendra Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, Alwar, Alwar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Authorities at the Sariska Tiger Reserve said the government is yet to release the budget for the current financial year despite several reminders.
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Unnatural deaths of leopards in India increased from 118 in 2014 to 159 in 2017(Wildlife SOS)
Unnatural deaths of leopards in India increased from 118 in 2014 to 159 in 2017(Wildlife SOS)

Maharashtra, Goa failed to check unnatural deaths of leopards, tigers: Petition

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 08:54 AM IST
A total of 23 leopards died in road accidents in the state — the highest in the country.
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People protest in Pune against the killing of tigress Avni.(Rahul Raut / HT File)
People protest in Pune against the killing of tigress Avni.(Rahul Raut / HT File)

Rules broken, guidelines violated in killing tigress Avni, says report

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 10:06 AM IST
On November 2, Avni was shot dead by a team of forest staff members, and Asghar Ali, the son of independent sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan, who was hired by the forest department. The department wanted to either tranquilise the animal or kill it, as Avni was said to have killed 13 people since June 2016.
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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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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Principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), AK Misra , said it is up to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the state government committees to investigate and find out whether there were any violations or lapses in Avni’s killing(HT)
Principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), AK Misra , said it is up to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the state government committees to investigate and find out whether there were any violations or lapses in Avni’s killing(HT)

Avni killing: Most allegations are baseless, says forest department

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:40 AM IST
In an interview to Hindustan Times, principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) AK Misra spoke about the controversy surrounding the shooting of tigress T-1
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File photo of Palamu Tiger Re, serve, Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)
File photo of Palamu Tiger Re, serve, Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)

Big cat census underway, Palamau Tiger Reserve staff not paid for over five months

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 03:57 PM IST
The lack of fund at Palamau Tiger Reserve has also created a fodder crisis for the animals at the reserve.
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Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat’s (pictured) ambitious Kandi Road project aims to connect Garhwal and Kumaon regions.(PTI/File Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat’s (pictured) ambitious Kandi Road project aims to connect Garhwal and Kumaon regions.(PTI/File Photo)

Jolt to major road project as Centre, others tell NGT core tiger habitat should not be touched

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2018 01:53 AM IST
In a major jolt to Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat’s ambitious Kandi Road project that aims to connect Garhwal and Kumaon regions, an affidavit submitted by the central government and other agencies concerned before the National Green tribunal (NGT) has specifically mentioned that core or critical tiger habitat should be kept inviolate for tiger conservation.
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Tourists enjoy jungle safari at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramnagar.(HT File)
Tourists enjoy jungle safari at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramnagar.(HT File)

No violation of norms in vehicle entry into Corbett: Forest officials

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:05 PM IST
Uttarakhand high court on Friday restricted the entry of tourist vehicles to ‘not more than 100 per day’ after it was apprised that there was no restriction on the number of vehicles plying in Ramnagar forest
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A tiger (MT-1 or T-91) was relocated to Mukundra in April this year.(HT File)
A tiger (MT-1 or T-91) was relocated to Mukundra in April this year.(HT File)

Two tigresses to be shifted to Mukundra soon

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 10:04 PM IST
After the resolution of a deadlock between the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the state forest department, two female tigresses will now be shifted to the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve
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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
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Nandhaur, which was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)
Nandhaur, which was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)

Uttarakhand to have two new tiger reserves soon

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The State Board for Wildlife (SBWL), headed by chief minister TS Rawat, has given its approval to develop Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary and Surai range of Terai East as tiger reserves
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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

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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
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