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‘Problematic’ tiger caught alive in 21-day op

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) officials said that the tiger was tranquillised a little after 1pm
The 13-year-old tiger came to be identified as “MDT 23” , or Mudumalai Division Tiger number 23.(SOURCED)
The 13-year-old tiger came to be identified as “MDT 23” , or Mudumalai Division Tiger number 23.(SOURCED)
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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With 51 reserves in 18 states, India now home to 70% of world's tiger population

India's tiger conservation strategy is unique, in the sense that the country attaches special importance towards involving local communities in these efforts, the Prime Minister said.
India made a marked comeback in its tiger conservation efforts, from nearing endangerment to now being home to over 2,967 tigers, 70% of the entire world's tiger population. (Photo via @narendramodi on Twitter)
India made a marked comeback in its tiger conservation efforts, from nearing endangerment to now being home to over 2,967 tigers, 70% of the entire world's tiger population. (Photo via @narendramodi on Twitter)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 11:43 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Wildlife conservationists blame poaching for lack of rise in tiger numbers in Odisha

The final reports of the 2018 census conducted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority showed Odisha’s tigers numbers at 28, same as it was in the 2014 census.
File photo: A tiger takes a lap in his enclosure at a zoo in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
File photo: A tiger takes a lap in his enclosure at a zoo in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

On Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday, all the times he spread awareness about India

On Leonardo DiCaprio’s 45th birthday, here are all the times he used his stardom to spread awareness about Indian environmental causes.
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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‘Journey for Tigers: Couple goes on motorbike campaign for tiger conservation

“The aim of this journey is to spread awareness among people about the actual role of tigers in human life.” says Das
The duo - Rathindra Das and Gitanjali commenced their journey on February 15 from West Bengal.(ANI)
The duo - Rathindra Das and Gitanjali commenced their journey on February 15 from West Bengal.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 03:57 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByAsian News International

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

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 05:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

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

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).
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)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Dahisar school kids thank their parents

St Mary’s High School, Dahisar, recently celebrated parents day.
St Mary’s High School, Dahisar, recently celebrated parents day.
St Mary’s High School, Dahisar, recently celebrated parents day.
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 12:30 PM IST
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Ban development in tiger habitats, advises conservation body

Mining and linear projects pose a threat to both tiger corridors and habitat.
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)
Published on Jul 31, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Stop killing the big cat: Randeep Hooda

On International Tiger Day, the actor talks about the urgency that the tiger conservation cause needs
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySangeeta Yadav

Tiger action plan sets new conservation goals

The tiger census 2018 estimations, likely to be released on March 31, may see an increase in overall tiger numbers and also not offer any trends on their numbers in corridors because it follows a different methodology.
The Action Tiger report has action plans for 13 tiger range countries which includes new and updated plans for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.(AP Photo)
The Action Tiger report has action plans for 13 tiger range countries which includes new and updated plans for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.(AP Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Scientists marvel at tiger sightings in higher reaches

Researchers found a promising tiger population between 2015 and 2017 in the upper reaches of the Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, the highest range in the Indian part of the eastern Himalayas at almost 12,000 feet, surprising wildlife biologists and researchers.
This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve, shows a tiger at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Corbett National Park.(AP Photo)
This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve, shows a tiger at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Corbett National Park.(AP Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Fadnavis: Will probe any procedural lapse in Avni’s killing

It is painful for forest department officials and employees to eliminate the big cat, Fadnavis said, but added that it was in the interest of the human population
According to preliminary reports, Avni was killed only after she attacked staff members who were trying to tranquillise her.(AFP)
According to preliminary reports, Avni was killed only after she attacked staff members who were trying to tranquillise her.(AFP)
Published on Nov 06, 2018 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra Gangan, Mumbai

Tiger monitoring scheme a far cry from conservation

The arrest of poacher Sarfuddin Mey, who has confessed to poaching a big cat in Sariska Tiger Reserve, has exposed many a loophole.
A male tiger ST6 being treated in Sariska Tiger Reserve.(HT File Photo)
A male tiger ST6 being treated in Sariska Tiger Reserve.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2018 09:10 AM IST
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Jolt to major road project as Centre, others tell NGT core tiger habitat should not be touched

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.
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)
Published on Aug 21, 2018 01:53 AM IST
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Tigress carcass dumped overnight in toilet of forest range office in Almora

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 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)
Updated on May 14, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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