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Assam relaxes flood-related restrictions on vehicular movement near Kaziranga

According to Kaziranga director Sonali Ghosh, this year’s floodwater level was the highest in the last three decades

A flooded area in Assam. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 03:31 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Assam floods: 200 animals including 10 rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park

According to the park authority, the overall flood situation in the national park is now gradually improving, but 46 forest camps and parts of the park are still under water

In the past eight years, a total of 85 rhinos have died in KNPTR during floods with 24 dying in 2017 alone. (PTI file photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2024 09:57 AM IST

Six more wildlife deaths reported from Assam’s Kaziranga; death toll rises to 17

Deaths of 11 hog deer, one rhino calf, otter, jungle cat and two scops owls have been confirmed so far by the authorities

According to the director of the park, most of them were drowning cases. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 12:29 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Assam: Two poachers arrested in Kaziranga with Hog Deer meat

Forest personnel launched an operation based on intelligence inputs and intercepted a bus in Harmoti area under Western Range of the park near Bagori

Poachers after their arrest in Assam. (Sourced image.)
Published on Jul 04, 2024 09:08 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

After extended 10 days, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve closes for tourists

The tourist season in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve starts on November 15 in winter and concludes on June 15 before the onset of the monsoon each year. However, owing to the delayed monsoon this year, tourism activities in the Reserve for the 2024-25 season were extended until June 25.

Tiger reserve witnesses massive 54% increase in domestic tourists and 156% in foreign tourists. (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 26, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Kaziranga infra work affecting movement of wildlife: Green activists

According to a 2020 study by Wildlife Institute of India, on assessment of impacts of NH715 (earlier NH37) on wildlife in Kaziranga reserve, 1,176 animals died due to wildlife-vehicle collisions in Jan-Dec, 2019

Solar floodlights light up Kaziranga wildlife corridor. (Sourced image)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 08:04 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Kaziranga forest officer killed, another injured in attack by wild buffaloes

Kaziranga National Park officials said the two foresters were taken to the sub divisional civil hospital where Abu Momin was declared dead

Kaziranga National Park (ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 09:45 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

In Bansuri Nagari, tigers’ roar, flute tunes lead poll sound track

BJP says flute manufacturers were in trouble due to neglect by both SP and BSP regimes but ODOP scheme has given them renewed hope, Opposition counters this view. Even as poll rivals claim credit for forest conservation, tigers on the prowl cause fear in villages in the constituency

A flute maker at work in Pilibhit and flutes (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 06:30 AM IST
By, Pilibhit

Five tourists fined 25K for drinking during safari in Tadoba

Five tourists in the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in India have been fined ₹5,000 ($68) each for consuming alcohol during a safari. The tourists were under the influence of alcohol while riding in a vehicle within the reserve. The Tadoba Tiger Project aims to deter similar behavior by imposing fines and banning tourists from further visits. The reserve, home to over 130 tigers, is one of the oldest national parks in India.

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Updated on Feb 17, 2024 07:02 AM IST

AK Rifle used for killing rhino in Kaziranga, poachers arrested with horn: Police

This was the first case of rhino poaching in Assam this year and officials said that the poachers entered Kaziranga by crossing the Brahmaputra river

The Assam Police said they have recovered the poached rhino horn along with an AK Rifle and several rounds of live bullets from Golaghat district. (Image posted on X by Assam DGP)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 02:40 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Assam’s Kaziranga saw 27% increase in winter migratory birds: Official

The census revealed the presence of 84,839 birds which is a 27% increase since the last count (66,776 in 2021-22). This places Kaziranga among the top five in terms of presence of resident and winter-migratory birds in the country

The bird census was conducted on 10th January 2024 atAssam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 06:27 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

New Year's Eve: Tourists swarm Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

Large gatherings reveled in Jeep Safaris, delighting in the company of family and friends at picnic spots and parks adjacent to Kaziranga National Park.

New Year's Eve: Tourists swarm Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve(File photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:28 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Nagaon

At Tadoba, four safari drivers make a clean, quiet beginning

At Tadoba, four safari drivers make a clean, quiet beginning

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Published on Dec 30, 2023 12:52 PM IST

Kaziranga staff detained for denying safari ticket to SP’s family; DGP regrets

Reacting to the incident, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said it is important for public servants to remain humble in their thoughts and actions

Kaziranga National Park. (File)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 12:40 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Madhya Pradesh: India's largest Tiger reserve to be set up in Damoh

The central government has issued a notification approving the proposal to merge the Noradehi Sanctuary with the Rani Durgavati Sanctuary of Damoh district, creating a vast tiger reserve spanning 2,300 square kilometres. The reserve will be centred around the Jabera area of Damoh district and is expected to boost tourism and development in the region.

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Published on Nov 26, 2023 01:57 PM IST

Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to reopen for tourists from Oct 15

Closed from May to October due to warnings of Brahmaputra river floods, Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to reopen for tourists from October 15

Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam to reopen for tourists from October 15 (HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:26 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Guwahati (assam) [india]

Notify Mhadei sanctuary as tiger reserve in 3 months, Bombay HC orders Goa

The Goa bench of the Bombay high court ordered the state to notify the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve days after the state wildlife board rejected the move

Goa forest minister Vishwajit Rane said the state government will explore options to file an appeal against the ruling before the Supreme Court (HT File Photo/Alexina Correya)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 09:53 PM IST
ByGerard de Souza

‘Not feasible’: Goa wildlife board rejects tiger sanctuary proposal

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has on several occasions recommended the setting up of a tiger sanctuary at Mhadei in Goa

Representational image. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 12:07 PM IST
ByGerard de Souza

Carcass of female elephant found in Dudhwa national park

A female elephant's carcass was found in Dudhwa National Park. The cause of death was determined to be an infection in the uterus caused by a putrefied foetus.

Dudhwa provides a safe home to a number of wild elephants. (Sourced pic)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Lakhimpur Kheri

Assam denies allegations of anomalies in Kaziranga rhino count

In the 14th rhino census carried out in KNPTR in March last year, authorities had stated that the total number of endangered animals had increased from 2,413 in 2018 to 2,613—a jump of 200 animals

RTI and wildlife activist Rohit Choudhury had filed an RTI over the anomalies. (Ducati India | Twitter)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 04:37 PM IST

Kerala: Protests intensify against HC’s order to relocate rogue elephant

The high court last week ordered that the 40-year-old jumbo, which has been wreaking havoc in human settlements in Chinnakanal and Santhampara panchayats in the Idukki district, to be darted, radio-collared and trans-located in Parambikulam tiger reserve based o

Locals staged a sit-in protest in front of wildlife warden’s office in Nemmara (HT Photo/Sourced)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 04:59 PM IST

Ecology, economy not in conflict: PM on tigers

India's tiger population increased by 6.74% from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,167 in 2022, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a safari at Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 12:03 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

‘Don’t sell Bandipur to Adani': Karnataka Congress appeals PM Modi

Congress government also claimed that the in 1973, they had introduced the Bandipur Tiger conservation project.

‘Don’t sell Bandipur to Adani': Karnataka Congress appeals PM Modi
Published on Apr 09, 2023 11:41 AM IST

PM Modi takes jungle safari at Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Watch

He was seen sporting a camouflage clothing and a hat before going on a safari and he will also interact with field staff of the popular tiger reserve.

PM Modi is on the way to the Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserves, PMO said.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 09:30 AM IST

President Droupadi Murmu marks 30 years of Project Elephant at Kaziranga

The event marked 30 years of Project Elephant and President Droupadi Murmu said all stakeholders must work together in a coordinated manner to ensure more success to the project

President Droupadi Murmu said elephants have been integral part of our history, religion and culture.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 02:16 PM IST

Assam yet to reply to Centre on alleged anomaly in Kaziranga rhino census

The request for status reports on the exact number of rhinos in KNPTR, the world’s largest habitat for one-horn rhinos, came following a submission made by RTI and wildlife activist Rohit Choudhury

The RTI reply revealed that no independent or media observers were present during the sample survey. (HT file image)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 02:38 PM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate three-day mega event in Mysuru on April 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a three-day mega event on April 9 in Mysuru, Karnataka to commemorate 50 years of Project Tiger, an official said.

An official further said apart from the Tiger Census, a commemorative coin release is also proposed at the event. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via Reuters (X80003))(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 25, 2023 11:29 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary notified as India's 52nd tiger reserve

The newly notified tiger reserve in Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary includes the tiger habitat between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the northeast and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the southern side and facilitates dispersal of tigers from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan's Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary notified as India's 52nd tiger reserve (Twitter/PrakashJavdekar)
Updated on May 16, 2022 09:07 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Telangana launches hunt for man-eating tiger that killed tribal

Forest department authorities say it is the rarest of rare incidents in the Telangana forests.

Sidam Vignesh, who went to the forest area with two others to graze the cattle, was attacked by a tiger at Digida hamlet of Dahegaon block. The tiger caught the youth by his neck and ran deep into the forest. (Subharanjan Sen/HT file Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 12:27 AM IST
Hindusatn Times, Hyderabad | By

In a first, Corbett Tiger Reserve to have women nature guides

CTR officials said seven women have been selected by the Corbett administration after holding a guide recruitment test on Wednesday

This undated photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve shows a tiger at the park.(AP)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 07:13 PM IST
ByMohan Rajput
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