State mulling translocation of surplus big cats from Tadoba
May 6, 2013: CHANDRAPUR: With population of tigers and leopards soaring high in Tadoba landscape often leading to conflict situation, forest department has decided to take up the challenging task of translocation of surplus big cats in the forests devoid of them. Having received a nod from NTCA, principal secretary (forest) Praveen Pardeshi has directed chief wildlife warden SWH Naqvi to prepare a proposal for the translocation project.
Contour canal for Parambikulam project turns death trap for wildlife in tiger reserve
May 5, 2013: An open contour canal constructed during the 1960s for the Parambikulam Aliyar Project in Coimbatore district has become a death trap for wildlife in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), Pollachi.
Dried river kills aquatic, wild life
May 5, 2013: BAHRAICH: The annual cleaning of Chaudhary Charan Singh Girija Barrage on Gerwa river gives rise to a three-pronged crisis-there is scarcity of water for all purposes; thirsty wild animals in the Katarniaghat Reserved Forest Area stray into villages and the Gangetic dolphins in the river die. Officials on the other hand say if they don't clean up the barrage, it would get damaged and be unable to control floods during monsoon.
Camera-trapping survey captures 141 tiger images in state's protected areas
May 4, 2013: PUNE: The state forest department has captured images of more than 141 fully grown tigers in Maharashtra's four tiger reserves and their surrounding areas. The 'camera-trapping survey' that is going on across protected areas in the country to estimate the number of tigers is now its fourth phase and officials in the state said they have carried it out in the tiger reserves of Tadoba- Andhari, Melghat, Sahyadri and Pench.
Indian wildlife biologist wins Whitley Award
May 3, 2013: NEW DELHI: An Indian wildlife biologist was presented with the prestigious Whitley Award on Thursday in recognition of her efforts to protect the endangered hornbill in India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
India acts to save Asiatic lion by moving it – but hard work has only just begun
Ambitious plan to translocate lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh finally gets green light with Supreme Court ruling
Tiger, tigress and cubs seen in jungles of Sattari
April 23, 2013: KERI: After the forest department's camera traps inside the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary recently proved the presence of tigers there, now, locals, too, have joined the tiger chorus.
Students remove 3 tonne plastic from relocated village in Melghat
April 22, 2013: NAGPUR: In an environment-friendly move, volunteers of Satpuda Foundation, an NGO working for tiger conservation in Central India, removed three tonnes plastic from Gullarghat, a relocated village from Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Amravati district. The student-volunteers of Akola unit of Satpuda Foundation set an example by removing the plastic and cleaning Gullarghat which was relocated from the 2,000 sq km tiger reserve recently.
Indian man who planted a 1,360-acre forest now plans to plant another
April 22, 2013: Last year, we told you about Jadav "Molai" Payeng, a man who spent 30 years single-handedly planting a sprawling 1,360-acre forest in his native India. As word spread about his incredible achievement, the humble, eco-conscious farmer stood as a shining example of the what one person could accomplish to make the world a better place.
Camera traps Goa's first big cat in Mhadei
April 20, 2013: PANAJI: Almost two years after the Centre mooted a tiger reserve in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, its pitch received a huge boost with the state forest department capturing the big cat's definitive presence on camera for the first time in Goa on Thursday night.