India | Written by Gargi Rawat | Tuesday January 20, 2015
India is now home to 70 per cent of the world's tigers, with new data putting their numbers at 2,226. That is a sharp rise of almost 60 per cent from 2006, when the first scientific and independent estimate delivered a shocking statistic of only 1,41...
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday January 20, 2015
The number of tigers in India has seen a sharp rise to 2,226 tigers from just over 1,400 seven years ago, the environment ministry has said.
Cities | mid-day.com | Friday December 5, 2014
Arati Fule walks a distance of 25 km every day, so that the 28 tigers under her care at the Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), a vital part of the big cat population in the country, do not fall prey to poachers.
India | Written by Ketki Angre | Tuesday September 16, 2014
It's a one of a kind cybercrime cell, unique because it focuses on tracking cases of wildlife poaching. The Melghat wildlife crime cell in Maharashtra is the first in the country under the forest department and was instrumental in arresting 34 people...
India | Written by Ketki Angre, Edited by Tasim Zahid | Friday August 22, 2014
Last February, when a tiger was surrounded by a panic-stricken crowd in Ashta village in the buffer zone of the Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve, a trained force of the forest department was called in to control the situation.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 23, 2014
Three poaches have been arrested for killing a leopard in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Erode and removing its claws and teeth, forest department personnel said.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 11, 2014
In a first, unmanned aerial surveillance planes - drones - have been deployed in the Panna Tiger Reserve to keep a tab on the movement of tigers and other animals and to keep an eye on poachers.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 11, 2013
As many as 58 tigers have died in the past five years due to poaching, territorial fights and old age in various big cat habitats in Madhya Pradesh.
India | Written by Saurabh Gupta (With inputs from Prasad Kathe) | Tuesday July 30, 2013
In a landmark decision, the Maharashtra government has announced that tiger poaching cases will be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Monday June 3, 2013
The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand is facing a crisis with three tiger deaths reported in past six days and nine tiger deaths this year. In the latest incident, the body of a two-and-half-year-old male tiger was found in a decomposed state ...
India | Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Sunday September 30, 2012
There's good news at the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Two cubs were spotted on Sunday by a camera trap. Sariska lost all its tigers to poaching in 2005. Since then several efforts have been made to breed tigers in the reserve.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday September 3, 2012
Forest personnel have recovered the skin of a Royal Bengal Tiger and arrested four persons in this connection. This is the first time that such an incident has been reported in the Similipal Tiger Reserve area.
India | Written by Samira Shaikh Hasham | Monday July 23, 2012
A body of a male tiger, riddled with bullet wounds, was found at the Bana Khera forest near the Corbett National Park on Sunday.
India | Reported by Ketki Angre | Friday June 1, 2012
In a strongly worded letter to all tiger states across the nation, The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has said that henceforth all tiger and leopard deaths will be treated as 'poaching', unless otherwise proved beyond reasonable doubt.
India | Reported by Anant Zanane | Sunday May 27, 2012
In what could be a huge setback to the tiger conservation effort in Uttar Pradesh, three tigers have died in the past three days in the jungles of the Tarai region.
India | Agencies | Wednesday May 23, 2012
Maharashtra has declared war on animal poaching by sanctioning its forest guards to shoot hunters on sight in an effort to curb rampant attacks against tigers, elephants and other wildlife.
India | Reported by Hetal Gangar, Priyanka Hosangadi, Ketki Angre | Thursday May 17, 2012
The Maharashtra government believes that 25 tigers are likely to be targeted by poachers from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. The Forest Department in Maharashtra says that an advance of 40 lakhs has been paid to the poachers. It's not clear yet who ha...
India | Ketki Angre | Tuesday May 15, 2012
In a video address to the delegates at the First Stock Taking Meeting to review the implementation of the Global Tiger Recovery Program, World Bank President, Robert Zoellick said, "This conference provides an opportunity to assess both the headway w...
India | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday October 20, 2010
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by notorious poacher Sansar Chand challenging his conviction and a five-year sentence in a case of smuggling animal parts.The poacher had appealed against the ruling of the Rajasthan High Court which had found him guilty of smuggling claws,...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 17, 2010
Canines are soon going to come to the rescue of endangered wild cats with the dog training academy here training them to sniff out poachers lurking near tiger reserves.
India | Kishalay Bhattacharjee | Friday January 29, 2010
It's been a rather bad wildlife week in the Northeast region. Three of the big five endangered species were brutally killed.
India | NDTV Correspondent | Monday January 25, 2010
A Royal Bengal Tiger was hunted down by villagers of Numuk in Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district and the meat was then consumed by the people.
Environment | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday October 6, 2009
After Sariska, now the tigers of Ranthambore are under threat. Poaching gangs are active in the area.
India | Sampad Mahapatra | Tuesday July 28, 2009
The Simlipal Tiger Reserve in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district and now a UNESCO World Heritage site is under grave threat.