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My latest tiger story..

Posted by: Prerna Bindra on

My latest tiger story...

Dr George Schaller's comment on the story!

Many thanks for the tiger article. It is really superb and should be distributed widely in whatever form possible. Congratulations.

FADING TO BL ACK

What ails our ‘star' tiger reserves?
Are our politicians serious about saving our big cats?
What needs to be done, and


The Similipal Tiger Reserve is reeling under tremendous odds. Keeping its core issues in view and seeking a constructive revival strategy, I, on behalf of Wild Orissa, among other steps that we are taking for Similipal, have written to the Minister of Environment and Forests seeking interventions. A press release to that effect


Sartaj Singh, Forest Minister, Madhya Pradesh says there are no "surplus" tigers in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, so he cannot accede to the request from Rajasthan to send a tiger to Sariska Tiger Reserve. Strange. Just a short while ago the same Minister said that Bandhavgarh had surplus tigers, which were successfully


Green Dandi project launched

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

The Green Action for National Dandi Heritage Initiative (Gandhi) memorial project was launched in Dandi, some 50 km off Surat, in coastal areas of Navsari district on Wednesday by Union minister of forest and environment Jairam Ramesh at Dandi.
   The project worth Rs 25 crore has been taken up by Societies of Integrated


Kashmir a less happy valley?

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

I wrote the text reproduced below on the Dal Lake and Dachigam to the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in October 1997.

Since then the situation for the wildlife of J&K has worsened. Militancy has hardly helped, but even without this social trauma, the truth is that the love, respect and


Ahmedabad: The forest department has decided that the wireless communication network cannot be limited to the Gir sanctuary. The project is at planning stage and the department is now proposing to have complete coverage across Gir forest and wildlife sanctuary area.
   The tender which has been floated on the basis of the


BELLING THE BIG CAT

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

Soon-to-be-fitted GPS collars will not just help record lions' position in Gir but also their body temperature and heartbeat 

   Soon, forest department will be able to record body temperature and heartbeat of big cats in and around Sasan Gir. The forest department, which has recently issued tenders for use of GPS in Sasan and