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Sunderbans loses Tanti, the ‘keeper’ of its Tigers

Prithvijit Mitra | TNN  

Kolkata: He dared to look the tiger in the eye in the treacherous Sunderbans terrain, often without a gun. He would crouch in the bushes for hours, swim across the Matla or camp outside a village hut to help capture a straying tiger. In an illustrious


 

Tigress gives birth to three cubs in Panna reserve

In a major boost to efforts to revive Tiger population, a translocated tigress has for the first time given birth to three cubs in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna reserve, where the big cats had disappeared.

The Tigress, translocated from Bandhavgarh in the state to Panna in March


Jhargram: The marauding Dalma herd, which has been stuck in the Bhaudi forest of Lalgarh, killed a 40-year-old man at Gopalpur on Friday evening. The herd also went on the rampage in the village, demolishing huts and destroying crops. Lulu Kalindi, 

the victim, had left his hut to answer nature’s call when he was attacked


Are we really lucky ?

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With numbers of Tiger deaths, Kaziranga still has many.

Are we really lucky ?

TOI : Kaziranga National Park, the only world heritage site in Assam, located about 250 km from the state capital, has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world.     

This welcome news comes amid a growing concern over the


Sundarban experienced a low density cyclonic weather on the evening of Monday 26.04.2010. A young Tigress probably misguided by the strong wind & turbulent river entered the Adibashipara village in the Bagna Range & was spotted by a villager. 

Prompt initiative by the villagers drived the animal into an abandoned hut


Greenpeace ad draws Cong ire

An awareness initiative undertaken by Greenpeace India to commemorate Earth Day has attracted the wrath of Congress in Kolkata. 

    
With municipal elections around the corner, state Congress leaders allegedly forced bill board firms to pull down the hoardings that portray an apologetic Manmohan Singh

A report from the Field Director of Sundarban Tiger Reserve late last night says --
The department has retrieved radio-collar from the forest floor at around 13:45 hrs off the Dhonakhali. This is the collar that was fitted on a Tiger that had entered a village on February 22nd & was rescued. This Tiger was release in the

In a botched operation, a straying leopard was killed by police after foresters failed to tranquillize the animal at Shikaripara village in Banarhat on Sunday morning. The adult male animal had sneaked into the village, possibly from the nearby Khuttimari forest and taken shelter in a bamboo grove. 
    
Even as thousands

A sub-adult male tusker was rescued from a ditch at the Kumargram tea-garden in Buxa Tiger Reserve on Tuesday morning.

The tusker, around seven years old, fell into a 10 feet by 4 feet ditch while its herd was passing through the tea-garden. Foresters dug up the ditch to widen it, giving enough room to the pachyderm to


This is an interesting news that will encourage all conservationists.

Confirmed by the Dy.Field Director - Buxa Tiger Reserve Mr.Subhankar Sengupta that a sub adult Tiger was sighted & photographed by a beat officer, who was executing a monitoring exercise near a PIP with his team.

This sighting has happened after a prolonged