The tussle between environmentalists and urban developers is in the forefront once again in the state of Maharashtra where the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is keen to widen the National Highway NH-6 but the expansion might ruin the forest and crucial corridor of the Tigers.
The forest department of Madhya Pradesh is hailing the findings of a recent survey by Wildlife Institute of India that suggests that there may be seven tigers in the Indore, Dewas and Barwani ranges. Pepped up with the presence of the wild cat in an area where it was not observed before, the forest department is now planning landscape management strategies that will benefit the tiger.
How far will you go to save the tigers of India? Few avid conservationists have answered the question literally, by planning to go on a 6,500 km road trip panning India and spreading the word about conservation and protection of the national animal.
Ten days ago tragedy struck the world of exotic pets in a bitter way. In Ohio, USA a deranged man left the gates open of his private zoo, freeing all his collectionRead More…
What would happen if there was a town full of people but they had no doctor to treat them in case of a health problem? It is the same case with the tigers and other wild animals of Madhya Pradesh. Despite the fact that the state has some of the most important tiger reserves in the country with a population of 257 tigers, an RTI activist claims that there are no specialist wildlife doctors here to treat the wild animals.
Indian animal volunteer Dharmeshbhai rescued two monitor lizards that are now safe at the Animal Care Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad, India. Monitor Lizards are categorized under Schedule 1 of the Indian WildlifeRead More…
The recent story of India’s rising tiger population is good news, but it is only half the picture. If the report submitted by the ministry of environment and forests is read fully and carefully, it also shows that while there are more number of tigers, their habitat has shrunk leaving the wild cats in a more vulnerable situation than ever before.
Old age is a cruel time for tigers. Because of the diminishing strength it becomes difficult for them to hunt and often the tigers venture into human habitations in search of easy prey in the form of livestock. The West Bengal government has come to the rescue of these aging tigers by setting up a reserve especially for the old tigers.
As nations confer and meet to plan newer protection policies for animals, the international black market of animal parts is thriving with full force. From becoming trophies to being used as medicines,Read More…
Two tigers in the Ranthambore tiger reserve in Rajasthan were ready to pounce on a bear when they had the surprise of their lives when the bear attacked them instead and made sure that her cubs and she was safe. Wildlife photographer Aditya Singh was in the vicinity to take pictures and see this rare close encounter of two ferocious wild species of India.
They may not be Dhoni, Zaheer Khan or Priyanka Chopra , but for the animals of Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, each of their benefactors is a celebrity. A unique scheme launched by the park has witnessed thirty three wild life lovers adopting animals and ensuring they are well looked after at the park. After the rise in celebrity adoption of animals the novel scheme has succeeded in creating awareness among public and inspiring many to do a good deed or two for the animals.
Here comes news of a doting father on Father’s Day. In a rare display of paternal instincts a male tiger in the Ranthambore Wildlife sanctuary in Rajasthan is taking care of two tiger cubs that lost their mother in February. In the wild it is customarily the mother who looks after the cub at least for two years and the father’s role is restricted to occasional visits.
From hand-raised to near-wild habitat, it is a big moment for Vivek-the tiger who was rescued and hand-raised in Assam and is now set to make Bhopal’s Van Vihar National Park his new home.
What could be common among Punjab National Bank (PNB), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and actress Priyanka Chopra? They are all adopting Zoo animals in response to Jharkhand Zoo Authority’s request for sponsoring zoo animals under a novel scheme.
Villagers in a little known village called Bagaspur in Madhya Pradesh were lured by a lime kiln owner with money and developmental promises in their village if they allowed him to open a lime kiln in the area. The villagers realized that it would lead to the destruction of the reserve forest in their land which is home to approximately 13% of the world’s wild tiger population. They angered the owner with an outright No but saved the forest.