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RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 04-26-2019

@Lycaon Asian Lion case is different. There is only solution for it and that's not happening. Like


RE: Bigcats News - Lycaon - 04-30-2019

Looks like iran is taking its first steps to return asiatic lions to iran . They will be getting a group of persica from the bristol zoo. 

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RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 04-30-2019

Great ! @Lycaon


RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 05-01-2019

Rains infuse life into forests in tiger reserves

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Good spells of showers in the recent past have injected life into ponds in the forests in Bandipur, Nagarahole Biligirirangana Betta tiger reserves. PHOTO BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Beset with the recent incidents of forest fire and sweltering heat in the last couple of months, Tiger Reserves at Bandipur, Nagarahole and Biligiriranga Temple witnessed bounteous rains on Saturday.

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/state/top-karnataka-stories/rains-infuse-life-into-forests-in-tiger-reserves-731046.html


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 05-08-2019

Wildlife and Ecology
Today during a petrol in Bijarani Range of Corbett National Park a tiger's body was found. According to the initial report from the department, the cause of the death is mutual conflict. The dead tiger is about 10 years old. Post Mortem Report is yet to come in hand

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RE: Bigcats News - Lycaon - 05-08-2019

We're delighted to announce that lions have been discovered in Djim National Park for the very first time by a team lead by Dr Hans Bauer and supported by us! ?

The nearest known lion population is 300km away, making it seemingly impossible for them to have dispersed there, alongside the fact that most of the journey is dominated by human development.


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Full article : https://www.bornfree.org.uk/news/cameroon-lions


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 05-08-2019

(05-08-2019, 07:30 PM)Lycaon Wrote: We're delighted to announce that lions have been discovered in Djim National Park for the very first time by a team lead by Dr Hans Bauer and supported by us! ?

The nearest known lion population is 300km away, making it seemingly impossible for them to have dispersed there, alongside the fact that most of the journey is dominated by human development.


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Full article : https://www.bornfree.org.uk/news/cameroon-lions

I also noticed something interesting about the European lion: 

Credit: Louvre Abu Dhabi, Chapter 3, Page 52: https://tcaabudhabi.ae/DataFolder/reports/2017%20Annual%20report%20-%20EN.pdf 
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It is known that the lion was in Greece, but also Italy or Spain?


RE: Bigcats News - Lycaon - 05-08-2019

@BorneanTiger 

I was always under the impression that Panthera leo occured in italy and spain . Interesting info.


RE: Bigcats News - Rage2277 - 05-09-2019

Tigers to Be Reintroduced to Cambodia in 2019
By Kang Sothear and Peter Ford
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April 7, 2016

Eight tigers will be released into the Cambodian wild in an unprecedented plan projected to cost between $20 and $50 million, the Ministry of Agriculture and WWF-Cambodia announced at an event in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
The Cambodia Tiger Action Plan 2016-2026, adopted by the ministry on March 23, seeks to revive the tiger population in the Mondolkiri Protected Forest, said Keo Ormaliss, director of the wildlife and biodiversity department at the Agriculture Ministry’s Forestry Administration.


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A tiger paces in its pen at the Phnom Tamao zoo in Takeo province in June. (Creative Commons)

He said the ministry hoped to fund the plan through donations, as money would not be coming from the national budget.
Tigers, which lived throughout Cambodia into the 1960s, are listed as “functionally extinct” in the country by the WWF. The last recorded sighting in the wild was in 2007.
Mr. Ormaliss explained that poaching was the primary reason for the dramatic decline in the tiger population and said efforts to protect the new animals—six females and two males—from hunters were central to the plan.
“We have to prevent these activities,” he said. “Strengthening law enforcement means we have to punish those who do illegal activities like putting traps in the protected areas.”
There was no talk of a concrete timeframe during Wednesday’s event, but according to the WWF, its “Bringing Back Cambodia’s Roar” campaign would see eight tigers released into Mondolkiri’s forest in 2019.
The proposal calls for the government to complete financial plans by October, a sourcing agreement with India by the end of 2017, and the cultivation of a sufficient amount of prey in the forest by 2018.
Thomas Gray, WWF-Cambodia’s head of species conservation, said the support of Prime Minister Hun Sen and other high-level officials was critical to a positive outcome, noting that the success of tiger conservation efforts in Russia was at least partially due to the backing of President Vladimir Putin.
A similar message needed to be handed down in Cambodia, he said.
“You don’t go poaching Prime Minister Hun Sen’s tigers.” https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tigers-to-be-reintroduced-to-cambodia-in-2019-110954/


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 05-09-2019

(05-09-2019, 12:56 AM)Rage2277 Wrote: Tigers to Be Reintroduced to Cambodia in 2019
By Kang Sothear and Peter Ford
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April 7, 2016

Eight tigers will be released into the Cambodian wild in an unprecedented plan projected to cost between $20 and $50 million, the Ministry of Agriculture and WWF-Cambodia announced at an event in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
The Cambodia Tiger Action Plan 2016-2026, adopted by the ministry on March 23, seeks to revive the tiger population in the Mondolkiri Protected Forest, said Keo Ormaliss, director of the wildlife and biodiversity department at the Agriculture Ministry’s Forestry Administration.


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A tiger paces in its pen at the Phnom Tamao zoo in Takeo province in June. (Creative Commons)

He said the ministry hoped to fund the plan through donations, as money would not be coming from the national budget.
Tigers, which lived throughout Cambodia into the 1960s, are listed as “functionally extinct” in the country by the WWF. The last recorded sighting in the wild was in 2007.
Mr. Ormaliss explained that poaching was the primary reason for the dramatic decline in the tiger population and said efforts to protect the new animals—six females and two males—from hunters were central to the plan.
“We have to prevent these activities,” he said. “Strengthening law enforcement means we have to punish those who do illegal activities like putting traps in the protected areas.”
There was no talk of a concrete timeframe during Wednesday’s event, but according to the WWF, its “Bringing Back Cambodia’s Roar” campaign would see eight tigers released into Mondolkiri’s forest in 2019.
The proposal calls for the government to complete financial plans by October, a sourcing agreement with India by the end of 2017, and the cultivation of a sufficient amount of prey in the forest by 2018.
Thomas Gray, WWF-Cambodia’s head of species conservation, said the support of Prime Minister Hun Sen and other high-level officials was critical to a positive outcome, noting that the success of tiger conservation efforts in Russia was at least partially due to the backing of President Vladimir Putin.
A similar message needed to be handed down in Cambodia, he said.
“You don’t go poaching Prime Minister Hun Sen’s tigers.” https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tigers-to-be-reintroduced-to-cambodia-in-2019-110954/

I hope that they are considering Indochinese tigers in Northeast India next to Myanmar, not Bengal tigers. It says "The proposal calls for the government to complete financial plans by October, a sourcing agreement with India by the end of 2017, and the cultivation of a sufficient amount of prey in the forest by 2018."


RE: Bigcats News - Spalea - 05-09-2019

@Lycaon :

About #1686: very good news ! After the lion in the Gabonese forests, now the lion in the South Cameroon. The lions are able to ve very elusive animals within a densely-people zone, by living on domestic livestock (and that, of course, it's dangerous...). I hope they will now secure a new park, protected zone, in order they can live with the current fauna which still exists: forest elephants, chimpanzee and so on. An original set for tourists !


RE: Bigcats News - Lycaon - 05-09-2019

@Spalea 

I also hope this area gets proper protection. Always good to see lions occurring in areas were they were thought to be extinct. Great news as a whole


RE: Bigcats News - Jeffrey - 05-09-2019

A 7 yr old tiger T32 was Found dead
in small lake in Gugamal division Melghat Tiger Reserve Yesterday evening. 
Post mortem was performed today as follows:

Ss per NTCA Protocol.
PM was conducted today around 1100 hrs.
The cause of death as ascertained from site inspection as well as during post mortem suggests death by accidental drowning in a natural ditch (approximately 12 ft deep with water). Body is intact. However claws on all four legs show damage caused by attempts to climb out of the ditch.

The body was disposed off after pm by burning to ashes.

Samples collected include:
Liver, kidney, small intestinal loop, stomach wall with content, stomach outgrowth tissue (suspected tumour), lung and heart tissue.
Lungs showed frothing due to drowning and heart showed clotting in all four chambers indicating cardiac arrest due to exhaustion.



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RE: Bigcats News - Jeffrey - 05-19-2019

India: Tigers thrive in Kerala forests - 175 individuals captured on camera traps in extensive survey

Kerala’s forest cover may be extremely fragmented and prone to recurrent human-animal conflict, but it continues to be home to a thriving tiger population, an extensive study by the state’s forest department shows.

Conducted over the course of a year in 2017-18, the All Kerala Tiger Monitoring Programme identified a total of 176 individuals, 75 of them within the confines of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) alone, based on camera-trap images.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/tigers-thrive-in-kerala-forests-175-individuals-captured-on-camera-traps-in-extensive-survey-5729688/


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RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 05-19-2019

(05-09-2019, 10:39 PM)Jeffrey Wrote: A 7 yr old tiger T32 was Found dead
in small lake in Gugamal division Melghat Tiger Reserve Yesterday evening. 
Post mortem was performed today as follows:

Ss per NTCA Protocol.
PM was conducted today around 1100 hrs.
The cause of death as ascertained from site inspection as well as during post mortem suggests death by accidental drowning in a natural ditch (approximately 12 ft deep with water). Body is intact. However claws on all four legs show damage caused by attempts to climb out of the ditch.

The body was disposed off after pm by burning to ashes.

Samples collected include:
Liver, kidney, small intestinal loop, stomach wall with content, stomach outgrowth tissue (suspected tumour), lung and heart tissue.
Lungs showed frothing due to drowning and heart showed clotting in all four chambers indicating cardiac arrest due to exhaustion.



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Ironically, this is similar to cases of Asiatic lions drowning in wells (https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/indias-lions-may-be-an-endangered-species-but-why-are-they-drowning-to-death-in-gujarat-233989.htmlhttps://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/asiatic-lion-drowns-in-river-in-gujarat/40613), despite the fact that both big cats can swim: 




Corpse of a lioness that swam to an islet about 2.5 km (1.55 miles) from the coast of Amreli in mainland Gujarat: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/asiatic-lion-lioness-stranded-dead/ 

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