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RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-21-2014

It wont let me post the image, here is the link
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=861943783830800&set=a.285345858157265.78480.100000455592030&type=1&theater

and Vijay's page if you want to check it out.
https://www.facebook.com/vijayarajan.wildlifephotographer?fref=photo


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 08-21-2014

(08-21-2014, 04:01 AM)'Pckts' Wrote: The worst thing is, it took so many shots because of the weapons used.
Apparently even poachers use a more powerful gun that quickly kills a big cat compared to these unprepared FD employees that had to fire 30-33 rounds into the tiger.

Another article of the same story

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The Pombhurna tiger, that was believed to have killed three people this month, was shot dead by the sharp-shooters of Chandrapur police on Tuesday. The end came at 6.30 pm when the team tracked the tiger in the forest near Dongarhaldi village under the command of Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra.The team fired 25 shots of which three hit the tiger, sources told The Indian Express.The tiger is believed to have killed at least six persons since February this year, one each on February, March and April and three this month. A fatal attack in January, too, is being attributed to the same tiger.It had killed a man from the village two days ago, forcing the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Sarjan Bhagat to issue orders for the tiger to be shot.“The tracking team had been after the tiger since Sunday and had spotted it a few times. The team had a few lucky escapes as it charged at them. It was found hiding behind the bushes near a nullah and an attempt was made to tranquilise it, but in vain. Finally, the shooters managed to kill the animal,” said Chief Conservator of Forest (Chandrapur) Sanjay Thakre. “It had become very dangerous as its behaviour showed,” he said.The tiger was a full-grown male as against the perception of it being a sub-adult male moving with a sibling and the mother

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/chandrapur-tiger-shot-dead/#.U_SMXm0MCUg.facebook

 

 



* No proper evidence that this is the real man-eater.
* There is no reports from FD saying its old, weak, injured etc. So the animal could have been a healthy specimen. In general healthy adult male tigers dont target humans as food source (unless we are dumb enough to enter his territory without any protection).
* There was said to be another tigress with two sub-adult tigers in the same area.
* All attacks on humans happened in deep forest, so the tiger is not the one to be blamed in these incidents.
* The adult male killed could be a dominant resident male of that area and possibly the father of the two subadults with the female. In that case his death may affect the balance of that territory and could be fatal for the future survival of the two subadults and their mother.
* Protocols were not followed properly by the FD.
* No proper planning and preparation.
* The tiger could have been tranquilized by the FD with a little more effort. 
* The animal was killed in a worst possible way with 30-33 gun shots.
* Politicians are happy to have a dead tiger to be blamed.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 08-21-2014

(08-21-2014, 04:43 AM)'Apollo' Wrote:
(08-21-2014, 04:01 AM)'Pckts' Wrote: The worst thing is, it took so many shots because of the weapons used.
Apparently even poachers use a more powerful gun that quickly kills a big cat compared to these unprepared FD employees that had to fire 30-33 rounds into the tiger.

Another article of the same story

*This image is copyright of its original author
The Pombhurna tiger, that was believed to have killed three people this month, was shot dead by the sharp-shooters of Chandrapur police on Tuesday. The end came at 6.30 pm when the team tracked the tiger in the forest near Dongarhaldi village under the command of Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra.The team fired 25 shots of which three hit the tiger, sources told The Indian Express.The tiger is believed to have killed at least six persons since February this year, one each on February, March and April and three this month. A fatal attack in January, too, is being attributed to the same tiger.It had killed a man from the village two days ago, forcing the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Sarjan Bhagat to issue orders for the tiger to be shot.“The tracking team had been after the tiger since Sunday and had spotted it a few times. The team had a few lucky escapes as it charged at them. It was found hiding behind the bushes near a nullah and an attempt was made to tranquilise it, but in vain. Finally, the shooters managed to kill the animal,” said Chief Conservator of Forest (Chandrapur) Sanjay Thakre. “It had become very dangerous as its behaviour showed,” he said.The tiger was a full-grown male as against the perception of it being a sub-adult male moving with a sibling and the mother

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/chandrapur-tiger-shot-dead/#.U_SMXm0MCUg.facebook

 


 



* No proper evidence that this is the real man-eater.
* There is no reports from FD saying its old, weak, injured etc. So the animal could have been a healthy specimen. In general healthy adult male tigers dont target humans as food source (unless we are dumb enough to enter his territory without any protection).
* There was said to be another tigress with two sub-adult tigers in the same area.
* All attacks on humans happened in deep forest, so the tiger is not the one to be blamed in these incidents.
* The adult male killed could be a dominant resident male of that area and possibly the father of the two subadults with the female. In that case his death may affect the balance of that territory and could be fatal for the future survival of the two subadults and their mother.
* Protocols were not followed properly by the FD.
* No proper planning and preparation.
* The tiger could have been tranquilized by the FD with a little more effort. 
* The animal was killed in a worst possible way with 30-33 gun shots.
* Politicians are happy to have a dead tiger to be blamed.
 

 



Here is another pic 


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RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 08-21-2014

What a sad incident. People have no respect for these animals.


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-21-2014

All reports except for one all state this was a sub adult male.
Shot by AK 47's after a failed "attempt" at tranq'ing him.

The failure of the guards cost this tiger his life.
Very sad to see.


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-21-2014

 Nilanjan Coomar26 mins · EditedGREAT NEWS!!!
NEW GOVERNMENT AND PRIME MINISTER MAKE EXCELLENT PROGRESS IN DESTROYING CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN PENCH AND KANHA TIGER RESERVESTOI, NAGPUR: The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), an apex body deciding issues concerning development around wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the country, has cleared diversion of forest land for four-laning of road by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on the Madhya Pradesh side of Pench tiger reserve.The proposal to divert 4.493 hectares forest land of Pench-Mowgli wildlife sanctuary on the periphery of tiger reserve has sent ripples in the Maharashtra forest department where a similar proposal to divert 49 hectares forest land near Pench and Mansinghdeo sanctuary has been forwarded to the State Wildlife Board for clearance.The road widening proposal on MP side was among the 120 items nationally on the agenda that were cleared by NBWL in its meeting held on August 12 and 13.NBWL went against Supreme Court's centrally empowered committee (CEC), which, after a site visit on November 18 and 19, 2008 in its report had recommended that the four-laning will irreversibly damage tiger habitat and surrounding corridors and hence under no circumstances the proposal should be implemented, both on Maharashtra and MP sides. "Instead, 195km alternate route between Seoni-Chhindwara-Saoner-Nagpur should be used," the report said.When sought to know, MP chief wildlife warden Narendra Kumar confirmed that the proposal near Pench tiger reserve has been cleared with recommendation of 14-15 underpasses in the 9-km vulnerable stretch. "The State Wildlife Board had cleared NHAI's revised proposal as per Wildlife Institute of India (WII) recommendations of several underpasses," Kumar said.On the contrary, seeking anonymity, NHAI officials from Narsinghpur monitoring the project said, "We had revised the proposal with underpasses of 1,000 metres. The proposal was also cleared by the MP state wildlife board. However, we don't know whether the proposal has been approved as recommended by WII specifications. Because WII recommendations were not acceptable to us as it would have cost an additional Rs250 crore for a underpass of 5km length as suggested.""The clearance to diversion of 4.493 hectares forest land of Pench-Mowgli sanctuary between Khawasa and Rukhad will set a wrong precedent. The decision will open a Pandora's box for development around tiger reserves and national parks in the country," said Kishor Rithe, former member of NBWL.The clearing of proposal on MP side has sent ripples among wildlife wing officials here. They feel if vulnerable road widening on other side has been cleared, forest land diversion on Maharashtra side between Mansar-Khawasa (37km) is a matter of time."We have recommended NH7 road widening subject to WII report, which is not acceptable to NHAI. If NHAI is ready to construct 1,000 metres underpasses on MP side, why can't it do on Maharashtra side?" they asked.CEC recommendations ignored* The proposed road traverses forest area of south Seoni division and forms peripheral area of the core/critical tiger habitat of Pench tiger reserves in MP and Maharashtra.* As per all India tiger estimation done by NTCA, Kanha-Pench landscape is extremely important for tiger conservation. The said landscape is still a contiguous forest patch of 16,000 sq km. Road widening will break this patch.* The patch supports a population of 33 tigers, besides, other sporadic populations of tiger in Central India, connecting the landscapes.* There is an urgent need to consolidate the source populations of tiger in the landscape, through enhanced protection and management of habitat in forest areas surrounding these tiger reserves.* The proposed four-laning of NH-7 will entail large-scale tree felling. In Maharashtra portion alone, this would amount to removal of 22,482 trees, thereby endangering the status of tigers.* The alternate route suggested for the proposed four-laning of NH-7 was Seoni-Chhindwara-Nagpur which is 195km, involving an extra length of around 70km.(Representative Photograph from tripps.in and from earththenaturalworld.blogspot.com)
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RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-21-2014

This is sad, tigers are going to attack the encroaching people and then get blamed and shot.
This is very discouraging.


RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 08-21-2014

Disturbing. Why the hell these people do such horrible act ?


RE: Bigcats News - GuateGojira - 08-22-2014

Mmmmmm, like Valmik Thapar said, India has not decided yet if they want to save its tigers.

From my point of view, the only country that is directly protecting its tiger is Russia.

Shame on you Indian government, sorry but it is your damn truth! [img]images/smilies/angry.gif[/img]
 


RE: Bigcats News - tigerluver - 08-22-2014

Two poor decisions back to back. What else can be expected when the definition of progress is increased roads, skyscrapers, etc. 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-23-2014

India does want to save the Tiger I believe, by "India" I mean the people.
I think the Gov't is a different story, just like here in the US. Its controlled by big corporations who support the elected officials with big contributions for campaigning in turn for favors when elected. 

Thats why I firmly believe that a "UN" type agency needs to be developed strictly with the purpose of protecting and saving all wild life and natural forrests, plains, jungles, etc.

All serve a major purpose in supporting human life and the continued support and growth of human beings. Its a shame that the majority gets overshadowed by the high end VIP minority. 

 


RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 08-24-2014

Lioness attacked the keeper at Dallas Zoo, Injured seriously but able to survive

This incident happened on Saturday this week (23-aug-2014) of summer vacation.

Lioness were born in captivity and lived her entire lives in captivity, but instincts remain wild.

According to Gregg Hudson (The zoo's president and CEO) - "Zookeeper got some puncture wound on his back and some scratches".

The keeper fired off pepper spray to stop the attack of lioness and run for safety. He is now medicated at a hospital.

"Unfortunately, when you have humans involved in things like this, human error happens and that’s what happened in this case," Hudson said. "We are very fortunate that he has pepper spray on him all the time and was able to use that to make sure this wasn't any worse than it was."

Zoo officials stress this all happened out of the view of the public, unlike the last high profile attack at the exhibit last November, when a male lion grabbed a lioness in his pride by the head and suffocated her while visitors looked on

"At first you think they're playing; then you realize he's killing her, and you’re watching it," According to Michael Henshaw, who was a witness to the November attack.

The lioness involved in attack was sedated, but will go back on exhibit, although it may be kept from public view on Sunday.


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 08-25-2014

Male leopard killed Male Cheetah

Mother Nature can be extremely cruel sometimes and, while necessary to maintain the balance of life in the bush, the way in which this happens can often leave one feeling very disheartened.
 
The dominant male leopard in the south of Ngala Private Game Reserve - the “Fountains Tom” - showed our rangers and guests an example of the true circle of life when he stalked and killed a male cheetah. There has never been any doubt that predators such as this big male leopard will try and eliminate any competition in their territory but the fact that he took his prey up a tree to feed on it for 2 days was astonishing. Predators killing other predators is not usually what comes to mind when one thinks of seeing a hunt in the bush. This phenomenon is something harsh to experience first-hand but a reminder that only the fittest will survive. These series of photos show the event as they occurred. 

Image courtesy ~Scott Yammin 




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*This image is copyright of its original author




*This image is copyright of its original author


 


RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 08-25-2014

WOW... Sad but rare incident. Apollo I propose to post it in new thread under leopard section. This is more than news.
Thanks for detail post.


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-26-2014

More Political BS and Propaganda keeping anything from getting done!

SC puts on hold over 100 projects cleared by Wildlife Board The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre putting on hold around 140 projects cleared by the newly reconstituted National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) under the Union environment ministry. The apex court has said that the nomination of just three of the mandatory 15 members to the wildlife board, along with that of its standing committee, has not been done in consonance with the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.     The NBWL, chaired by the prime minister of India, is an apex body under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 to review all wildlife-related issues. It's standing committee, headed by union environment minister is empowered to appraise all projects that fall within or around national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves. The fresh committee had met on 11-12 August under the chairmanship of minister Prakash Javadekar and cleared almost all the 140 projects on agenda, The union environment ministry is yet to release the minutes of the meeting in the public domain. The petition against the partially constituted NBWL was filed on 1 August, and argued by Sanjay Upadhyay, a senior Supreme Court lawyer. Hearing the petition on August 25, the SC directed that the NBWL may function but its decisions would not be put to effect till the next date of hearing which is expected in the next two weeks. Practically, that will now put on hold the clearances given to the projects by the standing committee. The amicus curia in the case A D N Rao too supported the move to put implementation of decisions on hold. Business Standard had reported the Centre notifying a toothless Board on 22 July by nominating only three non-government experts and institutions instead of the statutory 15. Even out of these, the government decided to nominate a Gujarat government's own institution -- Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation headed by Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel - instead of an independent agency. Another expert it nominated was a retired Gujarat cadre forest service officer, H S Singh.
http://smartinvestor.business-standard.com/market/Econnews-261722-Econnewsdet-SC_puts_on_hold_over_100_projects_cleared_by_Wildlife_Board.htm#.U_uOe2OfY09