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RE: Bigcats News - Shardul - 07-25-2015

@Pckts

I'll summarize what the article says in brief. Tiger P212 was killed in a fight with another male at the Sanjay Dubri Tiger reserve. He was previously injured too in a fight. P212 was born in Panna in Oct 2010 to the T2 female and managed to travel to Sunjay Dubri around 16 months back. He sired seven cubs with two females over this period. He has one brother who resides in Satpura and a sister who is in Panna.

The article does not mention anything about the other tiger. It also says that a team of wildife vets from another state came to inspect the body and the samples are being analysed, but from visual inspection it seems likely a case of infighting.

Btw, this article proves that the vernacular language Indian media is faaaaaar superior to the English language one, which is mostly interested in cheap sensationalism and misrepresentation of facts.


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-25-2015

(07-25-2015, 08:06 AM)'Shardul' Wrote: @Pckts

I'll summarize what the article says in brief. Tiger P212 was killed in a fight with another male at the Sanjay Dubri Tiger reserve. He was previously injured too in a fight. P212 was born in Panna in Oct 2010 to the T2 female and managed to travel to Sunjay Dubri around 16 months back. He sired seven cubs with two females over this period. He has one brother who resides in Satpura and a sister who is in Panna.

The article does not mention anything about the other tiger. It also says that a team of wildife vets from another state came to inspect the body and the samples are being analysed, but from visual inspection it seems likely a case of infighting.

Btw, this article proves that the vernacular language Indian media is faaaaaar superior to the English language one, which is mostly interested in cheap sensationalism and misrepresentation of facts.

 


Thanks for the translation.
That is the case world wide, american media is only interested in the "sensational stories" and will pay large money to only show a small portion of the truth as long as it sells. The buy images and use them as the only truth to whip the country into a frenzy and sell magazines or get viewers. Poorer countries have no choice but to sell because they can't afford to miss out on the pay day. LIke what was going on in greece when they were having their "riots" even though it was only a few people and the rest of greece was very safe and peacefull when it was going on. I was in greece while it was happening, quite eye opening.
Im sure its the same any where else in the world.
 


RE: Bigcats News - strana - 07-29-2015

There are some good news coming from  Bhutan: tiger population is higher than expected, with 103 animals.
I like Bhutan´s tigers very much, they seem to be among the biggest and more powerful wild tigers, in the same category of Assam ( remember that Royal Manas is contiguous with Assam), Corbett, Rajaji, Dudhwa, Valmiki or Chitwan.
Good to know that Bhutan and Nepal are taking care of theirs tigers.

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-30-2015

 Asiatic lion population rises by 27% in five years 




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A new survey last month put the number of wild Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) at 523 individuals, a rise of 27% from the previous survey in 2010. Once roaming across much of Central and Western Asia, Asiatic lions today are found in only one place: Gir Forest National Park and surrounding environs in western India.


"There are 109 male lions, 201 females and 213 cubs in the Gir sanctuary and nearby forest areas of Junagadh district,” said Anandiben Patel, the chief minister of the state Gujarat, where Gir Forest National Park is located.


The population has been steadily rising over the last ten years. In 2005, India counted 359 Asiatic lions. Then in 2010 the population rose to 411 lions.

Classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red List, the Asiatic lion is threatened by poaching. But mostly the population is imperiled due to surviving in just one place; conservationists fear that a single natural disaster or disease could wipe them out. Still, plans to move a portion of the population have been held up to date by Gujarat state.



http://news.mongabay.com/2015/06/asiatic-lion-population-rises-by-27-in-five-years/


RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 07-30-2015

Bhutan is home to 103 wild tigers. 1129 camera traps were set across the country - tigers were detected at altitudes ranging from 150m to 4,200m!
Below is video of tigerss with her cubs in forest to bhutan






RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 08-16-2015

A shocking video has emerged of a three-year-old bear being brutally killed by an ambush of tigers.

The young Formosan black bear is believed to have wandered into a tiger pen at Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

Xiao Heixiong, meaning 'little black bear, as he is known, stands on his hind legs as the tigers stalk towards him to try to scare them off.

But the little bear is no match for the tigers and they pounce.









RE: Bigcats News - jeets - 08-16-2015

(08-16-2015, 01:10 PM)Apollo Wrote: A shocking video has emerged of a three-year-old bear being brutally killed by an ambush of tigers.

The young Formosan black bear is believed to have wandered into a tiger pen at Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

Xiao Heixiong, meaning 'little black bear, as he is known, stands on his hind legs as the tigers stalk towards him to try to scare them off.

But the little bear is no match for the tigers and they pounce.

I thinks it is staged event 'for Rich customers'.They did many things before like giving live animals to tigers (in China's Tiger parks).

BTW poor sloth bears even scared of house cats/dogs,in any circumstance they no way end up in Tigers den.
2. In the video itself one car is moving besides tigers.  


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I wanna see Bear lovers faces 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-17-2015

(08-16-2015, 06:48 PM)jeets Wrote:
(08-16-2015, 01:10 PM)Apollo Wrote: A shocking video has emerged of a three-year-old bear being brutally killed by an ambush of tigers.

The young Formosan black bear is believed to have wandered into a tiger pen at Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

Xiao Heixiong, meaning 'little black bear, as he is known, stands on his hind legs as the tigers stalk towards him to try to scare them off.

But the little bear is no match for the tigers and they pounce.

I thinks it is staged event 'for Rich customers'.They did many things before like giving live animals to tigers (in China's Tiger parks).

BTW poor sloth bears even scared of house cats/dogs,in any circumstance they no way end up in Tigers den.
2. In the video itself one car is moving besides tigers.  


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I wanna see Bear lovers faces 

Thats a hefty claim. I don't see any financial benefit to loosing a animal attraction for any zoo.
There are plenty of places that offer live feeding, looses a young attraction animal costs more in the long run. Just to obtain such an animal requires time and energy. I highly doubt any zoo would want to lose long term grants and benefits for a couple of "VIP" blood seekers.


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-17-2015

Tigress dies in territorial clash in Panna reserve, another grievously injured
#panna #Madhya Pradesh In less than a week, Madhya Pradesh witnessed the second striped cat death as a tigress died in Panna tiger reserve on Friday.
The demise was brought about by a territorial fight among two tigresses which left the second female big cat seriously injured.
PTR deputy director Anupam Sahay said that P-233 and P-234 had a fight inside the reserve in which P-233 died due to injuries. The autopsy of the dead tigress was performed inside the park.
The second tigress involved in the brawl P-234 was seriously injured and was being treated by veterinary experts at the reserve.

It is second tiger death within a week in MP as decomposed body of a tiger was recovered officers inside the Pench tiger reserve a few days ago. The cause of death was not clear in the initial probe.
MP had lost 7 big cats by mid July and the fresh deaths have taken the death toll to 9 this year.
Panna had lost all its big cats by the end of 2009 and tiger population has seen a revival with extensive efforts from the forest department which ensured historic trans-location of tigers in early 2010.

http://www.news18.com/news/madhya-pradesh/tigress-dies-in-territorial-clash-in-panna-reserve-another-grievously-injured-787797.html


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 08-17-2015

Credit to Warsaw

Sundarbans Tiger Project Activities and Results 2005-2006

Adam C. D. Barlow1
, Md, Osman Gani2
, Md. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmed12, Sk. Mizanur Rahman2
,
Anwar Hossain12 Abu N. M. Hossain2
Tariqul Islam2
, Uttam, K. Saha2
and James L. D. Smith1
1
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, 1980 Folwell Ave. University of
Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108
2 Forest Department, BanBaban, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"The tiger weighed approximately 75 kg and measured 234 cm from nose to tail along the
curves
. Hair and tissue samples were taken for genetic analysis and photos were taken of the tigerís
stripe pattern for future identification. A GPS collar was attached and the tigerís temperature was
continually monitored as it slowly recovered from the effects of the drug. It was difficult to give
accurate estimates of a tigerís age from an examination of its teeth. However, compared to other
tigers of known age examined by the investigator, a conservative estimate for the captured tiger
would be around 14 years or older. She recovered slowly but steadily through the night. The first
ìhead upî was recorded at about 1:30 p.m. She then went through intermittent bouts of sleep until she
walked away from the capture site at 10:00 a.m.
A second female tiger
(Chaprakhali Rani or CR) was
captured on the night of the 2nd of
March, 2006. Judging by teeth wear
it was between 10-12 years old.
She weighed an estimated
110-125 kg, and measured 228 cm
from nose to tail tip along the curves. "
https://www.panthera.org/sites/default/files/STF/2001-0152-006.pdf


That 2nd girl is a big female at such an old age.


RE: Bigcats News - Shardul - 08-18-2015

(04-13-2014, 05:02 PM)Apollo Wrote: Great Himalayan National Park to vie again for world heritage site tag

Having lost the chance to get the world heritage site status in 2013, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh is again in the list for the coveted category this year when the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO will meet in Doha (Qatar) in June. The HP wildlife department has already submitted a revised report to UNESCO for considering GHNP as the World Heritage Site. According to sources, the GHNP along with Rani-ki-Vav located in Patan, Gujarat, has have been nominated and the GHNP has staked its claim under the natural scenic beauty category as it houses 203 species of rare birds, 50 species of mammals and over 400 rare plants.

Confirming the development, GHNP director B S Rana told TOI the required documentation had been completed and a detailed revised report had been submitted to UNCESO for consideration. Rana said all objections raised by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in its meeting held in Phnom Penh in Cambodia last year had been taken care of by the state wildlife department.

"Last year, the World Heritage Committee had put the GHNP under referral list after which we submitted a revised report covering all issues raised in meeting. Now, the next meeting of World Heritage Committee has been scheduled to be held in Doha in June this year and we expect that the GHNP would get the world heritage status this time," Rana added.

The GHNP, located in Kullu district, was initially constituted in 1984 and formally declared a national park in 1999. Initially, it covered an area of 754.4 sq km. In 1994, two major changes were made in the land use around the park. A buffer zone of 5km from the park's western boundary, covering 265.6 sq km and including 2,300 households in 160 villages, was delineated as an ecozone.

Last year, the park had lost the race after the committee decided to put it in the referral list while allowing six hill forts of Rajasthan to be included in world heritage list. Sources said most of the population (about 15,000-16,000 people) in the ecozone are poor and dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods. The total area under park administration (national park, wildlife sanctuaries and ecozone) is 1,171 sq km, which is referred to as the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...333591.cms

The power of connections: India to establish Asia's largest protected forest

India has stepped up forest conservation efforts in recent years, with a major project underway to establish a large swath of uninterrupted habitat through the designation of additional protected areas and expanding those already under protection. If realized, these areas would converge to become Asia’s largest unbroken protected forest, encompassing approximately 15,000 square kilometers (5,790 square miles) over three states. 

The southwest state of Karnataka is leading efforts, declaring protections for nearly 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 square miles) of forest since 2012. In addition, Karnataka has worked with adjoining states Tamil Nadu and Kerala to connect 8,766 square kilometers (3,386 square miles) of previously protected areas. 



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Karnataka rainforest in the Western Ghats. Photo by: Morgan Erickson-Davis.


Southern India is home to the Western Ghats, a region of hilly rainforest that skirts the western coast. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s eight top biodiversity “hotspots,” with an estimated 1,800 species that are found nowhere else. Much of the current expansion project targets areas of the Western Ghats, and would provide migration corridors vital for wide-ranging animals such as Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) and Indian elephants (Elephas maximus indicus). Migration corridors reduce the chances of human-wildlife conflict and make it easier for populations to mix, thereby bolstering genetic diversity and long-term chances of survival. 

Conservation in India can be a tricky issue. In addition to a plethora of unique species, the country is also inhabited by more than 1.2 billion people, making the protection of vital forest areas a delicate balancing act. While most people live in densely-populated cities, many also live in small towns and villages scattered throughout India’s wildernesses. When these areas are issued high-level protection by India’s Forest Department, the people who live within them are often displaced. Additionally, designation of protected areas is often done by the Indian government at a national level, a process that often mires projects in bureaucratic limbo. 



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A forest stream in the Karnatakan Western Ghats, where three new species of fish were discovered in recent years. Photo by: Morgan Erickson-Davis.


However, Karnataka has found ways around both these problems. It is overseeing forest protection expansion at a state level, thus allowing the project to proceed more quickly. It is also allowing communities already residing in the affected areas to remain there while blocking heavy industry activity such as mine and dam development. 

“In comparison [to industry development], existing villages do not pose any serious threat to conservation,” former forest official BK Singh told the BBC. 

Once completed, the unbroken forest expanse would contain 15 major watersheds and stretch more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) from Karnataka’s northern border with Goa to its southern borders with Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Next steps include expanding forest protection near the Karnataka-Kerala border and connecting fragments of forest preserves in the Western Ghats highlands. 


http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0321-morgan-india-connected-forest.html

 
 

Recently, karnataka just managed to elevate 2600 km2 of forest to protected status. These were the corridors linking various tiger reserves in the Western ghats. If other states also follow suit as mentioned in this article, we could have India's single largest tiger habitat. IMO, the long time future of tigers in India is in the Western ghats, Central Indian landscape and the Corbett terai landscape. In such a scenario, the recent news of NH7 widening which will cut through the Kanha Pench corridor, is really sad. The kanha Pench landscape is also very big at 15000 km2, wish we could add more area to the protected network.


RE: Bigcats News - GuateGojira - 08-19-2015

(08-17-2015, 10:46 PM)Pckts Wrote: Credit to Warsaw

Sundarbans Tiger Project Activities and Results 2005-2006

Adam C. D. Barlow1
, Md, Osman Gani2
, Md. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmed12, Sk. Mizanur Rahman2
,
Anwar Hossain12 Abu N. M. Hossain2
Tariqul Islam2
, Uttam, K. Saha2
and James L. D. Smith1
1
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, 1980 Folwell Ave. University of
Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108
2 Forest Department, BanBaban, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"The tiger weighed approximately 75 kg and measured 234 cm from nose to tail along the
curves
. Hair and tissue samples were taken for genetic analysis and photos were taken of the tigerís
stripe pattern for future identification. A GPS collar was attached and the tigerís temperature was
continually monitored as it slowly recovered from the effects of the drug. It was difficult to give
accurate estimates of a tigerís age from an examination of its teeth. However, compared to other
tigers of known age examined by the investigator, a conservative estimate for the captured tiger
would be around 14 years or older. She recovered slowly but steadily through the night. The first
ìhead upî was recorded at about 1:30 p.m. She then went through intermittent bouts of sleep until she
walked away from the capture site at 10:00 a.m.
A second female tiger
(Chaprakhali Rani or CR) was
captured on the night of the 2nd of
March, 2006. Judging by teeth wear
it was between 10-12 years old.
She weighed an estimated
110-125 kg, and measured 228 cm
from nose to tail tip along the curves. "
https://www.panthera.org/sites/default/files/STF/2001-0152-006.pdf


That 2nd girl is a big female at such an old age.

Warsaw misinterpret the information again. To measure "along the curves" doesn't mean "over curves" like the hunters method.

Check this images:


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Those tigresses are as large as a Pantanal jaguar (in body length) and we know that those specimens measured between 220-230 cm between pegs in total length. It those tigresses were measured "over curves" like the old hunters method, then they should by way smaller, at only 200-210 cm in total length, something that the tigresses itself don't seems to be.

We most take care in the interpretations of the words, scientists measure along the curves in straight line, not over the curves like the old hunters. Warsaw seems to have an agenda on this.


RE: Bigcats News - GuateGojira - 08-21-2015

Only 106 tigers left in the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, says govt survey

>>  IANS/bdnews24.com
Published: 2015-07-27 22:47:01.0 BdST Updated: 2015-07-27 22:55:56.0 BdST

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The number of tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, has decreased drastically, with only around 100 to be found in the Bangladeshi part, says a new survey.
 
The survey by Bangladesh's forest department, with technical support from the Wildlife Institute of India, titled ‘Tiger Abundance in Bangladesh Sundarbans’, said there were only 106 tigers in the Bangladesh part, Xinhua reported.
 
The governmental tiger census carried out in 2004 with the pug mark method estimated 440 tigers in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans.
 
"This is the first ever effort to quantify tiger abundance in Bangladesh Sundarbans based on a robust scientific protocol using camera traps and double sampling approach," the report said.
 
The study was carried out under the Strengthening Regional Cooperation of Wildlife Protection project funded by the World Bank for both Bangladesh and Indian portions of Sundarbans in between 2013 and 2014.

Source: http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2015/07/27/only-106-tigers-left-in-the-sundarbans-in-bangladesh-says-govt-survey

And the Indian part is not better, in fact, Dr Karanth since the early 2000, warned that the methods to study the density of tigers used in the Indian Sundarbans are unreliable and he also calculated a population of no more than 100 animals.


RE: Bigcats News - tigerluver - 08-23-2015


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The badly wounded female Amur tiger cub was found by a hunter in Primoskiy region who immediately sought help. Vets and tiger experts provided assistance: the animal was immobilized to allow examination and first aid.

The cub was found to be 'seriously injured' and in need of specialist care. Experts refused to detail the exact wounds to avoid hampering a criminal investigation into the shooting.

Sergei Aramilev, director of the Amur Tiger Centre, said: 'Unfortunately, the injuries are quite serious. At the moment, the vets have done everything possible, and now it all depends on the tiger's organism. We want to believe she will make it. Now it is the question of life and death. It is premature to speak about her future options, zoo or wild.'

Andrey Shorshin, told: 'She even tried to stand up on all four legs, but in her state it is strongly prohibited.'

'The experts are worried about the mother of the cub,' added Aramilev. 'So far, she has not been traced. During the 'census' a female tiger with her cub were regularly spotted (in this area), and they never showed any aggression towards humans or domestic animals.'

The fear is the mother was killed by poachers to sell her skin and other body parts on the black market to China.

Courtesy of Save the Tiger on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/savethetigerindia


RE: Bigcats News - tigerluver - 08-24-2015

http://www.wildcru.org/news/cecil-cubs/

News

Cecil's cubs

August 18, 2015

Cecil’s family all well – David Macdonald writes: even with our satellite tracking gear and an intimate knowledge of the area, finding lions in the bush can be a bit like finding the proverbial needle in haystack. We have been careful to provide up-dates on the well-being of Cecil’s pride only when we had visual contact with them. Today, the field team found the lions and Brent Staplekamp secured some video through his camera viewfinder of all three lionesses and the seven cubs. All is well.