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RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 04-30-2014

Cameratrap pictures of a large male, Murzik. Father of the cubs Tigress Varvara (Varya)


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RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 05-01-2014

look at the head on that monster.


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-01-2014

(05-01-2014, 05:01 AM)'Pckts' Wrote: look at the head on that monster.

 


Murzik looks to have a massive head.

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-01-2014

Tigress with five cubs spotted in Sathyamangalam



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A tigress and its cubs which were captured in a hidden camera kept in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve.



Location of the sighting not disclosed for conservation purpose.

Hidden cameras in the sprawling semi-deciduous Sathyamangalam forests have captured five tiger cubs playing around their mother – a magnificent tigress.

Sighting a tiger is not so uncommon in this newly formed tiger reserve down the Nilgiris eastern slopes but five cubs doting the mother captured in a video camera has brought smiles to forest officials in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR).For conservation purposes, the location of the sighting is not being disclosed.

STR became the fourth tiger reserve in the State last April as the spill-over population from the neighbouring Bandipur and Mudumalai tiger reserves started foraying into the jungles along the Moyar river basin.

In the tiger reserve spread over 1.40 lakh hectares, recent sightings indicate a healthy population confirming that the tigers are thriving here.

According to an official release, the reserve is home for a variety of wildlife including elephants, blackbucks, sambars, spotted deer, Indian gaurs, sloth bears, vultures and leopards.

Tiger reserve’s director I. Anwardeen, and deputy directors C.H. Padma (Hassanur) and K. Rajkumar (Sathyamangalam) have been sensitising tribals to the importance of conservation and the responsibilities in the tiger reserve, the release said.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tigress-with-five-cubs-spotted-in-sathyamangalam/article5960552.ece

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-01-2014

Video: Tigers Draw Tourists and Support for India’s Parks

See the video in the link below
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/29/tigers-draw-tourists-and-support-for-indias-parks/


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-02-2014

Royal Bengal Tiger pugmark found in Hadagarh forest

Forest officials found 'pugmarks' of a Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) in Hadagarh wildlife sanctuary in Keonjhar district during a recent survey.

A tiger and co-predator survey, as part of an all India exercise, was carried out in different forests of the state in March. The inputs of the survey are being currently analyzed. "There was no sign of RBT in Hadagarh sanctuary in last several years. The finding is an interesting development," divisional forest officer (wildlife) Sangram Keshari Behera told TOI. He, however, declined to divulge much. "Guidelines prohibit detail disclosure of the signs and location. It is likely to endanger the wildlife," Behera said.

Hadagarh sanctuary spread over 191.98 sqkm encompasses Baula (Keonjhar) and Satakosia (Mayurbhanj) reserve forests. It is part of a contiguous land mass linking Similipal and Kuldiha (Balasore) forests. "This is an elephant corridor too," the DFO said.

"Tigers are highly-sensitive animals. They are secretive. Whenever there is disturbance in forest, they run to the core area to hide. Once the disturbances subside, the young tigers migrate to the peripheral areas of the forest to set up their own colonies," the DFO said. "There is a good population of other animals in Hadagarh sanctuary like leopard, sloth bear and deer, which could be another reason for attracting RBTs from Similipal as well," he said.

Behera said they had recently launched efforts for relocation of nearly 3,000 people residing in 16 villages inside Hadagarh sanctuary. "The villagers have to consent to it. We have started the confidence building measures as a first step," he said.

"Recently a team of National Tiger Conservation Authority experts visited Hadagarh and other places and found the forest corridor connecting Similipal safe for tiger conservation," he said.



 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Royal-Bengal-Tiger-pugmark-found-in-Hadagarh-forest/articleshow/34408051.cms
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-02-2014

12 Asian countries to have protected areas partnership

Recognising that well-being of all societies depends on healthy ecosystems, government officials from 12 Asian countries including India, China and Pakistan and global conservation organisation IUCN have agreed to establish a new transboundary partnership on protected areas. 

The Asia Protected Areas Partnership will be co-chaired by the Government of Japan, as the first country co-chair, and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. 

IUCN said the decision was taken following a meeting in Bangkok last week. 

Countries represented at the meeting include Japan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. 

"The group discussed priority areas of interest and the focus of the partnership moving forward," IUCN said in a release. 

The partnership, supported by the Ministry of the Environment Japan and the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation, will be officially launched at the IUCN World Parks Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia in November this year. 

The new partnership will benefit India'a huge network of 668 protected areas, extending over 1,61,221.57 sq kms (4.90 per cent of total geographic area), comprising 102 National Parks, 515 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 47 Conservation Reserves and 4 Community Reserves. 

According to the conservationists, protected areas are vital to meeting development challenges in Asia - one of the world's most dynamic regions. 

In addition to helping reduce the risk of natural disasters, they provide clean water and enhance food security, provide clean air and medicines, store carbon to help mitigate climate change and provide homes, jobs and livelihoods to millions of people in Asia and worldwide. 

Protected areas are increasingly impacted by high rates of economic development in Asia and their ongoing conservation has transboundary implications. 

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/34473914.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

 

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-03-2014

Tiger nails and canines are sold on the roadside of Mookambika wildlife sanctuary


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RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-03-2014

Peter, Guate and others
I would like to see some weight estimates on this male tiger T3 from Panna NP.
The video below clearly shows the male tiger and Panna team members next to each other, which will help us in making a good estimate.







RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-04-2014

(05-03-2014, 04:12 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: Peter, Guate and others
I would like to see some weight estimates on this male tiger T3 from Panna NP.
The video below clearly shows the male tiger and Panna team members next to each other, which will help us in making a good estimate.





 



What is this ? Why cant you guys give some weight estimates ?
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RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 05-04-2014

(05-04-2014, 12:15 PM)'Apollo' Wrote:
(05-03-2014, 04:12 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: Peter, Guate and others
I would like to see some weight estimates on this male tiger T3 from Panna NP.
The video below clearly shows the male tiger and Panna team members next to each other, which will help us in making a good estimate.



 



What is this ? Why cant you guys give some weight estimates ?
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@Apollo , They might have not seen this message,  When you mention some members in your post, then follow the instruction from this thread, http://wildfact.com/forum/topic-how-to-tag-or-mention-other-users-in-your-post . This help mentioned members get notified about that they have been mentioned.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-04-2014

(05-04-2014, 12:44 PM)'sanjay' Wrote:
(05-04-2014, 12:15 PM)'Apollo' Wrote:
(05-03-2014, 04:12 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: Peter, Guate and others
I would like to see some weight estimates on this male tiger T3 from Panna NP.
The video below clearly shows the male tiger and Panna team members next to each other, which will help us in making a good estimate.




 



What is this ? Why cant you guys give some weight estimates ?
[img]images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]


 


@Apollo , They might have not seen this message,  When you mention some members in your post, then follow the instruction from this thread, http://wildfact.com/forum/topic-how-to-tag-or-mention-other-users-in-your-post . This help mentioned members get notified about that they have been mentioned.
 

 



Thanks Sanjay


RE: Bigcats News - GuateGojira - 05-04-2014

(05-03-2014, 04:12 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: Peter, Guate and others
I would like to see some weight estimates on this male tiger T3 from Panna NP.
The video below clearly shows the male tiger and Panna team members next to each other, which will help us in making a good estimate.





 
Small male, about 180 cm in head-body and between 190-200 kg. It seems young and very nervous as the sedative take some time for affect him, this is normally caused by stress.

Compare him with the Dakre male (T-102), the smallest male captured in Nepal:

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This male also measured 185 cm in head-body and weighed 200 kg.

I don't know, but these men in the video seems very nervous in comparison with the Russian scientists, which seems more professional than these guys. By the way, we can see that they measured its hind leg in straight line. This put to rest to any doubt about the application of this method in the field.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-04-2014

(05-04-2014, 02:16 PM)'GuateGojira' Wrote:
(05-03-2014, 04:12 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: Peter, Guate and others
I would like to see some weight estimates on this male tiger T3 from Panna NP.
The video below clearly shows the male tiger and Panna team members next to each other, which will help us in making a good estimate.






 
Small male, about 180 cm in head-body and between 190-200 kg. It seems young and very nervous as the sedative take some time for affect him, this is normally caused by stress.

Compare him with the Dakre male (T-102), the smallest male captured in Nepal:

*This image is copyright of its original author

This male also measured 185 cm in head-body and weighed 200 kg.

I don't know, but these men in the video seems very nervous in comparison with the Russian scientists, which seems more professional than these guys. By the way, we can see that they measured its hind leg in straight line. This put to rest to any doubt about the application of this method in the field.
 

 



Thanks for your input Guate.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 05-04-2014

Translocation of Asiatic lions