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CBI takes over tiger poaching probe

Eight months after it was approached to investigate poaching of tigers in the region, the Central Bureau of Investigation, took over the on Friday.

The state government had written to CBI director Ranjit Sinha on July 26, 2013 requesting for probe in the poaching of tigers. State notification to this effect was published in August last week. The CBI started collecting relevant papers from September.

"Finally, the probe has been handed over to the CBI officials from Navi Mumbai  who were in the city on Friday," confirmed principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) Sarjan Bhagat.

Bhagat added the probe was handed over to CBI last year but Central government notification was issued in March first week.

In August last year, the CBI was given a mandate to probe three tiger poaching cases. The arrest of 21 poachers and tiger skin traders revealed that it was not just three tigers but nearly 25. Forest officials have reached a figure of 16 so far.
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 When asked, APCCF for wildlife (east) SS Mishra said the CBI probe will expose national and cross-border links of organized poachers. "The CBI probe will have no affect on the ongoing court cases. We will continue to fight them," Mishra added.

However, official sources said the list of wanted poachers has touched 56. Of these 21 have been arrested and 35 remain absconding. The CBI will help the forest department to nab absconders. "We will now work jointly," said Mishra. 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/envi...638206.cms

 

 

 

9 poachers nabbed in Umred-Karhandla 

In a timely action, Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary officials nabbed nine hardened wildlife poachers inside the sanctuary who were on hunt for wild animals on Thursday night.

The poachers have been identified as Shankar Tambekar, Rajeram Nanhe, Vinod Dighore, Vishnu Mandhre, Krishna Nanhe, Prakash Nanhe, Harichandra Dighore, Baiju Tambekar, and Suraj Kare. All the accused are residents of Budhwaripeth, Umred. Two of their accomplices managed to escape.

Assistant conservator of forests (ACF) and investigating officer Nandkishore Kale produced all the accused before judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) VL Bhosale on Friday. The court sent them to forest custody till April 14.

According to divisional forest officer (DFO) SB Bhalavi, the gang was nabbed at 10.30 pm in compartment number 1415 in Karhandla beat when RFO GF Luche was on patrolling round. The accused had sneaked into the park on seven bicycles and two motorcycles with an intention to poach wild animals.

A dozen weapons like spears, sickles, and knives used to kill and skin animals, besides huge thick nets were confiscated from them. "The nets could have trapped not only herbivores but also carnivores," said Bhalavi. The poachers were initially evasive saying they were going for fishing.

Officials said the accused are habitual offenders and must be frequenting the area even before it was notified a sanctuary but have been caught for the first time. When the accused were produced in court, their 60-70 supporters including relatives thronged the court premises. 


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Great to see the reintroduction of Tigers to Panna is thriving.
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What ever happened to these cubs who's father was the "ghost tiger"Ghost tiger sired four cubs in Panna  =15pxBHOPAL: This is a whodunnit thriller in =15pxthe deep forests of Panna Tiger=15px reserve of Madhya Pradesh=15px, which was once declared as tiger extinct. Panic buttons were pressed over the wiping out of big cats by poachers. =15pxTigers=15px were relocated to Panna to replenish the reserve. And it was then that a big cat love story was born with a twist in the tail. 

=15pxIn 2011, forest officials were euphoric after four cubs were born to an imported tigress. The reserve was back on the tiger map. It was thought that a trans-located tiger had sired the cubs. But now =15pxthe ghost of Panna=15px returned after DNA analyses of the cubs proved they were fathered by a tiger, who had been butchered by poachers in 2009. If he was officially dead, then how did he father the cubs? 

These four cubs - that gave the state government a reason to cheer after years of infamy - were credited to the account of an introduced tiger T3, the 'hero' of PTR's success story. He had created a record of fathering 19 cubs. Now, his historic record will have to be rewritten - Hero of 15. 

The matter came to light after a DNA test conducted by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad. Scientists traced DNA samples of these four cubs to a big cat 'originally' living in Panna before the sudden disappearance of tigers in 2009. 

The test was carried out on the suggestion of Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, to assess the genetic diversity and 'paternity assessment of reintroduced tigers in Panna'. 

Accordingly, DNA samples of trans-located tiger cubs were collected and matched with a male tiger (T3), which was introduced after 2009. 

"We were able to obtain evidence that four cubs were not sired by the introduced male T3. Genetic evidence indicated they were sired by one of the original and probably still existing Panna tigers," reads a letter by CCMB to WII. Copy of this letter was accessed through RTI by wildlife activist Ajay Dubey. 

=15pxSeveral samples which included translocated tigers were subjected to a stringent analysis, during which samples of the four cubs matched with the sample of tiger collected in 2006, said sources. 

=15pxNo tigers were found in Panna Reserve in the 2009 census carried out by the state forest department. Reports said there were more than 20 tigers in 2006. 

=15px"The news of cubs being sired by ghost tigers may embarrass the PTR staff. They should now be happy that at least one of the missing=15px tiger is back," said Dubey. 

=15pxShifted from Pench in November 2009 to the reserve after it lost all its big cats, T3- the lone male tiger lorded over its area with a privilege of being able to choose from four trans-located tigresses. A few days after being shifted to Panna, the homesick tiger had started moving in the direction of Pench, about 400 km away, showing disinterest in the two trans-located females (T1 and T2).  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...283203.cms

Here was the last Male tiger ever seen in Panna before the Relocation. He could possibly be the father.
could M62 be the father of the four cubs? the chances are extremely high and it looks like he's back in the area, Great news for Panna tiger reserve. 


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 =15pxA pug-mark – fresh -we were told. From the size, one could make out that it was a large male. Tigers have soft paws. So they prefer to walk on the road 

=15pxwhenever possible. We drove down to the nearest watch tower and heard then the ‘good news’. A large male tiger had been sighted. Elephants from the forest department had tracked him down. In a situation like this, one or two elephants stand at a distance to keep the tiger in one place. Visitors are taken close to the cat on another elephant. We were lucky to be the first to reach the tiger on an elephant.

=15pxAnd there it was! A huge, majestic tiger, curiously looking at us from a distance of less than 20 feet. Later on, we were told that he has been the dominant male of that territory for the past three years. He is referred to as “62” by locals as he has a design similar to “6” above his right eyebrow and “2” above the left.

=15pxLater on, we were told that he has been the dominant male of that territory for the past three years. He is referred to as “62” by locals as he has a design similar to “6” above his right eyebrow and “2” above the left. 
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Good news Pckts.
It is highly possible that the father of the 4 cubs is M62, because he was the last male tiger seen in Panna Tiger Reserve for 3 years.
M62 was the last dominant male tiger of original Panna dynasty who ruled alone for 3 years without any females to mate with, finally he went missing in 2008 and the park officials conducted a search program and finally decided to declare its dead in 2009.
It is highly possible that M62 could have moved to buffer areas in search of mates and returned now.
Remember Panna Reserve and its neighbouring forests were not easy terrain to cover.






 
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Awesome footage, thanks for sharing. Looks to be a very thick tiger. Obviously panna is known for their massive tigers, hopefully he was able to pass along his bloodline.
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Experts to evaluate Pench, Tadoba

A four-member management effectiveness evaluation (MEE) committee set up by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) will visit Pench and Tadoba tiger reserves from April 20 to 24.

The committed headed by SV Kumar, retired chief wildlife warden of Andhra Pradesh, will have Dipankar Ghosh of WWF, India, and VK Uniyal and Naseem Ahmed Ansari from Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, as its members. The last MEE was done in 2010-2011.

Independent MEE of tiger reserves was announced in December to judge whether the chosen approaches in reserve management are sound, adequate and appropriate. The panel would evaluate whether the funds allocated are being used effectively for meeting the management objectives as laid down in the respective tiger conservation plans (TCP) and management plans.

The committee will visit Pench on April 20 and 21. On April 23 and 24, the team will be in Tadoba. The members will evaluate the process and outcome of long-term monitoring of biological and socio-cultural resources of these reserves and the impact of management on local communities. The report of each committee will be submitted to the WII within six months.

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Solar lights to ward off tigers at Sundernbans' villages

After nets and firecrackers, here's another novel attempt at preventing tigers from straying into Sunderbans villages — solar lights.

WWF-India has launched the project — 'Lights for Stripe' — to install solar lights along the edge of villages on the fringe areas of the tiger reserve. It has been working on the initiative since 2009 and has installed 78 lights at a cost of Rs 19.5 lakh (58 of these were co-funded by WWF-Australia and Aircel). This is the first time it is using crowd funding to raise Rs 660,000 for 20 community solar lights.

WWF-India climate adaptation programme head Anurag Danda told TOI that they aim to cover all 46 vulnerable fringe villages of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve. "Lights have proved to be an effective deterrent. Not a single tiger straying has been reported at the solar light installation sites," said Danda.

Between 1986 and 2009, 279 tiger strayings were reported in the fringe villages. With Sunderbans tigers capable of swimming long distances at a speed of 16 km/hr, the 50-150metre creeks that separate villages from Bagna Forest Range are no hurdle to the big cats. Straying is the highest in areas where the creek is narrow. For example, in Kamalakhali creek, there are stretches where Samsernagar village of Hingalganj is only 15m from Arbesi. This is one of the villages most affected by tiger straying.

In places where the lights were installed, straying stopped, say sources. Shakila Bibi of Kalitala village, one of the beneficiaries of the programme, said: "I am a victim of human-animal conflict. My husband was killed by a crocodile while patrolling for the forest department. A combined solar light (street light and home light) connection was provided to me in 2009. Since then, straying has reduced."

However, tigers quickly adapted and moved upstream or downstream to enter villages from an area that was not lit up. "That led to the realization that the entire coastline has to be lit up by a chain of lights. Since these lights are usually on the embankment, they also serve as community streetlights," said Danda. With hundreds of lights needed, WWF-India is banking on crowd funding.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...811474.cms

 

 

Lakhimpur’s killer tigress caught, released in Dudhwa

In a first for the UP forest department, a tigress that had killed a man in Lakhimpur Kheri district, was tranquilized, trapped and released back into the wild on Monday. The healthy, two-year-old tigress was released in Dudhwa tiger reserve after being medically examined. 

Forest department officials believe the February 20 killing by the predator was a chance encounter. The 35-year-old victim's body was found at least 4km off the forest boundary in Bhira range of South Kheri forest division. 

"Even 18 days after the killing, there have been no fresh attacks," said DFO, South Kheri, Neeraj Kumar, adding that the department would keep monitoring the situation. 

"It cannot be said for sure that the animal wouldn't kill again," he said, but added that the animal now has the opportunity to stay away from humans. 

Since the killing, the department had been tracking the animal. On Monday, it was spotted in a sugarcane field, some 50 metres from the boundary of the forest. It was tranquillized and then released in the Chandpara beat of Dudhwa tiger reserve, some 20km away. 

Officials said the site of the release was chosen with care. Since the tiger census is on at Dudhwa, a team from WWF had surveyed the Chandpara beat area and found the area unoccupied by other big cats. "Therefore, there's little chance that the tigress would come in conflict with other tigers. The site is deep inside Dudhwa and has ample prey base," said the official. 

The official said it is also difficult to say if it actually strayed out of south Kheri. "There is a regular movement of tigers from Kishenpur to south Kheri. To say this one strayed out of south Kheri is therefore difficult," he added. 

However, relocation carries a risk, say wildlife biologists. The predator may get disoriented in the new place and show aberrant behaviour. Relocated tigers have in the past tried to return to their original habitat. 

Forest department officials said they were faced with increasing cases of young tigers straying out of the protected area in Uttar Pradesh. 

"In most cases, tigers come into sugarcane fields chasing nilgai and wild boars," said former director, Dudhwa, GC Mishra. 

Meanwhile, wildlife enthusiasts applauded the forest department's swift move to release the animal in the wild. "We will write to the government appreciating the department's quick action," said green activist Sanjay Narayan.

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Tiger found dead in Kanha

A male tiger was found dead in Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night, a senior forest official said. 

Forest officials found its carcass near Kisli range. Veterinary experts were called from Jabalpur to carry out the post-mortem. "It was a two-and-half-year-old male tiger with multiple fractures and deep wounds on its limb. Excessive bleeding caused its death," a forest officer said, adding the tiger was killed in a territorial war with another male tiger. 

Both tigers were radio collared and their locations were found very close a few hours before one was killed. There are more than 90 tigers in Kanha.

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Injured leopard rescued in Nashik

An injured leopard was rescued by forest officials at a village here, sources said today. 

On receiving information about a leopard lying injured at Inshi village in the district's tribal-dominated Kalwan taluka yesterday, the forest officials managed to bring it into a cage after sedating the feline, forest range officer R P Dhomse said. 

The leopard's right leg was found injured, Dhomse said, adding that they suspect that somebody might have tried to catch the carnivore with a rope, but it broke the rope and got wounded. 

After treatment, the leopard was taken to the Nashik's forest garden, he added.

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Leopard mauls farmer in Haridwar

 In the second leopard attack within a fortnight, a farmer was mauled while he was working in his fields on Friday evening. 

As soon as the animal pounced on Yusuf, he raised an alarm and farmers working in the fields nearby rushed to his rescue, forcing the wild animal to flee, but not before injuring him on the face and in the neck. 

Irate villagers gheraoed divisional forest officer Chandra Shekhar Semwal and demanded that arrangements be made for their security. 

They said they were afraid of going to work in the fields due to the numerous leopard-attack incidents in Haridwar and rural areas in its neighbourhood and despite several representations, the forest department had failed to provide them any security. The DFO assured them that patrolling would soon begin in the area. 

On March 1, a leopard had entered factory premises in the SIDCUL area and injured three employees. 

In April 2012, a leopard was spotted in the canteen of the collectorate building at Roshnabad. The wild animal had seriously injured an employee there.

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Tiger Carcass Found in ATR Coffee Estate


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The carcass of a five-year-old tiger was found at a coffee plantation in Varattuparai estate under Valparai forest division in Anamalai tiger reserve (ATR) on Monday afternoon.Estate security personnel spotted the carcass and informed the forest officials around 2.30 pm. On information, field director of ATR, Rajiv K Srivastava, district forest officer, Velusamy, and Valparai forest ranger, Krishnasamy, reached the spot.   Though, the exact cause of death was not established, photos of the carcass, released by the forest department, showed meat in the mouth of the animal. Preliminary investigations suggested that the tiger could have died due to internal injuries sustained while eating a porcupine. Officials said  quills of porcupine were found in the vicinity. However, the officials said the reason behind the death would be ascertained once the autopsy was conducted. The post mortem was delayed due to the absence of a permanent veterinary doctor in ATR. As the forest veterinary doctor N S Manokaran was in Coimbatore and it would have taken around three hours for him to reach Valparai, the autopsy was postponed to Tuesday morning, the source added.Watchers and guards had camped at the place for the night to thwart any bid to poach the animal.  Sources said the carcass would be burnt after the autopsy, which would be performed in front of members of Nature conservation foundation (NCF). 

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More tigers found in Sunderbans

The camera-trap exercise in the South 24-Parganas forest division, a continuation of the project which was started in the Sunderbans in 2012, has found the presence of new tigers that didn't appear before the cameras when the exercise was conducted two years back.

While talking to TOI, divisional forest officer of the South 24-Parganas forest division Lipika Roy said that two new individuals, both adult tigers, appeared before the camera trap stations laid in the Ramganga range of the forest division. "So far, the exercise has been completed in Ramganga only and we will implement the project in Raidighi and Matla ranges too. By the end of this year, we can give the minimum number of tigers in the entire South 24-Parganas forest division," she said.

However, the wildlifers are already an elated lot as the study so far points that these tigers have appeared for the first time before the cameras. "After matching the stripe pattern of these big cats with the images taken in 2012, we found that these tigers never appeared before any of the cameras laid in the Raidighi, Ramganga and Matla ranges of the forest division last time," said a forester, adding that completion of the same exercise in Raidighi will reveal whether the big cats are frequenting this area also.

Meanwhile, the camera trap exercise in the Ramganga range has found the presence of a minimum 5 tigers this year, including the two new individuals. This area had thrown up a figure of minimum 8 tigers last year with a density of 5.24 tigers per 100 square kilometres. The exercise is being conducted jointly by the forest department and the officials of WWF-India'a Sunderbans chapter.


Sources said that the entire forest under the Ramganga range was divided into 4 square kilometres grid to locate tiger pugmarks and scat. "Later, 30 heat motion sensitive cameras were laid there covering an area of more than 120 square kilometres. Several images were captured during the exercise carried out in January, of which 5 turned out to be that of separate individuals," said sources, adding that tiger presence was found in the forests of Dhulibashani and Chulkathi. The entire Ramganga range is spread over more than 500 square kilometres area.

On being asked about the dip in the number of tigers photo captured in this range this year, a forester said that in 2012 the exercise was conducted covering an area of almost 184 square kilometres, compared to 120 this year. "Besides, we can't expect each and every tiger in the forest to appear before the camera trap stations," he said. A minimum 22 tigers were found in the entire South 24-Parganas forest division in 2012.

The state had, last year, notified more than 550 square kilometres in this part of the mangroves as West Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary, the largest sanctuary in the mangroves, covering the forests of Dhulibashani and Chulkathi.

Wildlife Protection Society of India's (WPSI) executive director Belinda Wright termed this an exceptional indication. "Tigers are great wanderers. Big cats coming in new areas and settling there is nothing unusual. So, this is a good news. But to find out whether the population is stable, one needs more scientific details and the department should carry on with the exercise over a longer period," she said.

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Rs 2.14 Cr for Similipal Reserve



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The State Government on Thursday approved a Rs.2.14 crore management action plan (MAP) for Similipal Biosphere Reserve. The proposal will be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for funding support.
 

The Biosphere Reserve Management Council, headed by Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra, met here and gave its nod to the proposal which includes preparation of a five-year Comprehensive Master Plan by an independent agency. The Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC) has been declared as a lead institute for carrying out the work which would require about Rs.10 lakh.

Interestingly, the State has not received any financial assistance from the Centre for the Similipal Biosphere Reserve management in the last two financial years. However, funds have been pooled from District Collector, Project Tiger, which is a Centrally Sponsored Plan, and other sources of both the Centre and State for development of the biosphere reserve.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary recommended that Similipal Management must take up documentation of its biodiversity.

Since Similipal is a huge repository of plant and animal species, such documentation  - just like Chilika Development Authority has done - should be taken up.

Mohapatra also suggested that travel writers of eminence must be roped in so that they can spread the word about Similipal across the globe.

The meeting also discussed the annual tiger monitoring carried out by the tiger reserve authorities with support from national agencies such as National Tiger Conservation Authority and Wildlife Institute of India. In the last two years, the prey base has improved significantly. Currently, the prey density is pegged at about 30 per sq km.

The management plan which will be submitted to the MoEF includes proposals for strengthening livelihood support, extensive water body development, pond creation and maintenance, solar energy promotion, health and veterinary camps in peripheral villages as well as research work.

Secretary, Forest and Environment RK Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests JD Sharma, Chief Wildlife Warden SS Srivastava and Regional CCF, Baripada Anup Nayak were also present in the meeting.

 http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Rs-2.14-Cr-for-Similipal-Reserve/2014/03/21/article2121553.ece

 

More cubs at Ranthambore

The stork comes calling again at the Ranthambhore tiger reserve. This time it is tigress T-19 that has given birth to three more cubs in the reserve, taking the count of big cats there to around 55.

According to sources, the cubs were spotted and clicked by trap cameras. "T-19 is a daughter of the famous tigress Machli or T-16. There were two other tigresses T-17 and T-18 born from Machli but while T-17 died, T-18 was relocated to the Sariska tiger reserve. This litter is the second one by T-19 and in all probabilities she will go the Machli way, populating the reserve," an official said.

While it has been a spate of good luck for Ranthambhore as over the past couple of years it saw many births there were disappointments too with deaths of a few big cats and some confusion after some of the tigers could not be spotted for sometime. But intensive search later the claimed that 'missing' tigers were traced.

"Deaths are natural processes even for tigers and therefore one must come to terms that certain number of tigers will die. Of course, the revenge killings in Ranthambhore are areas where the forest department must work with proper plans. But the growth in population is encouraging although newer areas must be developed now to accommodate these many tigers," a conservationist said.


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Leopard Killed In Train Accident in Bastar 

Dantewada . Bacheli - Nerli bridge between Bansi railway station catching the train female leopard was killed . Overnight stop the movement of trains on the day of the crash revealed railway staff . Maoist held political prisoner, right -week moving goods trains operating railway is kept locked at night . From 8 pm to 6 am, the movement of trains is closed . Check out the track after 6 am, patrolling and movement begins .

Nerli Bridge railway staff on the day patrolling the forest department reported seeing the severed dead leopard . Chakraborty and staff arrived at the ranger modestly details of the case and prepared panchnama . He then took the body bacheli . Dr BS Vishwakarma Veterinary Department conducted a postmortem of the body . DFO bacheli Vivekananda Reddy , who arrived to find the information . According to the doctor who did the autopsy full adult female leopard . Train deaths due to cuts . After the funeral of Prime leopard was in the premises of the Forest Department . A large number of people thronged to see the dead leopard .

Confirmation group of leopards

Leopard cubs in the area and confirmed that the group was a few days ago at Forest Survey . pugmark found in the region through a number of leopards was projected to be 5 to 6 . The incident happened in the meantime . According to Chakraborty Ranger Nerli leopard climbed on track due to elevated bridge probably did not get a chance to get . Bacheli range Mngnar Keshapur resident and resident Budharam Lchcu father Ramnath Bhimsen father 's cattle killing of leopards had a few weeks ago , the amount of compensation of Rs 7-7 per rules issued by the Department .




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Beijing - More than 10 tigers have been killed as "visual feasts" to entertain officials and rich businessmen in a Chinese city, state media reported.

Police in Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong seized a freshly slaughtered tiger and multiple tiger products in a raid this month, said the Nanfang Daily.

Local officials and successful business people gathered to watch the tigers being killed as "eye-openers" to show off their social stature, it said.

Video footage of a killing two years ago showed a tiger, kept in an iron cage, having an electrified iron mass prodded into its mouth with a wooden stick and passing out after being electrocuted for more than 10 seconds, the paper said.

An experienced cattle or pig slaughterer is normally hired to butcher the carcass, it said, adding that tiger bones sold for an average of $2 300 a kilogramme while the meat fetched $160 a kilogramme.

Police said a butcher, who jumped to his death while trying to escape arrest in a raid had killed more than 10 animals, the report on Wednesday added.

"The tigers were probably anaesthetised for transport. But buyers would check them to make sure that they were alive before the killing", it quoted an unnamed source as saying.

Most buyers of the meat and bones were business owners who would then give them to officials as gifts, the paper said.

Tiger bones have long been an ingredient of traditional Chinese medicine, supposedly for a capacity to strengthen the human body, and while they have been removed from its official ingredient list the belief persists among some.

Decades of trafficking and habitat destruction have slashed the roaming big cat's numbers from 100 000 a century ago to approximately 3 000, according to the international union for the conservation of nature's red list of threatened species, where it is classed as endangered.

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Tiger P212's 40 days journey out of Panna



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After continuous journey for 40 days, Panna Tiger P -212 had to be tranquilized as it lost track near cement plant!!!!

Indore . P -212 Tiger 's Roar is now echoing in Sanjay National Park . Kaimur Vindhya mountain range and the elders , after 40 days on the road in the park and had to sedate him in restraints . Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Park, in the way of Bansagar dam stopped and cement plants . It was just messing with Tiger move forward . When he became upset while looking for a way to help but officials decided to sedate him .

Panna Tiger Reserve Field Director Srinivas Murthy said Tiger RC plants due to human settlement and was turned back at the same place . Tiger was unconscious three months ago .

He did not want to faint again so soon , but then everything was fine . We are extremely pleased that the centuries-old Tiger Tiger Corridor P -212 journey to life once . He said the Vindhya mountain range between Kaimur drawn the corridor is complete . Now it completely Benjenge to populate the central government . Tiger know elephants large team of top officials of journey aboard continued to take care of him the whole time.



 

 
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Nepal, India and Bhutan agree on new transboundary landscape for Hindu Kush


Nepal, India and Bhutan have formally reached an agreement to include a new cross-boundary landscape covering parts of eastern Nepal, Sikkim and the northern parts of West Bengal in India as Kangchenjunga landscape in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region. 

The cross-boundary landscape spans 16,000 square kilometers and it is one of the seven cross-boundary areas identified by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region to study the impact of climate change on the extended Himalayan region. 

Officials of the three countries officially reached the agreement amid the second experts´ consultation for a new transboundary landscape initiative held in Thimphu, Bhutan on April 17 based on the concept and timeframe decided at the first experts´ consultation held in Sikkim two years ago. 

The three-day consultation, which kicked off on April 16, will continue till Friday. 

The consultation was organized by the Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan and ICIMOD with support from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). 

More than 40 representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations had participated in the consultation. 

Speaking at the meeting, Krishna Acharya, joint Secretary at Nepal´s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, pointed out that transboundary cooperation is imperative in the face of the growing human-wildlife conflict as well as increasing evidence that species, such as snow leopards, are expanding their habitat range across boundaries. 

Similarly, PP Dhyani, Director, GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, India, noted that the work around Mount Kangchenjunga “already provides substantial scientific information, and the second regional consultation is a good start for long-term cooperation among the countries”.

On April 16, the first day of the second consultation, Dasho Sherban Gyaltshen, secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan, had unveiled a book titled ´An integrated assessment on effects of natural and human disturbance on a wetland ecosystem: A retrospective from Phobjikha Conservation Area, Bhutan.´ The book was jointly published by ICIMOD and Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Bhutan.

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Three abandoned leopard cubs rescued at Nanjanagudu, Mysore


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The mother had left the place after she littered them.

The villagers claim they sighted a mother and three cubs in the noon hours and but in the evening three cubs were abandoned at a field.

Later, forest department officials were tipped off about the leopard cubs and they are guarding the cubs. Local forest officers had tried leaving the cubs at the same place for sometime, believing that the mother leopard may return and take back its cubs. However the forest department searched the missing mother for 2 weeks and unable to trace her.

The forest department got the cubs safe back to Bangalore and taking care of the cubs very well now. The cubs seem to be in a very good health, good job done by the forest department for acting quick.

Tiger Protection Society team visited the place and spoke to the doctor who is treating the cubs right now, he said that the cubs are just 2 months old and doing really well, they will be in high surveillance for the next 5 days.

 
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