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The government is in final stages of approving a proposal that will also end the zonal restrictions for vehicular movement during the day, TOI has learnt. The proposal has received financial approval and may come into force in the next few days. "All legal and financial aspects are being looked into before its implementation," said forest and environment minister Rajkumar Rinwa.


24X7 safari at Ranthambhore? Experts wary

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government is likely to allow tourist vehicles in Ranthambhore National Park round the clock, a move that wildlife experts feel might keep animals from preying.

Current tiger safari norms allow tourists only in two three-hour shifts--morning and evening--in pre-specified zones.
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The tigers will not get time to have a good sleep as the tourists will want to see their hideouts. Not a good move. Instead build manchaans on the trees and let the tourists enjoy the night outConcerned Pandharpur

The government is in final stages of approving a proposal that will also end the zonal restrictions for vehicular movement during the day, TOI has learnt. The proposal has received financial approval and may come into force in the next few days. "All legal and financial aspects are being looked into before its implementation," said forest and environment minister Rajkumar Rinwa.

RN Mehrotra, former chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan, said that tigers and other animals hunt for preys at night, and if night tiger safari was allowed, they would be too scared to come out.


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This is a horrible thing IMO, allowing tourists on the grounds at night means allowing people which means allowing poachers.... Not directly but indirectly and lastly the wild isn't a zoo, its not there for our viewing 24/7 these animals need privacy to do what they have to do. Ranthambhore is always controversial, I really think they need to be regulated more heavily.
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(03-22-2016, 02:31 AM)Pckts Wrote: Hans Ndemo's video


"This invention by the young boy Richard Turere in Kenya, can be used to avoid conflicts between humans and animals in so many places all across India and around the world. But more so around the places near Tiger sanctuaries."
https://www.facebook.com/827224180712188...993879740/

The world needs more kids like this, hopefully his invention proves to be very useful to all cultures living with big cats.

Hope they will be used all over the world to avoid man animal conflict.
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(03-24-2016, 10:12 PM)Pckts Wrote: The government is in final stages of approving a proposal that will also end the zonal restrictions for vehicular movement during the day, TOI has learnt. The proposal has received financial approval and may come into force in the next few days. "All legal and financial aspects are being looked into before its implementation," said forest and environment minister Rajkumar Rinwa.


24X7 safari at Ranthambhore? Experts wary

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government is likely to allow tourist vehicles in Ranthambhore National Park round the clock, a move that wildlife experts feel might keep animals from preying.

Current tiger safari norms allow tourists only in two three-hour shifts--morning and evening--in pre-specified zones.
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The tigers will not get time to have a good sleep as the tourists will want to see their hideouts. Not a good move. Instead build manchaans on the trees and let the tourists enjoy the night outConcerned Pandharpur

The government is in final stages of approving a proposal that will also end the zonal restrictions for vehicular movement during the day, TOI has learnt. The proposal has received financial approval and may come into force in the next few days. "All legal and financial aspects are being looked into before its implementation," said forest and environment minister Rajkumar Rinwa.

RN Mehrotra, former chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan, said that tigers and other animals hunt for preys at night, and if night tiger safari was allowed, they would be too scared to come out.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...505174.cms









This is a horrible thing IMO, allowing tourists on the grounds at night means allowing people which means allowing poachers.... Not directly but indirectly and lastly the wild isn't a zoo, its not there for our viewing 24/7 these animals need privacy to do what they have to do. Ranthambhore is always controversial, I really think they need to be regulated more heavily.

This is probably going to be one of those all day safari permits that already exist in places like kanha and Tadoba. No one is going to be allowed on foot in the core area. I'm not sure about the night safari, since the jungle is pitch black at night and the only light is going to be the gypsy's headlights. Anyway, Tigers are hard to spot during the day, forget about the night.
I suggest you do not get worked up over the sensationalist drivel being posted by the mainstream english media outlets like TOIlet.
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That makes sense @Shardul
I don't really know enough about it to have a true opinion and I understand what you're saying about sensational stories to grab headlines. The News in the US is only this type of reporting. Tfs
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Tiger dies in territorial fight in Bandipur

Updated: March 28, 2016 16:43 IST | Special Correspondent


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A large tiger’s carcass was found close to the Beladakuppe temple in the core area of the Bandipur national park. Photo: Special arrangement 

A large male tiger aged around 10 years was found dead in the Hediyala range of Bandipur National Park on Monday.
The authorities have ruled out foul play and attribute the death to territorial fight between two males. The death is suspected to have taken place around two days ago, according to Naveen Kumar, honorary wildlife warden.
The tiger’s carcass was found close to the Beladakuppe temple in the core area of the national park and the animal had deep gnash and bite marks on its neck besides the mouth while its tongue was dismembered.
Veterinarian V. Nagaraj, who conducted the post mortem, said though the tiger was massive in size the incisors and two canines had worn out due to old age and hence it was no match for the new dominant and younger male, which has established its suzerainty in the territory.
The claws and the skin were intact though decomposition had set in and there were sufficient evidence at the spot of a territorial fight with blood spattered in the vicinity. Tigers have a life span of around 12 years in the wild.
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Jagatram, ACF Poovaiah, wildlife warden Naveen Kumar and others visited the spot. The carcass of the tiger was burnt and disposed off as per National Tiger Conservation Authority norms after conducting the post-mortem.

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I wonder who this Tiger was?
Hopefully it's not Raja
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An airstrip inside Indravati tiger reserve and mine near Similipal reserve cleared by MoEF

dna Correspondent | Sat, 26 Mar 2016-07:50am , New Delhi , dna
At a time when the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is trying to improve the tiger habitat and their numbers in Chhattisgarh and Odisha, the union environment ministry's wildlife board has cleared an air-strip in the buffer area of Indravati Tiger Reserve, Bijapur and also approved renewal of an iron mining license near the Similipal Tiger Reserve in the Badampahar reserved forest.
 
Compared to the states such as Madhya Pradesh or Maharashtra that have a high tiger population, Chhattisgarh and Odisha lag behind. While the Indravati tiger reserve serves as a crucial tiger corridor linking it to the Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve in Maharashtra, the Similipal tiger reserve has seen a reduction Badampahar forests serve as a crucial elephant corridor.
According to the 2014 all India tiger estimation report, Chhattisgarh has shown an increase in tiger numbers due to the first extensive assessment of Indravati Tiger Reserve but Odisha has shown a decline due to loss of tiger habitat.
Official documents show that the airstrip inside buffer area of Indravati Tiger Reserve has been planned to counter left-wing extremism in the region. But interestingly, there was no discussion in the wildlife board meeting on the potential disturbance to wildlife due to operations at the air-strip, according to the minutes of the meeting.
In fact, even the NTCA approved the project without much resistance. The wildlife board though has granted wildlife clearance with riders. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has been told to work out a plan to reduce disturbance to wild animals and accident by vehicles as the air strip will be located close to the forest area.
To distract animals from coming close to the air strip, creation of water bodies and development of grassland has to be taken up in buffer ranges of Bijapur. As compensation, Rs5 crore, the state government has to deposit Rs5 crore in the tiger conservation foundation.
Meanwhile, independent experts in the wildlife board highlighted the importance Mayurbhanj Elephant Project close to the iron mine. It was suggested that adequate mitigation measures are needed for preventing human-elephant conflict As part of mitigation efforts the mining company M/s Lal Traders and Agencies has been asked to deposit 2 per cent of project cost or Rs.1 crore, whichever is lesser. The company has also been asked to fund a project on elephant dispersal from Similipal Tiger Reserve to adjoining landscapes.
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-an-...ef-2194016
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Not one but two tigers lost today.

While one is from Bandipur, the second one is a terrible piece of news coming in from Pench MP. We will share once we get the confirmation.


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Waiting on clarification on how she died but she leaves behind 4 cubs!
This is terrible, at least the bandipur male died in a territorial fight after living to an old age, hopefully she died of natural causes and not something involving humans.
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9-yr-old tiger found dead at Bandipur reserve


The fight for territory ended in tragedy for a tiger at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. A nine-year-old tiger was found dead this morning by forest officials. The forest department has confirmed that the tiger was killed in an encounter with another tiger. The officials will now call for a report by an NTCA member form Delhi, and record statements by the Wildlife Warden, a localite and the CFO. After these procedures are complete, the tiger will be cremated in the presence of officials.








Can anyone ID this male ?
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(03-28-2016, 11:58 PM)Pckts Wrote: Not one but two tigers lost today.

While one is from Bandipur, the second one is a terrible piece of news coming in from Pench MP. We will share once we get the confirmation.


Varun Thakkar Its baghin nala


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Waiting on clarification on how she died but she leaves behind 4 cubs!
This is terrible, at least the bandipur male died in a territorial fight after living to an old age, hopefully she died of natural causes and not something involving humans.
Terrible news Sad
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What a tragedy, Baghin Nala's adult male son died just 3 months ago and now she too is dead. Rip... also the Bandipur male that died in the territorial fight wasn't Raja.
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A little good news at least, I wonder who he was. They did say it happened a long way from the tourism zone, so it most likely wasn't him.
TFS @Roflcopters

Very sad about Baghin and her family which is in shambles now.
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Every tiger is precious, famous or not.
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@Shardul Absolutely, I just have a connection to raja so it was a relief to know he's still around. Trust me, I love all wildlife as much as I love mankind. No being is superior to another and any loss is sad regardless of the species.
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I can understand that feeling Pckts, Raja aka Prince is close to a lot of us. it was a relief to know that it wasn't him and very unfortunate that Baghin Nala died. lets wait for the details of her death.
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Well, it looks like it was poisoning



Tigress found dead at Khawasa - Madhya Pradesh- Awaiting further details

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Finally Two cubs were found lying dead. few hundred yards away. Wherein one cub actually fed on the otherone out of hunger and eventually died (news as per authorities). — at Pench Tiger Reserve - Madhya Pradesh, India.

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One of the most popular face of Pench Tiger reserve Madhya Pradesh Tigress Baghin nala found dead on 28th march 2016. She had four beautiful cubs (her last litters). Out of four two have been confirmed dead one wandering about traumatise (as per authorities), one still not counted for. Search and rescue operation going on to find the fourth cub. Their was a JAN mark on her forehead. — at Pench Tiger Reserve - Madhya Pradesh, India.

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RIP beautiful tigress and cubs, such a sad day.
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