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[/url]Tiger found dead in canal in Andhra’s Kurnool
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A post-mortem has been carried out to ascertain the cause of the tiger’s death.
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A tiger was found dead in a canal of Telugu Ganga near Mittapalle Cheruvu of Allagadda in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh earlier this week.
According to forest officials, as the tiger’s carcass was floating in the canal, villagers informed local forest beat officers.
Speaking to TNM DFO Nandyal, Siva Shankar Reddy said, "We have received information about the cub floating in the waters. We have recovered the dead body and a post-mortem has been conducted. We are yet to receive the report."
Official said that the tiger was 3 years old and female. “No major injuries were spotted but we can't ascertain the reason before report comes," he said. TV reports, however, showed the tiger bleeding from its nose.
Siva Shankar has also said another tiger was found dead floating in another canal of the Telugu Ganga project in the same region. Reports also suggested that the tiger may have died hours before it was found.
The post-mortem was conducted as per the Wild-life Protection Act 1972.
In December 2017, forest officials  captured a tiger using a tranquiliser near Veligodu in Kurnool area as it started venturing into the human settlements.
The forests fall under the limits of Nallamala forests which is one of the biggest in Andhra's Eastern Ghats. Earlier in March another tiger died in the Nallamala division. At that time officials have claimed that it died following an attack with another tiger. In the last six months as many as four tiger or leopard deaths were reported
According Mid-Day's report data released by Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), in the first quarter of the 2018 as many as 162 leopards and 36 tigers have died across the country. 
While 37.04% of cases of leopard deaths was due to poaching, around 35% of tiger deaths occurred due to unnatural reasons, which include poaching, accidents and electrocution.
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DNA database helps Nepal’s officials monitor tigers, punish poachers

Nepal’s Centre for Molecular Dynamics has developed a DNA reference database containing genetic and geographic information on 120 of the country’s estimated 200 wild tigers.

Law enforcement officials used the database to identify the species, sex and estimated geographic origin of confiscated animal parts suspected to be tigers, pinpointing most of them to individual national parks.

Such databases have the potential to support not only forensics, but also disease research and monitoring population dynamics, particularly if countries can share genetic data.

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Tiger ‘kills’ woman, Satkosia Tiger Reserve tense 
Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.

Published: 13th September 2018 02:39 AM | Last Updated: 13th September 2018 06:46 AM | A+A A-


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ANGUL: Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.
The irate locals ransacked and torched Tikarpara range office, beat house at Hatibari and the crocodile office. They also set all the boats at Tikarpara on fire and even ransacked the local guest house. Later, hundreds of agitators blocked Angul-Tikarpara road demanding removal of the tigress from Satkosia and compensation to the woman’s kin.
Sources said 35-year-old Kalisahi Soya of Hatibari village was killed at around 1 pm when she had gone to a nearby rivulet for taking bath when the tiger attacked her.When Soya did not return, her husband along with some villagers searched the nearby forest and found her mauled body. As the news spread, people of nearby Majhipara, Tikarpara, Goindia and Behera Sahi villages gathered and went on a pillaging spree.

“Our worst fears came true. We have been repeatedly informing the Forest department about the threat posed by the tiger to the local,” said Biraj Jani, an activist of Satkosia Praja Surakhya Samiti. Satkosia DFO SMT Rahman said a forest team was tracking movement of the large cat for the last few days and the villagers had been warned against venturing into the forest.

The woman had gone to the forest and she might have been killed by the feline which is believed to be a tigress that was brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Rahman said.Recently, the Forest department had released a tiger and a tigress, from Madhya Pradesh, into Satkosia as part its plan to boost big cat population in the State.

Till reports last came in, the road blockade continued as no police or Forest officials reached the spot to pacify the irate villagers. Sources said Forest officials and staff have abandoned their offices following the incident.
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Sad news and very dangerous for the two translocated tigers.

The FD really should have done a better job here, their negligence and rush to translocate before fully investigating could be very costly to man and beast alike. 

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Eyewash from the lying PCCF and Forest Minister.
How can the Maharashtra Forest department order a hunter to shoot the Tigress even before their so called efforts at tranquilsation?
The order to shoot her down mentions the name of Shafat Khan as the shooter even before the requested MP elephants and veterinarians arrive at Pandharkhawda.
Not a single attempt at capturing the Tiger family has been done since the order to capture her and the hunter is called to hunt the Tigress.
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Shows clearly the malafide intentions of the useless and inefficient Forest department and their lack of management capabilities.


So who is paying the corrupt babus and the greedy politicians for this legalised hunting party? 
Who is engineering situations and paying off the politicians and bureaucrats to do legalised hunting in India instead of paying to hunt in Africa?


A columnist for the Asian Age has indicated in a February 2018 article that the Hunter actually pays huge sums (“upper seven-figure range”) to be invited to hunt - no wonder our greedy forest officials and politicians rush to call him every time! 
https://www.google.co.in/…/tipeshwars-tigers-doomed-by-succ…

The PCCF’s order says no reward will be given to the hunter. Aren’t such images rewarding enough for a megalomaniac hunter?

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(09-13-2018, 02:21 PM)Rage2277 Wrote: Tiger ‘kills’ woman, Satkosia Tiger Reserve tense 
Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.

Published: 13th September 2018 02:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2018 06:46 AM  |  A+A A-


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By Express News Service
ANGUL:  Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.
The irate locals ransacked and torched Tikarpara range office, beat house at Hatibari and the crocodile office. They also set all the boats at Tikarpara on fire and even ransacked the local guest house. Later, hundreds of agitators blocked Angul-Tikarpara road demanding removal of the tigress from Satkosia and compensation to the woman’s kin.
Sources said 35-year-old Kalisahi Soya of Hatibari village was killed at around 1 pm when she had gone to a nearby rivulet for taking bath when the tiger attacked her.When Soya did not return, her husband along with some villagers searched the nearby forest and found her mauled body. As the news spread, people of nearby Majhipara, Tikarpara, Goindia and Behera Sahi villages gathered and went on a pillaging spree.

“Our worst fears came true. We have been repeatedly informing the Forest department about the threat posed by the tiger to the local,” said Biraj Jani, an activist of Satkosia Praja Surakhya Samiti. Satkosia DFO SMT Rahman said a forest team was tracking movement of the large cat for the last few days and the villagers had been warned against venturing into the forest.

The woman had gone to the forest and she might have been killed by the feline which is believed to be a tigress that was brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Rahman said.Recently, the Forest department had released a tiger and a tigress, from Madhya Pradesh, into Satkosia as part its plan to boost big cat population in the State.  

Till reports last came in, the road blockade continued as no police or Forest officials reached the spot to pacify the irate villagers. Sources said Forest officials and staff have abandoned their offices following the incident.

They aren't taking any risks, they will be bringing her back to Bandhavgarh this weekend.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/...n-5355229/
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(09-14-2018, 11:34 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(09-13-2018, 02:21 PM)Rage2277 Wrote: Tiger ‘kills’ woman, Satkosia Tiger Reserve tense 
Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.

Published: 13th September 2018 02:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2018 06:46 AM  |  A+A A-


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By Express News Service
ANGUL:  Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.
The irate locals ransacked and torched Tikarpara range office, beat house at Hatibari and the crocodile office. They also set all the boats at Tikarpara on fire and even ransacked the local guest house. Later, hundreds of agitators blocked Angul-Tikarpara road demanding removal of the tigress from Satkosia and compensation to the woman’s kin.
Sources said 35-year-old Kalisahi Soya of Hatibari village was killed at around 1 pm when she had gone to a nearby rivulet for taking bath when the tiger attacked her.When Soya did not return, her husband along with some villagers searched the nearby forest and found her mauled body. As the news spread, people of nearby Majhipara, Tikarpara, Goindia and Behera Sahi villages gathered and went on a pillaging spree.

“Our worst fears came true. We have been repeatedly informing the Forest department about the threat posed by the tiger to the local,” said Biraj Jani, an activist of Satkosia Praja Surakhya Samiti. Satkosia DFO SMT Rahman said a forest team was tracking movement of the large cat for the last few days and the villagers had been warned against venturing into the forest.

The woman had gone to the forest and she might have been killed by the feline which is believed to be a tigress that was brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Rahman said.Recently, the Forest department had released a tiger and a tigress, from Madhya Pradesh, into Satkosia as part its plan to boost big cat population in the State.  

Till reports last came in, the road blockade continued as no police or Forest officials reached the spot to pacify the irate villagers. Sources said Forest officials and staff have abandoned their offices following the incident.

They aren't taking any risks, they will be bringing her back to Bandhavgarh this weekend.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/...n-5355229/

they should take her to mukundra hills mahaveer aswell the villagers will likely kill him too
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(09-14-2018, 11:34 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(09-13-2018, 02:21 PM)Rage2277 Wrote: Tiger ‘kills’ woman, Satkosia Tiger Reserve tense 
Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.

Published: 13th September 2018 02:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2018 06:46 AM  |  A+A A-


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By Express News Service
ANGUL:  Tension ran high near Satkosia Tiger Reserve after locals torched a beat house and a range office angered by the alleged killing of a woman by a tiger on Wednesday afternoon.
The irate locals ransacked and torched Tikarpara range office, beat house at Hatibari and the crocodile office. They also set all the boats at Tikarpara on fire and even ransacked the local guest house. Later, hundreds of agitators blocked Angul-Tikarpara road demanding removal of the tigress from Satkosia and compensation to the woman’s kin.
Sources said 35-year-old Kalisahi Soya of Hatibari village was killed at around 1 pm when she had gone to a nearby rivulet for taking bath when the tiger attacked her.When Soya did not return, her husband along with some villagers searched the nearby forest and found her mauled body. As the news spread, people of nearby Majhipara, Tikarpara, Goindia and Behera Sahi villages gathered and went on a pillaging spree.

“Our worst fears came true. We have been repeatedly informing the Forest department about the threat posed by the tiger to the local,” said Biraj Jani, an activist of Satkosia Praja Surakhya Samiti. Satkosia DFO SMT Rahman said a forest team was tracking movement of the large cat for the last few days and the villagers had been warned against venturing into the forest.

The woman had gone to the forest and she might have been killed by the feline which is believed to be a tigress that was brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Rahman said.Recently, the Forest department had released a tiger and a tigress, from Madhya Pradesh, into Satkosia as part its plan to boost big cat population in the State.  

Till reports last came in, the road blockade continued as no police or Forest officials reached the spot to pacify the irate villagers. Sources said Forest officials and staff have abandoned their offices following the incident.

They aren't taking any risks, they will be bringing her back to Bandhavgarh this weekend.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/...n-5355229/

That might be a rumour. Odisha's Forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray said yesterday that there's been no plan to shift her back to MP... yet.  

The "protesters" had been trying to stall post-mortem of the deceased lady & no decision its being taken until the reports arrive. Antisocial elements like mining mafia active in the region might have been fueling the unrest. A Tiger Reserve with tigers would mean better equipped staff & enforcement of protection laws.

Also i'd come across claims of the killer being one of the ageing tigresses already in Satkosia. One of them is with MV-2 right now & the victim might have stumbled upon them while mating.

On the other hand Sundari might as very well be a problem tigress or with tendencies to become one. While Mahaveer's presence could only be ascertained by his radio-collar, she has killed several cattles, ran amok on farms, even reached an adjoining town & now this...
Anybody who's been around cats know how complex animals they are with diverse personalities.

Anyway more i dig into the matter, more it seems the Satkosia was completely unprepared for relocation. I've heard of prey-base being dismal causing the tigers to move away from the release spot.
Apparently locals weren't taken into the fold at all. Ideally it'd need rigorous awareness workshops, creation of reasonable amount of inviolate space, steps to reduce locals' dependence on forest produce etc.

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(09-14-2018, 11:34 PM)Pckts Wrote: They aren't taking any risks, they will be bringing her back to Bandhavgarh this weekend.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/...n-5355229/

they should take her to mukundra hills mahaveer aswell the villagers will likely kill him too

About that, relocation of tigresses to Mukundara is still on hold as Mirza was released a bit far from the original spot due to technical reasons.

The issue will be up for hearing in court on 17th September, & hopefully cleared. I'll post updates...
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India: Former soldiers gear up to save tigers from poaching in Corbett reserve 

Following the Uttarakhand High Court's directions last month about forming a Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) to ensure tigers in Corbett Tiger Reserve are saved from poachers, the force was put in place on Thursday. 

The 80-member STPF comprising largely of ex-servicemen from the Army also staged a flag march on the southern boundary of the reserve. Officials said that the force currently includes 60 former Army soldiers while 20 personnel have been inducted from the state forest department.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city...800690.cms



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Tigress ‘Sundari’ To Stay In Satkosia: WII Researcher
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Bhubaneswar: Amid massive protest by the locals demanding relocation of tigress ‘Sundari’ after she allegedly killed a woman in Satkosia Tiger reserve (STR) area, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) researcher Dr Ramesh, after monitoring the situation at Satkosia, cleared the air saying Sundari will not be taken back to Bandhavgarh.
In an exclusive interview to OTV, Dr Ramesh informed, “The incident was very unfortunate and the reaction of the locals is also natural. Due to one such unexpected incident and on these grounds, the tigress cannot be relocated. However, the faults due to which the incident took place will be rectified and we are making plans accordingly.”
He further said, “There is no question of the animal being taken back to Bandhavgarh. The relocation project is a larger vision and only after reviewing all its positive and negative aspects, the tigress was brought here. Tiger Relocation is a planned project which is why it’s difficult to change the decision.”
Earlier on Sunday, a team of WII led by Dr Ramesh conducted a review on the movement of the tigress and its habitation in Athagarh forest division, where the animal is roaming around at present.
Dr Ramesh also said, “The animal is trying to adapt itself to the new condition and therefore it is coming out of the forest repeatedly. It will be relocated to the core area of the reserve, away from human habitation area.”
“Taking a review of the past history of the tigress and its behaviour now, it was revealed that the animal would not have killed the woman. We are monitoring the movement of the tigress and also involving locals to create an awareness to face such man-animal conflict situation, if any,” he further said.
Meanwhile, another team visited Hatibari village under Tikarpada Forest Range in Satkosia forest where the woman was allegedly attacked by Sundari on September 13.
The team held discussions with the locals to gather evidence on the alleged attack. The officials also took stock of the situation at the forest range office and the beat house which were reportedly torched by the irate locals.



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India - 12 lions, 6 of them cubs, die in Gujarat's Gir forest in 10 days

At least 12 lions, six of them cubs, have died in Amreli district alone in the past 10 days, forcing the state government to order a detailed inquiry.

Though eight of these wild cats died due to illnesses, which could not be treated, and three in infighting, the death of a dozen lions in short span has become a cause of worry for the department. Sources said the 11 deaths have been reported in Dalkhaniya range of Gir East alone.

According to the forest department, three lion cubs aged between five to nine months died during treatment on September 18. Two were under treatment in Jasadhar animal care centre and one was in Junagadh Veterinary College.

A lioness was found dead in Rajula too after she preyed on a poisoned wild boar on Wednesday.

Forest and environment minister Ganpat Vasava said, “I have ordered an inquiry into the deaths of lions. A team from Gandhinagar has been sent to Amreli for investigation. As per primary report, three lions died in infighting which is a natural cause. Once we get the postmortem reports of other lions and unnatural reasons are found for their deaths, we will take necessary action.”

On Wednesday, carcass of a five-year-old wild cat, believed to have died five to seven days ago, was found in the same forest area. The body was so badly decomposed that the veterinary doctors were unable to determine whether it was a male or female.

Vijay Chaudhary, assistant conservator of forest (ACF), Dalkhaniya range, said: “Eight lions died of lung or liver infection. We have sent the samples to Dantiwada animal care centre and Junagadh veterinary hospital to know exact cause of death.” However he denied any epidemic behind this death.

“Primarily the deaths look due to natural causes, but as they have happened in last 10 days, its a cause of concern. Though the death are in the same range, the area is very vast and they have died at different places,” Chaudhary added.

Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani too has expressed concern over the lion deaths. “The news that bodies of four lions have been found in the last few days is saddening and unfortunate. It is feared that total 11 lions may be dead and rest of the bodies have not yet been found. If it is true, it is alarming and it is high time that authorities investigate the cause of such deaths and book the culprits,” he said in a statement.


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Tigers in 41 of 50 reserves could go extinct: Study 

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 Tigers in 41 of 50 reserves could go extinct:Study Shivani Azad | TNN | Sep 20, 2018, 12:19 IST 1 4 India is home to 2,226 tigers across 50 reserves DEHRADUN: Scientists working towards conservation of tiger population in Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun have indicated the need to keep the population of all the tigers across 41 tiger reserves, which have less than 20 breeding female and male big cats, ‘connected’ with the nine tiger reserves that have higher population of breeding tigers. WII had laid down criteria before selecting tigers and tigresses of breeding value, according to which only nine reserves in India have big cat populations robust enough to have a future. Only those reserves which had at least 20 breeding units, with a tiger and tigress comprising a unit, qualified. The nine reserves are Corbett, Kanha, Painch, Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Sundarbans, Kaziranga, Tadoba and Mudumalai, Sathyamangalam, Bandipur and Nagarhole. Scientists at the annual seminar of WII on Wednesday said that there was an urgent need to connect reserves with lower populations of breeding big cats with these nine reserves. According to 2014 estimates, India is home to 2,226 tigers across 50 reserves of the country spread across 89,000 sq km of the total 3 lakh square kilometres that is the tiger habitat in the country. Yadvendradev Jhala, scientist (G) of WII told TOI, “The essence of managing endangered species is to first understand their population vital rates, that is, birth rates, age of first reproduction, litter size, survival and so on. This is like having an insurance policy — it allows us to decide on the premium. Instead of individuals, we are making decisions on populations. Our research has shown that a minimum of 20 breeding units are required for long-term persistence of tiger populations. Only nine tiger reserves meet this criteria in India, and even fewer outside the country. There are tigers in several reserves but their fate is questionable. Given their inherent demographic parameters they have a high probability to become extinct.” The experts have laid thrust on development with utmost care in tiger corridors to save the big cats. Jhala added, “These smaller populations can only survive if they remain connected with these nine larger populations. That means they exchange individuals and genetic material. Therefore the crux of tiger conservation is to ensure the protection of these large populations, make others as large as them and keep the corridors between them intact. This means that any development passing through corridors has to be green and no development should be permitted within the core areas of tiger reserves.”
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It's official, the latest census of Nepal's Tiger population jumps to 235 individuals, up from 198 in 2013, However (from other source) it is learnt that Chitwan population has decreased to 93 from 120 in 2013...  Here is the news from WWF-Nepal and a video

Nepal set to become first country to double wild tiger population
23 September 2018, Kathmandu – On the occasion of National Conservation Day today, Nepal announced that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009. If these trends continue, Nepal could become the first country to double its national tiger population since the ambitious TX2 goal – to double the world’s wild tiger population by 2022 – was set at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.


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“Our commitment to the Global Tiger Recovery Programme gains new ground with Nepal’s growing tiger numbers and a successful implementation of Nepal’s Tiger Conservation Action Plan,” stated Bishwa Nath Oli, Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Environment. “Protecting tigers is a top priority of the government, and we are thankful for the able support of our partners, enforcement agencies, local communities and the international community for a common purpose.”
 
Nepal conducted its national tiger survey between November 2017 and April 2018 in the transboundary Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), a vast area of diverse ecosystems shared with India. Camera traps and occupancy surveys were used to estimate tiger occupancy and abundance, while line transect surveys were used to derive prey density. The last tiger survey in 2013 had estimated the tiger population at 198.
 
“This significant increase in Nepal’s tiger population is proof that when we work together, we can save the planet’s wildlife – even species facing extinction,” said Leonardo DiCaprio, WWF-US board member and chairman of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which has funded tiger conservation in Nepal’s Bardia National Park and elsewhere since 2010. “Nepal has been a leader in efforts to double tigers within its own borders and serves as a model for conservation for all of Asia and the world. I am proud of my foundation’s partnership with WWF to support Nepal and local communities in doubling the population of wild tigers.”

 
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The success in Nepal has been largely attributed to the country's political commitment and the adoption of innovative tools and approaches towards tiger conservation. Nepal was the first country to achieve global standards in managing tiger conservation areas, an accreditation scheme governed by the Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS). With four more years to go, the TX2 goal of doubling tiger numbers globally can only be achieved if all the tiger range countries step up and commit to a similar level of excellence.
 
In May this year, Nepal celebrated a new benchmark with the achievement of 365 days of zero poaching of rhinos on five occasions between 2011 and 2018. This is another excellent example of real conservation change that can be achieved when a country unites and coordinates the efforts of the government, enforcement agencies, conservation partners and local communities.
 
“Every tiger counts, for Nepal and for the world,” stated Dr. Ghana S Gurung, Country Representative, WWF-Nepal. “While Nepal is but a few tigers away from our goal to double tiger numbers by 2022, it also underscores the continued need to ensure protection, and improved and contiguous habitats for the long-term survival of the species.”





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