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As wildlife habitats shrink in India, animals are in a losing battle   

Malavika Vyawahare, Hindustan Times
Motichur
6 Jun 2017

Villagers surround a herd of wild elephants that strayed into Sonahatu village under Bundu block in Ranchi district in June 2015.(Sanjoy Dey/ HT File Photo)
Villagers surround a herd of wild elephants that strayed into Sonahatu village under Bundu block in Ranchi district in June 2015.(Sanjoy Dey/ HT File Photo)

The leopard’s last victim was a man enjoying a late night smoke by a road that runs through Uttarakhand’s Rajaji national park. The cat pounced on him from behind, dragging the body a few hundred feet before clawing him apart. The mangled remains, discovered when dawn broke on May 3, were never identified.

That same night, forest personnel spotted a feline figure stealing a drink from the pond ...

Survey puts Nilgiri tahr population at 1420   

Radhakrishnan Kuttoor, The Hindu
Pathanamthitta
5 Jun 2017


First ever population estimation conducted by State Wildlife Department

The first ever Statewide population estimation of Nilgiri tahrs conducted by the Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department, using the bounded count method, has put the total population of the endangered species at 1,420, which include 664 at the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar.

The survey covered the landscapes of Peri...

Alive and roaring! Missing tiger Bali spotted in Pench   

Ranjeet Jadhav, Mid day
Mumbai
28 May 2017


Missing tiger Bali spotted in Pench; experts believe he walked nearly 100 kilometres to find his way there

Jai might still be missing but his son Bali has risen from the depths of the jungle. The latter, who went missing in June last year, was finally sighted on Friday at Pench Tiger Reserve by a wildlife lover. It seems that the tiger walked almost 90-100 km from Umred Karhandla Wildlife San...

Do we need ‘celebrity tigers’?   

Pankaj Sekhsaria, The Hindu
New Delhi
27 May 2017

One of the most intriguing trends to have emerged in the Indian wildlife conservation discourse in recent years is that of the ‘celebrity tiger’. Whether it is Ustad or Machhli in Rajasthan’s Ranthambhore National Park, Prince in Bandipur in Karnataka, or Jai, Srinivas and Bittu in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district, these are tigers or tigresses with an individual presence and identity that is mat...

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