The magic wand of wildlife research is literally bringing to life that sleeping beauty called extinct biodiversity the supposedly disappeared species of yore

Modern hi tech methods notwithstanding, the traditional technique of counting tigers from pugmarks remains the most efficient.

A critique of recent suggestions to hack tusks, horns and other poachers' delights to save endangered animals.

Accurate tiger census methodology assumes significance in the context of the recent controversy over the declining number of tigers in the Indian sub continent. And counting pugs is the easiest and cheapest method of tiger census.