It is still a common belief that tigers in the wild will eat only creatures that they kill themselves. The first part of this paper gives a review of case histories of scavenging tigers to disprove that false opinion. This knowledge make the management of tigers in the wild easier with the possibility of a carcass-baiting tool and enables to hinder poachers from using the same. The second part of this paper draws attention to related aspects of the man-eating problem. This might be useful for better understanding and further discussions of the matter.

Sri Lanka is identified as one of the biodiversity hotspots in Asia. Although many of the endemic species are found in the hill country, the low country dry zone is home to some of the most seriously threatened species of wildlife. Following the protracted armed conflict, it appears that defaunation rather than deforestation poses a greater immediate threat to wildlife in Sri Lanka.

Secondary succession in tropical areas following recent human disturbances is becoming more common. This is particularly evident in regions of tropical rainforests, long valued by conservationists for their remarkable species diversity.

Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is one of the most widely distributed large mammals in India. At the same time, the sloth bear has suffered as much as other large mammals from human impacts on forested areas. The North Bilaspur Forest Division, Chhattisgarh, which is an un-protected area, harbours a large number of sloth bears.