Survey Part Of Countrywide Study At Tiger Reserves For Exact Count Of The Cats

Pune: The state forest department has captured images of more than 141 fully grown tigers in Maharashtra’s four tiger reserves and their surrounding areas. The ‘camera-trapping survey’ that is going on across protected areas in the country to estimate the number of tigers is now its fourth phase and officials in the state said they have carried it out in the tiger reserves of Tadoba- Andhari, Melghat, Sahyadri and Pench.

Chief Minister Chavan plans to rival Narendra Modi with success in wildlife and tiger conservation.

Setting Up Saw Mills, Industries May Soon Be Banned

Pune: Activities such as commercial mining and setting up saw mills, large hydroelectric projects and pollution-causing industries may soon be banned in the eco-sensitive zones around the main sanctuaries in the state, including the Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve, Melghat tiger reserve and Sanjay Gandhi national park in Mumbai.

Coal mining poses a serious threat to tigers in Chandrapur region of Maharashtra near the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) and must be reined in, says a report by the Fact Finding Mission of Gre

The ongoing construction of a canal is threatening a sprawling wildlife corridor spread over Chandrapur and Bhandara districts in eastern Maharashtra, the forest department officials have said.

The department, rattled over the recent incidents of tiger attacks on humans, deaths of a couple of leopards, fears possible breach of wildlife corridor between Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), Prote

In a move expected to speed up investment in the power, steel and cement industries, the government has decided that companies need not wait for coal linkages to seek environmental clearances. An environment ministry circular on Thursday also said the clearance process should be completed before companies start bidding for coal blocks.

The extraordinary spectacle of a tigress sitting in a pond with a crowd of curious onlookers standing perilously close to her, outside the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), which this newspaper carried on July 3, made the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) sit up and take notice.

May 5 2010 will probably go down the annals of wildlife history as the first major step taken by the government of Maharashtra for the protection of tigers that are dwindling faster than the receding forest that protects them. In a boost in and around Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), the state government finally issued an notification for a buffer zone around Tadoba.

Farmers shifted from tiger reserve two years ago denied irrigation In 2007, 140 families were relocated from Botezari and Kolsa villages inside the Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve in Maharashtra. The families, mostly subsistence farmers, were given a new address 70 km away

It was reported in November 2007, that the Ministry of Coal allotted M/s Adani Power Ltd. a block for open cast coal mining in Lohara, Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The block is six kilometres from Chandrapur city and measures 1,750 ha. This vast area is a combination of 1,598.71 ha of Reserve Forest, 86.66 ha of government owned land and 64.63 ha of private land.