A top wildlife official probing the death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, would submit his report tomorrow.
"I will submit the report on the tigress death in Bandhavgarh on May 19, to the State PCCF A K Dubey tomorrow," Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Dharmendra Shukla said.

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Three forest offi cers have been suspended for allegedly attempting to cover up the killing of a 30month-old tigress which died in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh on May 19.

The tigress was crossing a road in the reserve along with her three cubs on the night of May 18 when a forest department jeep with SDO R.C. Pandey sitting in it allegedly hit it.

International Organisation for Animal Protection (OIPA), Italy, today urged the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to find out the cause behind the mysterious death of a tigress near Bandhavgarh National Park's Jharojhara Dam on May 19 and penalised the culprits by sending an on-line petition.

When the tiger population is dwindling at an alarming rate and it has become a huge challenge to protect them even in the protected areas, the death of a 3-year-old tigress in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday morning raises several questions, the most burning of them is whether or not the tigress was fatally hit by a vehicle carrying tourists.

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Amidst reports of tiger deaths, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel with wildlife officials spotting over 112 big cat cubs in national parks across the country.

Strong demands for effective efforts in the field of tiger conservation were raised from all around amid the intermittent big cat mortalities in Madhya Pradesh throughout the year.

Seven months after two tigresses were shifted to Panna, Madhya Pradesh forest officials have finally found a suitable tiger in the Pench reserve to be translocated to Panna.

The forest officials had identified a tiger in Bandhavgarh recently but the translocation was stopped when experts warned that it could belong to the same gene pool as one of the tigresses shifted in March.

New Delhi: Tiger deaths continue at an alarming rate. Statistics collated from different parts of India by a prominent wildlife NGO show that between January 1 and August 19 this year, at least 66 tigers lost their lives.