LUCKNOW: In a bid to stabilise and conserve existing tiger population after a spate of killing and accidental deaths reported in the state over the last five years, the government has taken a decision to expand the buffer zone of Dudhwa National Park.

With an aim to check encroachment of forest land and human movement in core forest zone, the state government approved creation of buffer zone in Dudhwa National Park that would, in turn, give an impetus to the Project Tiger.

The buffer zone would comprise nearly 150 km long stretch of North Kheri division under which Dudhwa National Park fell.

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With the number of cases of tigers straying into urban habitats on increase in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has asked the State Government to expedite the process of finalising Pilibhit forest as tiger reserve for saving the big cats.

Biswajeet Banerjee | Dudhwa

On May 31, 2003 at around 7.35 pm, the 191 up Gonda Mailani passenger train ran over an elephant herd near Suheli river railway bridge killing three jumbos.

Atiq Khan

LUCKNOW: A 60-km stretch of railway track passing through the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh has been identified as one that has maximum tiger movement during night. The State Government has suggested that trains slow down on this stretch.

In the latest such instance, a male tiger was run over by the Mailani-Gonda passenger train on September 5 near the Manjha Purbi railway halt on this stretch, forcing the government to take up the issue with the Ministry of Railways.

A tiger, on his usual territorial stroll in Katarniaghat in Terai area of Bahraich district in UP, was besieged by something entirely alien: a train. The tiger was transfixed and taken completely by surprise. And as he stood frozen, the train, running through the Katarnia ghat Forest Reserve, dragged the animal along and killed it. An FIR was lodged against railway officials by the Forest Department on charges of negligence.

A beautiful, dense Sal forest, invitingly snuggled in north-east Uttar Pradesh bordering with Nepal, Dudhwa National Park is surely a sight for sore eyes, yet, like, most Protected Areas today, there's more to it than meets the eye. Amidst all its glory, it has its share of rather inglorious problems.

speeding trains through forests continue to be the cause of animal deaths in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh. The reserve is home to as many as 75 tigers and a variety of flora and

By evacuating tribal encroachers from around the Dudhwa park, forest officials have won another round in the struggle for access to forests. But for how long?