The all-India tiger estimation report has put the total number of tigers in the Northeast at 201, a significant increase from 148 recorded in the 2010 count.

A single ecological continuum spread across three states of India in the biodiversity rich Western Ghats region holds the world's single-largest tiger population, according to a government report.

It is the country’s longest road project under PMGSY

The Centre has cleared the 157 km Miao-Vijaynagar road project that will connect the remote Vijaynagar circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh along the India-Myanmar border, 100 km of it passing through the Namdapha National Park.

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Principal Chief Conservator of Forests B S Sajwan today said the State government would soon enact its own Forest Act to protect the virgin forests, besides various flora and fauna in the State.

“We are serious about framing our own forest laws to protect the State’s biodiversity,” he said while responding to queries during a Press conference here this morning. He, however, declined to divulge the time frame by which the Act would be ready and said that the process would start soon.

With the conservation effort in India still tiger-centric, the threatened birds need

Right at the start, this book sets the argument in motion by rapping the conservation effort in the country across the knuckles. Most of the action, it notes, is tiger-centric, with little attention paid to other taxa. Threatened Birds of India is a fine example of worldwide collaboration among organisations and individuals with contributions from hundreds of ornithologists, field biologists, avid birders and wildlife photographers, making it a comprehensive collection on the threatened birds of India and their conservation requirements.

White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) is a critically endangered bird species with a current estimated population size of
around 50–249 mature individuals globally. Namdapha National Park (NNP), Arunachal Pradesh might act as a breeding ground of the species although specific documentation has not been done. It was also recorded in regions of Dholong River and the upper reaches of the Panchnoi River (Pachin River) and Dafla hills in Arunachal Pradesh. (Correspondence)

Itanagar: Despite unabated poaching of tigers in the Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a recent camera trapping exercise has revealed existence of 35 species of various animals, including tigers and leopards.

The exercise was carried out by a Guwahati-based NGO Aaranyak with the logistic support provided by the NWSTR from the first week of February to March 29 last for a detailed report on tigers and their prey base animals, field director S J Jongsam said in a report.

Guwahati: The evidence of the presence of tiger has been established in Namdapha using the modern census technique by Guwahati based bio-diversity conservation and research organisation, Aaranyak.

The study was carried out in collaboration with the Arunachal Forest Department under the Directorate of the Namdapha Tiger Reserve. This is the first time that a tiger has been captured in a camera trap since attempts was made as early as from 1996 by Bangalore based Wildlife Conservation Society.

More than a month after the first-ever camera-trapping tiger census was launched at the Namdapha national park in Arunachal Pradesh, encroachers and poachers — the latter suspected to be from Myanm

Itanagar: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, a known conservationist, is going to ink another record soon with the objective of protecting and conserving the rich flora and fauna of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Arunachal Pradesh Forest & Wildlife Protection Bill, once it gets the nod of the assembly, would provide additional teeth to state’s environment & forest department (E&FD) to initiate tangible steps in that direction.