The enactment of the Wildlife Protection Act in 1972 safeguarded Nilgiri tahr, the State animal of Tamil Nadu, from extinction.

The calving season of Nilgiri tahrs is under way at the park

The Eravikulam National Park, abode of the highly endangered Nilgiri tahr ( Nilgiritragus hylocrius ), will remain closed to visitors till April 4.
Chief Wildlife Warden V. Gopinathan said the two-month closure was an annual affair during the calving season of the tahrs. The closure was ordered on the basis of a report submitted by K.V. Subramanian, Field Director (Project Tiger), that the calving season of these mountain goats had begun at the park. Mr. Subramanian told The Hindu that kids were seen from the later part of January. Many of the female tahrs were heavily pregnant.

Transact method being adopted

Bombay Natural History Society has conducted the survey in wildlife sanctuaries in and around the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
A field survey on the vulture population in the wildlife sanctuaries in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and adjacent sanctuaries, conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), has found that the number of these bird species is declining at an alarming rate in the reg

We conducted a survey in Kerala from December 2009 to March 2010 to document Nilgiri Tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius (Ogilby) populations in fourteen sites that ranged from Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the southern Western Ghats to Silent Valley, north of the Palghat Gap. The total sightings of the Nilgiri Tahr over the course of the survey were 235 animals, of which yearlings and kids constituted 12%.

The mountain ranges of the Nilgiris, are an important part of the Western Ghats of Southern peninsular India. The Nilgiri ranges are determined to be older than the Himalayan ranges. The Mukurthi peak, along with the Nilgiri, Kolleribetta, and Kudiakadubetta, are situated in the south-western corner of the Nilgiris, in the Kundah range.

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CHENNAI: There has been a considerable increase in the population of Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-Tailed macaque in the Giant Grizzled Wildlife Sanctuary in Srivilliputhur revealed the recently concluded census.

In the year 2000, the author a wildlife researcher chose the Palni Hills and had set out to do a survey of mammals along the eastern part of Western Ghats that covers an area of over 2,000 sq. km. The author planned to gather reports of mammals at different elevations and habitats across the Palnis and proceed to intensively survey the areas.

Neutrinos are neutral elementary particles produced by the sun and stars through nuclear fusion and decay in their core. These particles travel nearly at the speed of light and interact with matter via a weak force. This allows them to pass through almost all matter unhindered. Sources of neutrinos can be exploding stars or super nova, radioactivity from natural sources, nuclear reactors and

A proposed observatory in Nilgiri forests threatens to disturb wildlife movement In early 2000, a team of scientists gathered at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata and decided to revive research on neutrinos, tiny elemental particles that can pass through almost all matter unhindered. A flurry of meetings followed culminating in a project called India-based Neutrino