A fisherman showing an African Mushi caught from the Periyar where the species is beginning to threaten the biodiversity of the river.

KOCHI: The Periyar lake has been heavily invaded by African Mushi (clarias gariepinus) making it almost certain that the endangered local fishes in the water body would become extinct in the near future.

CORBETT: Years ago, he went to Periyar tiger reserve in Kerala, Sunderbans tiger reserve in West Bengal and Ranthambhore tiger reserve in Rajasthan, but he couldn

Biotic pressure on Protected Areas (PAs) in developing countries is primarily to satisfy the fuelwood requirements and is one of the factors affecting their conservation.

R Ayyappan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Forest Department has wound up further investigation into the serial deaths of seven wild elephants in Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) before it could come to a firm conclusion on the cause of the deaths. The findings of the inter-disciplinary team constituted to probe the deaths seem to possess more holes than a rainforest canopy.

The tusker is suspected to have killed 7 elephants in the Periyar Tiger Reserve

P. Venugopal

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Wildlife officials tracking a tusker in musth, suspected to be the killer of seven wild elephants in Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in the recent weeks, report that the animal is no longer violent.

Expert team inspects carcasses of elephants found in Periyar Tiger Reserve

P. Venugopal

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An inter-disciplinary expert team that studied the circumstances leading to the death of seven elephants in the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Kerala over the last six weeks has concluded that the killings could be the work of a wild tusker in musth.

Independent evaluations of the impact and legacy of large donor-funded integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) are critically important but rarely undertaken. The India Eco-Development Project around Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR-IEDP) in southern India received US$ 6.0 million, of which 43.2% was spent on community-based conservation activities.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Forest Department will arrange various facilities for Sabarimala pilgrims, clearing forests in the Ranni division and the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Kerala Forest Minister Benoy Viswom said here on Tuesday the grasslands at Uppupara would be cleared through controlled burning to provide space for pilgrims to view the

K.S. Sudhi

KOCHI: A tigress of the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) was found dead near Anchuruli.

The immediate cause of the death of the six-year-old has been confirmed to be starvation. The post-mortem examination found that the animal had suffered a blow on its abdomen leading to muscle rupture and subsequent immobility and starvation, said veterinary experts.

K.S. Sudhi

KOCHI: Increase in tiger density has been reported from the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) following the recounting of tiger population in the reserve.

According to a recent study conducted by the Reserve and the Periyar Foundation, the tiger density of the reserve is 24 tigers in 640 sq. km.