In what could rouse both suspicion and relief, a State-level committee constituted by the Chief Wildlife Warden of West Bengal on the directions of the Centre to assess the damage caused to the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve by cyclone Aila, has claimed there were

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JIM CORBETT PARK (Uttarakhand): Seeking to re-define the prestigious

Calcutta, May 25: At least 300 captive deer were swept away as the cyclone battered the fragile Sunderban mangroves and foresters were worried that there might have been heavy losses to wildlife.

CHENNAI: The source populations of tigers are still available in the designated Project Tiger areas, and this can help in maintaining the population of the big cats in the wild, said Rajesh Gopal, Member Secretary, National Tiger Conservation Authority, here on Monday.

GOLAGHAT, March 16

NEW DELHI/ BHOPAL: In an operation which has broken most guidelines set down by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a breeding tigress was airlifted from Kanha to Panna tiger reserve on Monday morning.

Kaziranga (Assam): Ten tiger deaths in three months, 42 deaths in eight years, yet officials at the Kaziranga National Park, home to one of the largest number of tigers in India, are of the opinion that tiger population here is

After an inordinate delay, the Kaziranga National Park would finally receive funds under the Project Tiger. An amount of nearly one crore rupees, sourced from the Union Government has been released by the State Government.

This study estimates the recreational demand for the Indian Sundarban, which is a World Heritage site and a complex mangrove ecosystem that borders India and Bangladesh. In 2005-06, the Indian Sunderban received some 64,000 visitors, mainly from Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal. Tourism to the Sunderban is highly seasonal and characterised by few multipoint or foreign visitors.

Staff Reporter