Jaipur: The forest department has finally notified the buffer zones of Sariska Tiger Reserve and Ranthambhore National Park. The notification of buffer zones would help regulate commercialization of revenue land and create a better habitat for the big cat.

As per the notification issued under Wildlife (Protection) Act, a 298 sq km of buffer area has been added to the Ranthambore park which is spread over approximately 400 sq km. Similarly, 392 sq km buffer area has been added to the STR, which is spread over 800 sq km.

Jaipur: Male tigers are not known to play any part in rearing their young. Many are even hostile towards their cubs. But from Ranthambore comes a tiger tale with a twist.

Alipurduar, June 24: A committee of local people and foresters will be formed in Buxa reserve to protect tigers with the funds to be released by the National Tiger Conservation Authority.

This 5th June will be the 40th World Environment Day, marked by a world far removed from the hopeful, easy-on-commitment atmosphere of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in

The Global Tiger Recovery Program implementation report includes country by-country self-assessments and a report card across the several thematic focus points in tiger conservation, including habitat protection, combating wildlife crime, transboundary collaboration, capacity-building, and scientific monitoring among others.

Union minister of state for forests Jayanthi Natarajan on Wednesday announced a recovery programme for saving critically endangered species and their habitats.

Under the initiative, 16 species have been identified for support. This includes snow leopard, bustards (including floricans), dolphin, hangul, Nilgiri tahr, marine turtles, dugongs and coral reefs, edible nest swiftlet, Asian wild buffalo, Nicobar megapode, Manipur brow-antlered deer, vultures, Malabar civet, Indian rhinoceros, asiatic lion, swamp deer and jerdon’s courser.

CHANDIGARH: Many would remember the famous 70s movie based on man-animal friendship, 'Haathi Mere Saathi'.

Project Tiger is not the great success story that the government would have you believe. India has lost 32 tigers in the last four months with two tigers having being killed last month in Tadoba Tiger Reserve by poachers using iron foot-traps.

Fourteen of these tigers have been lost to poachers till May 2012, minister for environment and forests Jayanthi Natarajan told reporters on the sidelines of the first stocktaking meeting to review the implementation of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme. “The remaining 18 tigers died natural deaths and we are constantly looking into reasons for this,” the minister said.

“The wild tiger continues to remain endangered the world over”

As many as 32 tigers have died this year, even as latest official data showed an increase in the population estimates of the big cats. Of these, 18 were natural deaths, Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said. Expressing concern over the endangered status of the tiger the world over, Ms. Natarajan on Tuesday said the Ministry was looking into the reasons for the deaths.

The Government’s ambitious plan to introduce African cheetah into Indian terrain sustained a blow on Tuesday with the Supreme Court ordering stay on the project till the necessary sanctions andperm

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