BHOPAL: After its first successful inter-state translocation of a tiger, Madhya Pradesh forest department on Wednesday captured and shifted a tigress to Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha.

BHOPAL: In a successful operation, a tiger was captured and translocated from Kanha national park in Madhya Pradesh to the Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha on Wednesday.

Odisha has at least 40 Royal Bengal Tigers (RBT) and 318 leopards in different tiger reserves and forests.

Worried over the declining number of Royal Bengal tigers in Odisha forests, former Union Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh on Monday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take step

A sign survey, in which pugmarks, scraps and other marks are recorded to ascertain the density of herbivores and number of carnivores, will be carried at Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) on May 11.

A two-member team of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), headed by its chief Rajesh Gopal, arrived here on Monday to finalise the Tiger Conservation Plans (TCPs) of State’s two tiger rese

Concern over government’s move to denotify 159 sq km of forests

Wild Orissa, a voluntary organisation that works on conservation of wildlife, has expressed concern over the government’s move to denotify 159 sq km of forests from the Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary and Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

The Odisha Government on Tuesday gave its official stamp of approval to de-notify 159 sq km from Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary which forms a large part of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

The forest department on Monday said it would not make any suggestions regarding relocation of the stray wild male tiger (now at Nandankanan zoo) to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) team may find it difficult to ascertain the natal habitat of the wild tiger since trap cameras were only recently installed in Satkosia wildlife san