In a first of its kind exercise, India has conducted economic valuation of six of its tiger reserves and placed their value at Rs 1,49,900 crore.

India’s tiger count has gone up by more than 30 per cent in the past four years, according to a latest study on tiger population which was released on Tuesday.

A day before the release of the all-India tiger census report, wildlife buffs in the state have a reason to rejoice.

West Bengal, in its bid to prioritise sustainable development and eco-friendly practices, has got the ball rolling to promote eco-tourism on a large scale in the state.

Violating guidelines set by the union ministry of environment and forests, the West Bengal government failed to conduct annual tiger census and could not even utilise the Centre’s funds under Proje

It also criticised the authorities of Buxa Tiger Reserve saying they 'did not attempt' to conduct camera-trap study

Cages Could Help Resolve Man-Animal Conflicts

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has come out with a tiger trap-cumtransfer cage (TTTC) that can be used in capturing tigers that stray out of the forests and tiger reserves in the state.

The camera-trap exercise in the South 24-Parganas forest division, a continuation of the project which was started in the Sunderbans in 2012, has found the presence of new tigers that didn't appear

After nets and firecrackers, here's another novel attempt at preventing tigers from straying into Sunderbans villages — solar lights.

WWF-India has launched the project — 'Lights for Stripe' — to install solar lights along the edge of villages on the fringe areas of the tiger reserve. It has been working on the initiative since 2009 and has installed 78 lights at a cost of Rs 19.5 lakh (58 of these were co-funded by WWF-Australia and Aircel). This is the first time it is using crowd funding to raise Rs 660,000 for 20 community solar lights.

The state has indefinitely postponed the release of the Sunderbans tigress that is undergoing treatment in captivity at Sajnekhali.

Chief wildlife warden N C Bahuguna said that following a recent directive of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), which ruled out the release of the big cat at the moment, the three-year-old tigress will now be shifted to a bigger enclosure close to the forests so that it can get acclimatized to the wild environment. The tigress will also get to hone her hunting skills, with the foresters planning to release wild prey in its enclosure.