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With a sudden spurt in cub sightings in the Sunderbans, officials say there could actually be more tigers in the mangroves than what the latest camera trap study revealed — 103.

New finds rekindle interest in melanism in the wild in Palakkad

Some of the wild animals in the forests of Silent Valley, Parambikulam, Nelliampathy and Attappady in the district are, it seems, not showing their true colours.

After finding the presence of at least 103 tigers in the Sunderbans, a figure more than the official estimates, the foresters now want to back the number with a Prey base of tigers in the Sunderban

Gadgets Used On Gir Lions To Track Big Cats In Mangroves

The forest department has decided to radio-collar ten tigers in the Sunderbans where population dynam ics of the big cats has al ways remained a mystery. And this time, an advanced set of radio collars, which helped scientists track tigers in Nepal and lions in Gir, will be used in the mangroves.

Now metal traps and snares, and not fire arms are latest threats to tigers and wildlife from poachers.

To support the national cause of tiger conservation, Animal Planet will showcase a month-long series on the big cat.

A two-day workshop, titled “Fishery-dependent Livelihoods, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: The Case of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in India”, was held in New Delhi during 1-2 March 2012. The workshop was a follow-up to the one held in Chennai in 2009, which was titled “Social Dimensions of Marine Protected Area (MPA) Implementation in India: Do Fishing Communities Benefit?”.

KOLKATA: The first ever crocodile census was kicked off in the Sunderbans on Sunday.

For inhabitants of the Sundarban islands, the fear of crocodiles lurking in the estuaries is second only to that of tigers.

Sundarban is perhaps the only forest in India where no cattle or other easy prey is available for old and injured tigers, forcing them to swim across the water channels to hunt for easy prey i.e. the cattle in the villages.