ITANAGAR, July 17: The Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) has released a batch of five Asiatic black bears in Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), the bears, hand-reared at the CBRC, were undergoing acclimatisation in the wild at Upper Dikarai since September last year.
Following the soft-release protocol known as "assisted release', the bears were taken for daily walks in the wild assisted by their caretaker or

Bhima Bawariya was arrested in 2005 following a seizure of tiger parts, is now out on bail This Monday, a team from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) raided a house in Old Gurgaon and recovered a 14-foot long tiger carcass.

The local extinction of the tiger (Panthera tigris) from the Sariska National Park (NP) in India triggered a series of reactions, actions and policy prescriptions. The Tiger Task Force of the Government of India considered this to be a failure of the state machinery in controlling poaching.

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Gobind Sagar Bharadwaj was attacked by a tiger just after his induction into the Indian Forest Service. The wounds took two months to heal. But the episode was an eye-opener for the forest officer.

Aureole Publishing Price: $35, Pages: 151 A wildlife tour of Rajasthan's most prominent national park and tiger reserve, with striking pictures and informative stories of the great cats sighted at play in their deciduous domain.

The anomaly in the latest tiger census in the state including at the Kawal wildlife sanctuary in Adilabad has raised doubts over the methods of tabulation followed by the officials. The variation in the figures were revealed when Kawal sanctuary officials increased the tiger count from nine to 19 on being questioned by senior officials in Hyderabad on the low number of the animals.

First notification as Tadoba Sanctuary: 1931 (116.55 sq km) Upgradation as Tadoba National Park: 1955 Andhari Tiger Sanctuary notified: 1986 (509.27 sq km) Tadoba Andhari

At least 31 people have been killed by tigers from Tadoba since April 2005, according to forest department records. But only two of these killings took place inside the reserve. The rest occurred

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Vidarbha's star tourist attraction, is buzzing with activity. Inside the 625.40 sq km reserve, excavators are hard at work, digging up earth for an ambitious road-building project. Strips of forest, several metres wide, have been cleared alongside existing roads.

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