it is difficult to maintain

known for its lion safaris, the Bannerghatta National Park in Karnataka will now be home to 100 lions and tigers. They will be acquired from circuses. This follows the Supreme Court ban on the

according to Russian scientists who have pioneered a method that uses sniffer dogs to count Siberian tigers, conservationists have overestimated the number of the endangered species. Last year, a

prominent wildlife scientist, Ulhas Karanth, recently called for a new tiger count system. Karanth's suggestions include a range of new and simpler techniques of counting tigers which he said

Conservation policies practised in the developing world need to tread cautiously on territories which had for generations, belonged to the people, says a statement by the Centre for Science and Environment

• Produce a white paper on the status of wildlife in the country, which also evaluates the current conservation policies and their effectiveness. • Reassess the Wildlife

Film director Ashish Chandol was in Bandhavgarh with his camera to capture the natural history of the dense forests of Madhya Pradesh. What he found difficult to ignore were the

The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has launched a public awareness cam- paign aimed at debunking traditional beliefs that fuel the demand for tiger products in South Asia.

IN a welcome move, Madhya Pradesh (mp) has been proclaimed a 'Tiger state' to give more thrust to its tiger protection programme. Declaring this on June 25, the state minister for forests, B R Yadav,

PROMISCUOUSLY cohabiting gene pools were on the verge of ensuring that tigers would never be the same again; what saved the day was the Central Zoo Authority's (CZA) new scientific action plan