Reigniting the debate over India's tiger census, which has shown a 30% rise in the big cat's population in four years, a British-Indian team of scientists has said the exercise mostly likely suffer

They Fear Such A Deal Could Help The Centre For Wildlife Studies Take Over Karnataka Forests

Bangalore: A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Karnataka forest department and the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) has not gone down well with environmentalists. They say the move will result in CWS chief Ullas Karanth taking complete control of forests in Karnataka.

The second phase of the tiger enumeration exercise will commence in the first week of January and entail camera-trapping of tigers and leopards in Bandipur.

The first phase of the census concluded on Monday with the volunteers dispersing after six days of data collection pertaining to carnivores, herbivores, and the surrounding vegetations at Bandipur, Nagarahole, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra, Anshi-Dandeli, and other reserve forests.

SC Greenlights 26,000-Cr Plan

Mumbai: Wildlife activists said the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) project, which received clearance from the apex court last week, should not “disrupt movement of animals” in sanctuaries.

Wildlife Conservation Society Completes Survey Using Advanced Camera-Trap Method

The state is set to get an accurate count of tigers in Wayanad forests in a month. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has completed the counting of the big cats with advanced camera trap studies.

Tiger population in India has significantly increased in the wild, thanks to protection of additional habitat of the big cat and stringent anti-poaching patrols, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said.

In south-western India, where WCS research and conservation efforts began 25 years ago, a major rebound of tigers in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka has taken place. In Nagarahole and Bandipur National Parks, tigers have actually reached saturation levels, with surplus young tigers spilling out into forest-reserves and dispersing using secured forest corridors through a landscape that holds over a million human beings.

Are tiger habitats shrinking in the Western Ghats region which was recently placed in the World Heritage List of the Unesco?

A study conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India had shown that while tiger habitats in the Western Ghats were shrinking, the tiger population had shown a marked increase with the current tiger population being estimated to be 534. The WII study believed this translated into an increase of 32 per cent since 2006. Dr Ullas Karanth, conservation scientist and expert on the Western Ghats, however, insists the WII survey to study tiger numbers in 2006 and 2010 relies on poor methodology. Therefore, the speculation about shrinking habitats coupled to increasing tiger numbers is not reliable,” Dr Karanth said.

A forty-minute unique educational film The Truth About Tigers by world-renowned wildlife filmmaker Shekhar Dattatri talks about the tiger’s life from birth to death and illustrates how different hu

Coming a long way since the days of the flawed pugmark tiger census, followed for over three decades, the country is all set to become the world pioneer in big cat monitoring with its new refined p

Ahmedabad: The state government may be planning to move Maldharis out of Gir sanctuary, but a study has revealed that livestock contributed as a major food source for the lions.