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Tiger Conservation
Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

A flawed vision: Unmasking India’s tiger counts

For some reason, reports on India’s ‘tiger numbers’ get a lot of people excited. This was the case on July 28, 2020 when a report on the country’s tiger numbers from 2018 was r...
By K. Ullas Karanth in

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

Hollow cheer: Who's saving the tiger?

The Union environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, said recently that tigers are India’s soft power as the country has 70 per cent of the global population of the big cats. The statement would h...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Rs 12cr for tiger release in Buxa

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has sanctioned Rs 12 crore for reintroduction of royal Bengal tigers in the Buxa Tiger Reserve in Alipurduar district. The Bengal forest department had decid...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 02.11.18

SC asks Centre for reply on leopard shield plea

The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking directions for “drastic and tough steps” to protect leopards, which have seen a sharp dip in population on account o...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.19

Tiger conservation: India cannot rest on its laurels

Sir — From being widely hunted during the colonial era to being brought back from certain extinction in the early 1970s, tiger conservation has a long and chequered history in India. But it seems as...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 28.01.20

Hello, cheetah

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the government to introduce the cheetah to a suitable habitat in India on an experimental basis to see whether it can adapt to Indian conditions.The National Tiger...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.19

Leopards suffer due to focus on 'iconic' animals

Grave problems are often overlooked or forgotten in favour of those that are considered to be more serious. This is evident from the information recently given to Parliament by the Union ministry of e...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

How to stop the commodification of wildlife

Problems can sometimes be far bigger than they appear, thereby rendering their solution more difficult. This was the implication of the analysis of the global trade in wildlife, which showed that over...
By The Editorial Board in

Travel  /  Published 19.01.19

Tiger, Tiger Burning Slight

New Year’s Day was quite eventful at Bengal Safari near Siliguri. Its leopard enclosure has four occupants and of the two males, Sachin and Sourav, the former decided to start 2019 with a dash of ad...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

India  /  Published 29.07.19

No show in Buxa

A nationwide review has identified stagnant tiger populations, human encroachment in reserves, prey loss and unauthorised tourist lodges among likely factors that might explain the loss of tigers in t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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