If you have “special interest in wildlife” you could be a member of State Wildlife Board in Madhya Pradesh

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Successive governments in Madhya Pradesh have done it with impunity and in the latest instance it is the present Government headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan that has flouted the statutory provision of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 (WPA) regarding the nomination of “eminent conservationists, ecologists and environmentalists” and appointed even persons taking… Read More If you have “special interest in wildlife” you could be a member of State Wildlife Board in Madhya Pradesh

Female tiger found dead in Umred Paoni Karhadala sanctuary

Newsroom24x7 Network Nagpur: A female tiger, age about 3-4 years, was found dead on Sunday 22 November 2020 in Compartment no 1452/1 of the TAS beat of Umred Paoni Karhadala sanctuary in Bhandara district of Maharashtra by local Forest Guard during regular patrolling.The spot is inside the forest and the nearest village is about 3… Read More Female tiger found dead in Umred Paoni Karhadala sanctuary

Rising tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh and the challenge of tiger protection

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh, which is recognised as the Tiger State and boasts of some of the best tiger habitats in the country stretching across the the Central Indian Highlands, is confronted with rising incidence of tiger deaths and the challenge of protecting tigers and other wildlife in the Tiger Reserves and other forest… Read More Rising tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh and the challenge of tiger protection

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve: The death of Rajbahra Tigress and her cub puts a question mark on Tiger conservation in Madhya Pradesh

Lalit Shastri Ill-fated T42 of Bandhavgarh- The last kiss (Photo above and featured image by Dr Kapil Mishra) There is no end to poaching and tigers continue to die under mysterious circumstances in the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The latest case of tiger death has been reported from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. T42 Rajbahra… Read More Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve: The death of Rajbahra Tigress and her cub puts a question mark on Tiger conservation in Madhya Pradesh

The Nature Volunteers raise alarm over destruction of the Tiger Habitat adjoining Bhopal

Newsroom24x7 Network The Nature Volunteers, a leading conservation movement and a not-for-profit organization functioning from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Central India, has written a letter to the State Principal Secretary Forest with copies to the Chief Mininister and all concerned authorities to draw attention to the threated forests in the State, with special focus on… Read More The Nature Volunteers raise alarm over destruction of the Tiger Habitat adjoining Bhopal

Operation land grab in Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary

Lalit Shastri The last Report on the Status of Forest in India talks of maximum depletion of forest in the Tribal districts There is continuous threat to forests on account of reckless firewood and minor forest produce collection, grazing, illegal mining and forest fires More than 59,000 sq kms has been assigned under the Forest… Read More Operation land grab in Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary

WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 reveals 68% decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970

Newsroom24x7 Network ●Globally, causes include environmental destruction includingdeforestation, unsustainable agriculture and illegal wildlife trade ●WWF is calling for urgent action to reverse the trend by 2030 by ending the destruction of natural habitats New Delhi: Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a… Read More WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 reveals 68% decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970

What went wrong with the tiger reintroduction programme at Mukudara Hills Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan?

Suhas Kumar Those who have been following the ambitious tiger reintroduction programme at Mukudara Hills tiger reserve must be dismayed by the news about the death of the 2 nd cub on 17 th August 2020, that was being treated for injuries at the Kota zoo, Its sibling was found dead some 20 days ago,… Read More What went wrong with the tiger reintroduction programme at Mukudara Hills Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan?

The Jackson Wild 2020 Rising Star Award goes to Gunjan Menon

Newsroom24x7 Network Jackson, WY (USA)/Bhopal: Extending beyond its tradition of honoring the outstanding innovators and leaders of our industry, Jackson Wild is committed to elevating emerging leaders in nature, conservation and science media. The Rising Star Award exemplifies outstanding achievement alongside extended impact, and this year, Gunjan Menon, an independent conservation filmmaker and writer from… Read More The Jackson Wild 2020 Rising Star Award goes to Gunjan Menon

Operation Durga Vahini: The Story of Tigers of Kerwa

Suhas Kumar Dateline: Bhopal 2012- till now A number of negative Newspaper reports highlighting constant intrusion of a female tiger and her two cubs into human habitation and twice into the city of Bhopal over a span of just a year, precipitated a meeting of experts and forest officials in the office of the Chief… Read More Operation Durga Vahini: The Story of Tigers of Kerwa

Wildlife expert bats for Tiger Conservation; blasts move to use Kerwa-Kaliasot area of Bhopal for building semi-public and public institutions

As a citizen of this country as well as a resident of Bhopal, Suhas Kumar, who is an acclaimed wildlife expert and has the credit of developing Pench Tiger Reserve in its present form and playing a major role in formulating and implementing the policies of the Wildlife Wing of the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department… Read More Wildlife expert bats for Tiger Conservation; blasts move to use Kerwa-Kaliasot area of Bhopal for building semi-public and public institutions

Ruling BJP MLA abuses and threatens forest officer in Madhya Pradesh

Newsroom24x7 Network This is a phone conversation between Range Officer Tilak Singh Raipuria, Noradehi Sanctuary in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, and Dharmendra Lodhi, the ruling BJP MLA from Jabera. The MLA can be heard abusing, threatening and ordering the upright Noradehi Sanctuary Game RO posted at Sarra in Damoh district after he had arrested two persons… Read More Ruling BJP MLA abuses and threatens forest officer in Madhya Pradesh

NTCA for strict enforcement of Carrying Capacity in Tiger Reserves

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued specific instructions to all State Chief Wildlife Wardens to ensure strict compliance of the “Carrying Capacity” as per the NTCA guidelines when it comes to tourism in Tiger Reserves. Dr Anup K Nayak, Additional Director General Forest (Project Tiger) and Member Secretary NTCA has written… Read More NTCA for strict enforcement of Carrying Capacity in Tiger Reserves

Tiger Corridors in India

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The National Tiger Conservation Authority in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India has published a document titled “Connecting Tiger Populations for Long-term Conservation”, which has mapped out 32 major corridors across the country, management interventions for which are operationalised through a Tiger Conservation Plan, mandated under section 38V of the… Read More Tiger Corridors in India

Forest conservation, wildlife protection and the “Biased Scholar”

Suhas Kumar The other day, I was invited to a function in Bhopal where the world famous scholar Prof Madhav Gadgil was addressing a gathering comprising of retired and serving government servants, local NGOs, citizens concerned about ecology and a cross-section of others. He was explaining how the ecological issues have emerged overtime in the… Read More Forest conservation, wildlife protection and the “Biased Scholar”

The story of the hapless elephants and their diminishing forests

Nagaraj Chandrashekaraiah The voiceless elephants are fighting for survival. We are pushing them over the precipice towards extinction. Nagaraj Chandrashekaraiah has given a wake up call. It should rattle the sensibilities of the law makers, the enforcing authorities and also the common public. Reasons for Jumbo Deaths in India According to the statistics, the cause… Read More The story of the hapless elephants and their diminishing forests