Tag: Tiger

Wildlife Management in Tiger State: In the throes of a serious crisis

Lalit Shastri The Madhya Pradesh Finance Department has blocked the use of Park Development Fund – the money generated from wildlife tourism in Tiger Reserves through entry gate, elephants, rest houses etc – which has touched a figure of approximately Rs. 27 crore every year. This despite the fact that there is a government order

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Numbers are important but tigers also should thrive in their natural habitat

Lalit Shastri Forest and wildlife managers, more particularly the committed Field Directors and staff, have reason to rejoice over the latest tiger population figures. Surely, they deserve credit. What also should be noted at this juncture is the leading role played by organisations like Sanctuary Asia, Wildlife Protection Society of India and CREW (Crusade for

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Earth Day 2015: Let us pledge to save the Tiger, Natural Resources and Biodiversity

Newsroom24x7 Exclusive Today, on Earth Day, Newsroom24x7 joins the global environmental movement that began in 1970 to express concern about increasing threats to Mother Earth and put environmental concerns in focus. A number of risks and practices are threatening our forests, wildlife, wetlands and the environment. These are: – Disintegration of natural habitats and the

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Tiger Conservation: Are we on the right track?

Lalit Shastri It is a pity and such shame for humanity the way the tiger population has been dwindling. Poachers have kept striking at will. The tiger habitat has been methodically encroached – an activity diabolically supported by politicians to win votes and stay riveted to power. Whatever remains of the tiger habitat is being

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Laos’ Sin City: EIA exposé on Illegal wildlife trade in Golden Triangle SEZ

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: London based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has just released a documentary ‘Sin City: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Laos’ Special Economic Zone’ which lays bare how the Chinese company KingsRomans Group, running the Special Economic Zone to the North-West of the heart of the Golden Triangle in Laos is openly and blatantly doing

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T3-the real hero of Panna Tiger Reserve

Lalit Shastri December 26 has special significance for the Panna Tiger Reserve management and staff because on this day in 2009, T3–the male tiger relocated from Pench to repopulate this habitat, was located, tranquilised and brought back by the Panna team 30 days after the big cat started moving in the South direction and travelled

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