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CORBETT'S ELEPHANTS IN AS GOOD SHAPE AS ITS TIGERS - TOI report

As per the recent elephant estimation exercise conducted in Uttarakhand in June, Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) has emerged as one of the main bastions ofelephants with the presence of as many as 1,035 pachyderms being recorded in the reserve. According to the estimation exercise, the state has a total of 1,797 elephants which is an increase of 15% over the last estimate carried out in 2012, when 1,559 elephants were recorded. It is also a rise of almost 33% over the last census of 2007 when 1,346 elephants were counted... Read more..

Bhutan tiger population higher than previously thought, survey reveals

Himalayan country’s first nationwide survey finds 103 tigers, but WWF warns big cat was facing a crisis elsewhere south-east Asia Read more..

PROTECTED AREAS BRING IN US$600 PER ANNUM FROM VISITORS - SO WHY SO LITTLE INVESTMENT?

A new study by WWF US, Princeton and Cambridge Universities, has gauged the economic impact of visit to protected areas globally, and the figures are astounding. Covering over 92,000 parks across the world, it is estimated that they generate over US$600 billion per annum in revenue from visitors - yet only US$10 billion a year is invested in them by governments annually. Read more..

Tigers roar back, numbers show steady rise

The country’s tiger population has increased marginally and the numbers were stabilising in most of the protected habitats for big cats, indicating good tidings for the besieged kings of our jungles. The total number of tigers in 2014 could be somewhere between 1,720 and 1,800 as compared to 1,706 four years ago, said top government sources quoting figures from a year-long survey which will go into the third tiger estimation report to be made public on January 20. Read more..

Maharashtra CM promises to make Nagpur, a 'tiger capital'

Taking potshots at his predecessor Prithviraj Chavan and his colleagues Chhagan Bhujbal and others, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the new government would speed up decision making. He said all issues pertaining to Mihan project would be expedited while efforts would be made to make Nagpur the 'Tiger Capital' of India. Read more..