Tiger News

Northeast India’s tiger genes unique, says study

The tiger population of the Northeast is genetically different from the rest of the country, an official tiger report has revealed for the first time. Read more..

NTCA reveals that 69 tigers died in 2015 - up from 2014 - report from Hindustan times

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) revealed that 69 tigers died across the country in 2015, a marginal increase from the corresponding figures for 2014. Read more..

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..