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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..

New tourism activities around Madhya Pradesh parks

Madhya Pradesh are pressing ahead on offering a host of new activities in the buffer zones of Madhya Pradesh parks including walking, village visits and farming visits to try and spread tourism more equitably around the core areas from January 2015. Read more..

Indian Tigers Dying in Record numbers

Indian Tigers Dying in Record numbers - mostly outside reserves Tigers are dying in record numbers in India, mostly due to poaching, wildlife officials said this week. At least 274 tigers have died in the last four years, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told Indian parliament members on 26th November 2014. Read more..