India

Supreme Court bans all tourism activity in Tiger Reserves

Stepping in to conserve the big cat, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that there shall be no tourism activity in any of the core zones of tiger reserves across the country.… Read More Supreme Court bans all tourism activity in Tiger Reserves

India

First Snow Leopards collared in Afghanistan

Two Elusive and Endangered Snow Leopards Are Fitted with Satellite Collars for the First Time in Afghanistan. Wildlife Conservation Society, Afghanistan veterinarians, National Geographic Society, and Nat Geo WILD achieve what has been the impossible.… Read More First Snow Leopards collared in Afghanistan

India

Uttar Pradesh’s Asiatic Lion safari plan finalised

The Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department has completed the master plan for the state’s first Lion Safari in Etawah. The department now plans to make the safari operational within a month’s time.… Read More Uttar Pradesh’s Asiatic Lion safari plan finalised

Africa

Rhino Poaching: No bail for Kruger Park staff

Four Kruger National Park employees accused of being part of a rhino poaching ring were denied bail by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.… Read More Rhino Poaching: No bail for Kruger Park staff

India

A new 109 Sq. Km. Asiatic lion conservation zone declared

The swiftly-multiplying Asiatic lions of Gir have got the forest department to consider expanding the lion’s kingdom. It has decided to mark a 109 sq km-area between Bhavnagar and Amreli as a conservation zone.… Read More A new 109 Sq. Km. Asiatic lion conservation zone declared

India

Tiger reserves’ tourism to be phased out: Govt

Tourism activities in core tiger habitats will be phased out in five years, according to a set of guidelines on ecotourism prepared by a task force under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.… Read More Tiger reserves’ tourism to be phased out: Govt

India

Toll 538 as floods play havoc with Kaziranga wildlife

Altogether 538 animals, including 13 rhinos, of the Kaziranga National Park, have been killed in the devastating Assam floods and the death toll is mounting with the KNP authorities of this World Heritage Site recovering more floating carcasses everyday.… Read More Toll 538 as floods play havoc with Kaziranga wildlife

India

Corbett officials turn tigress into jackal

Circumstantial evidence of a tiger sacrifice was not enough. It took a forensic examination to indicate that a tigress was killed deep inside the Corbett National Park more than a month ago – not a jackal as forest officials claimed.… Read More Corbett officials turn tigress into jackal

India

Rare black tiger spotted at Simlipal

A very rare melanistic or black tiger has been photographed in the core area of the Similipal National Park in Odisha.… Read More Rare black tiger spotted at Simlipal