On Sunday, April 10th, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum (GTF) issued a report stating that the world’s wild tiger population was on the rise, and on track for a doubling in a decade. We do not find this report1 and its implications scientifically convincing.
Shocking as it may sound, Satkosia Tiger Reserve seems headed the Sariska way. Dwindling tiger signs and absence of breeding since two years in the habitat have rung alarm bells for Odisha’s second tiger reserve.
Something is wrong in the Sunderbans. In the dense, mysterious mangroves where few dare to tread, something is sucking the life force out of the magnificent Sunderbans tiger. For the third time in three years, a young tigress has been found tottering on weak hind legs.
Over the past decade, several villages in Do Thanh commune in central Vietnam’s Nghe An province have become thrilling markets for trading tiger parts. Tuoi Tre reporters shed light on illegal tiger farms where the large cats are kept in captivity in small, unsanitary cages like those found at pig farms.
According to a new study by Wildlife Institute of India, most of the tiger reserves in India have a potential to increase the big cat density by 20 to 25% in the next four to five years with good breeding population.