Tag: wild-cats

HC seeks Maha Forest Dept’s stand on plea against killing ‘man-eater’ tigress

Nagpur, Oct 16 The Bombay High Court Tuesday sought the Maharashtra Forest Department's stand on a plea challenging its steps aimed at killing a "man-eater" tigress, roaming in the state's Yavatmal district forests. On the plea by Wildlife activist Dr Jerryl Banait and Earth Brigade Foundation, the Nagpur bench of the high court issued notice [...]

In Nepal, Big Cat Makes a Comeback, But Challenges Remain

KATHMANDU, Nepal—Thanks to preservation efforts, the population of Nepal’s endangered Royal Bengal tigers has doubled. On the day Nepal observed National Conservation Day, Sept. 23, wildlife officials in the capital city of Kathmandu announced that the country’s protected areas are now home to 235 tigers. The latest numbers were determined by a study conducted between [...]

Maharashtra: 3-year old leopard rescued from a 50 feet well, second one to be rescued in a week

The perils of open wells across Maharashtra continue to threaten the leopards. On Sunday in a daring rescue operation that spanned for around four hours, a team from Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center (MLRC) along with forest department managed to save a scared- three year old female leopard, which had fallen inside a 50 feet deep [...]

Body of another lion found close to Gir forests in Gujarat

By UNI JUNAGADH: Close on heels of the death of 23 lions in Dalkhaniya range of Gir forests, the body of a very young male lion has been found in a revenue area close to the forests which are the sole abode of Asiatic lions in the world, in neighbouring Junagadh district. DCF Gir-West Dhiraj Mittal [...]

VIDEO: Bobcat spotted lurking near Sumner County backyard

CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Sumner County man got quite the show when he came across a bobcat while feeding his dogs in Sumner County. At about 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Sunday evening, 22-year-old Cody Sherburne spotted the big cat in a Castalian Springs yard. Sherburne says it happened outside his mother's businesses along [...]

Standing Up for Mountain Lions

Although she’s never seen a mountain lion in the wild, Lynn Cullens has devoted her adult life trying to save them. Presenting her program “Living With Lions in Malibu” last Friday evening at the Malibu Playhouse, Cullens asked the 50 or so in attendance how many have seen a mountain lion in the nearby Santa [...]

Grassland buffer plan for Palamu Tiger Reserve

RANCHI : Usually, it’s the cattle in villages settled around forests and wildlife reserves that face a threat from the wild animals. In Palamu, it’s the opposite.  Considering the threat posed by cattle to the wild animals at Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Jharkhand, forest officials plan a fresh pasture land on the peripheries of the [...]

Wild Tigers in Asia: An Update – Asia Sentinel

As now-rare megafauna at the top of the food chain, the presence or absence of tigers – strikingly beautiful and endangered – in forest ecosystems throughout Asia can tell something about the state of the ecological health of various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. They are also an indication of the effectiveness of police enforcement, [...]

In three years, leopard population swells to 2,500 in Karnataka

There are around 2,500 leopards in Karnataka, double the number estimated in the 2015 tiger census, as per the first-ever estimates of the spotted cat conducted in the state by the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the state forest department . While the latest estimation covered entire states, the 2015 exercise that estimated 1,129 leopards in [...]

‘Why gap in funds for lion, tiger upkeep?’

Gujarat High Court on Monday asked the central government to explain the vast difference in the allocation of funds for lion and tiger conservation projects in the county. The HC asked why it has allocated an upkeep fund of Rs 95,000 for a lion when the same is Rs 15 lakh in the case of [...]
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