Mammals of India By Dr. Anwaruddin Chodhury

Ranjit launches book 'Mammals of India' written by Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury, IAS, on 9th June, 2016 in Guwahati Press Club. India has more than 400 species of mammals. It is the only country in the world to have the Tiger and the Lion. The presence of such a diverse mammalian species in a relatively small area of the globe is significant (c. 8.6% of the total mammalian species in 2.4% of the world’s land area).

40 Tiger Cub Bodies Found In A Freezer At A Thailand Temple

A dead tiger cub is held up by a Thai official after authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses during a raid on the controversial Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand June 1, 2016. (Reuters)BANGKOK:

 Thai wildlife authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple on Wednesday as they removed live animals in response to international pressure over suspected tr

Pakke Tiger Reserve Wins India Biodiversity Award 2016

Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has received the India Biodiversity Award 2016. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under the category, “Conservation of Threatened Species”. The award was given away at a ceremony in Mumbai on May 22.

Grass not green enough? Nameri tigers face threat of shrinking grasslands

Guwahati: Shrinking grasslands have become a cause of concern for the 344-sq km Nameri Tiger Reserve (NTR) in Sonitpur district. The latest assessment report on NTR's predator and prey status has revealed that it has lost nearly 50% of its grasslands between 1973 and 2011. 

More tigers have been poached in India this year than all of last year

In the year 1900, there may have been as many or more than 100,000 tigers roaming this planet's forests. And every year since then until now, that number has decreased. But a combination of better and broader monitoring techniques and, governments say, increased vigilance against poachers has led to the first increase in tiger numbers in over a century — to 3,890 this year. Some of the biggest increases were in India, which, in its latest tiger census, claimed a 30 percent population increase in the past four years to 2,226, almost three-quarters of the global total.

How Many Tigers Are There Really? A Conservation Mystery

A World Wildlife Fund report last week about increasing tiger numbers has been criticized as 'a disservice to conservation.'

Number of wild tigers in the world rises 22%

Number of wild tigers in the world rises 22%

New Delhi: For the first time in almost a century, there has been an increase in the global tiger population.

The number of wild tigers has increased to 3,890 in April from 3,200 in 2010 - an increase of almost 22%.

India alone recorded an increase of over 500 tigers during this six-year period and continues to be home to the highest number of wild cats.

The increase in world tiger population has been attributed to multiple factors including increases in the tiger populations in India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan, improved surveys and enhanced protection.

Plea to focus on other species also at Kaziranga

Guwahati, Dec. 20: Kaziranga belongs not only to the rhinos but to other species, too.

This is the direction the Wildlife Institute of India has asked the national park authorities to take, paying greater attention to the conservation of tigers and other species.

The institute, in a report on the management effectiveness evaluation of tiger reserves in the country, said the management of Kaziranga tiger reserve was largely rhino-centric and all the attention, efforts and publicity were aimed only at rhinos.


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