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81 Tiger Deaths Reported In India In 2019: NTCA

Bhopal: A big dampener for the connoisseurs of big cats. The country has lost 81 big cats in 2019, and Madhya Pradesh saw a loss of 23 big cats in 2019, hardly a few months after reclaiming the coveted tiger state tag. Seven big cats died due to poaching and as many due to natural […]

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Column: NTCA Can’t Be Faulted For Suspending The Tiger Project

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If reports in a section of the media are to be believed the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme that had brought the Satkosia tiger reserve into focus. The NTCA is apparently miffed with the state wildlife wing officials’ mishandling of the project that […]

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Odisha, Chhattisgarh propose NTCA to notify Sunabeda sanctuary as Tiger Reserve

Nuapada: With an aim to boost tiger conservation activities, the Odisha Forest department along with the Chhattisgarh government has proposed the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to notify Sunabeda sanctuary as a tiger reserve. The proposed reserve which has a total area of 500 square km in Odisha and extending into Chhattisgarh boasts a rich […]

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NTCA raps Odisha CWW over rampant leopard skin smuggling in State

Keonjhar: Taking serious note of media reports on rampant smuggling of leopard skins in the State, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has slapped a notice to the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Odisha seeking factual status of steps taken for protection of leopards and action-taken over reports of smuggling. Based on a news article […]

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NTCA concerned over rampant leopard skin smuggling in Odisha

Deogarh: Raising serious concerns over the rampant smuggling of leopard skin in Odisha, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to take stringent action against the illegal trade. Close on the heels of Crime Branch action against leopard skin smuggling rackets in the State, NTCA Chief, Anup Nayak during a telephonic conversation with OTV […]

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Did Tiger Mahavir die a natural death or fell to poachers’ trap?

Bhubaneswar: In a new twist to the death of tiger Mahavir in the core area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve, the preliminary investigation by a two-member Central team has reportedly revealed that the big cat died after falling into a snare set by poachers for wild animals, sources said. The finding is contrary to the […]

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Tigress Sundari kept in enclosure at Raigoda after tranquilisation

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari, who was tranquilised yesterday, has been kept in a special enclosure at Raigoda in Angul and her condition is stated to be stable, informed forest officials. The tigress is being monitored by a high-level committee comprising experts from the from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Forest […]

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Amid public outrage, tigress Sundari's stay at Satkosia under review

Angul: Amid public unrest in Satkosia Tiger Reserve area following death of a woman of Hatibari village allegedly in an attack by recently-released tigress ‘Sundari’; the Odisha Forest department, in association with officials of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a review after […]

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Tiger population in Odisha: Another number spills out, baffles experts

Bhubaneswar: The number of estimates on count of tigers in Odisha could very well outstrip the actual population of the endangered species in the days to come- and the irony could be, we still may not know it. After the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) came out with its census figures in 2015, it pegged […]

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Odisha's tiger population could be 80, says minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers (RBTs) can be 80 in the state, instead of 40 as estimated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). State Forest and Environment minister Bijayshree Routray gave this figure while replying to a question on the reduction of tiger population in the […]

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Tiger population up by 6%, need more measures to protect them: Experts

Baripada: Noting a six per cent rise in the tiger population in the country, experts today suggested a need for greater flexibility to increase habitat for the feline for their protection. Speaking at the national workshop on monitoring systems for tigers intensive patrolling and ecological status, Y V Jhalla, a principal scientist of the Wildlife […]

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Odisha has 40 tigers, 318 leopards

Bhubaneswar: The tiger census conducted by the state Forest department in February this year has revealed that there are 40 tigers and 318 leopards in eight forest circles and 46 divisions in Odisha. Out of 40 tigers found in seven wildlife divisions, 26 were found in th Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) of Similipal Wildlife Division, […]

Fresh tiger census in Similipal from April 17

Following the reports by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on the number of tigers in Odisha which was at variance with its own, the State Forest department has decided to conduct a fresh tiger census in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district from April 17