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MP Chief Minister Writes To Naveen To Ensure Proper Care Of Tigress ‘Sundari’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, urging him to take special care of  tigress ‘Sundari’ which was translocated from Bandhavgarh National Park in MP to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve under country’s  first interstate tiger translocation project. Quoting media reports, he expressed concern that […]

Odisha urges NTCA to decide future of tigress 'Sundari'

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Forest Department on Monday wrote to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), urging it to take immediate decision on the fate of Tigress ‘Sundari’ which has been kept in an enclosure in Odisha after it killed two persons in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary. Informing this, Odisha Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife Hari […]

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‘Sundari’ Turns A Tigress No State Wanted!

Bhubaneswar: Tigress ‘Sundari’, which was translocated from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha in 2018 with much fanfare under country’s first inter-state tiger translocation project, seems to be a nonessential business for both the States. Neither the government of Madhya Pradesh is taking measures to bring back the animal to its place of origin even after the […]

Over Hundred Families Relocated Out Of Similipal Tiger Reserve

Baripada: Over a hundred families from Khejuri village under Jashipur block of Mayurbhanj district were relocated to Saleibeda village under Thakurmunda block under the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) rehabilitation programme. As per the initiative, a temporary shelter has been constructed for the villagers at Saleibeda with provisions for supply of cooked food thrice-a-day for […]

Odisha Ready To Bid Goodbye To Tigress Sundari, Officials Gear Up To Tackle Human Animal Conflict

Bhubaneswar: With the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) remaining firm in its decision to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha government has finally agreed to relocate Tigress Sundari back to its original abode- Madhya Pradesh. Speaking on the development, State Chief Wildlife Warden Harishankar Upadhyay said, “Following NTCA letter, Odisha government […]

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 […]

'Poaching Menace' In Satkosia A Grave Threat To Its Eco-Balance

Bhubaneswar: Even when the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve over death of translocated tiger (T-1) & Tigress Sundari’s uncertain future, the forest department of Odisha continues to be in a denial mode that poachers are on a prowl in the forest belt. The […]

NTCA snub puts tiger conservation in Odisha at great risk!

Bhubaneswar:  History is written by victors, said Winston Churchill once. Unfortunately, on Thursday Odisha scripted history as a big loser in country’s wild tiger conservation. Virtually, a whimpering end to the roaring first-ever inter-state tiger relocation project in Odisha poses big questions on survival of this striped species in the State. The thriving fear is […]

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 […]

Tiger Relocation Programme In Odisha's Satkosia Suspended

Bhubaneswar: In a setback for Odisha, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Moreover, Tigress Sundari, which is at present confined in a small enclosure, shall be ‘withdrawn at brought to Ghorela centre at Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.’ In a letter to […]

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 […]

'Roaring' cats in Odisha 'critically vulnerable & need immediate attention'

Bhubaneswar: In the words of well known US wild life expert Jack Hanna, ‘Tiger is the most magnificent creature in the world’. And this ‘magnificent’ striped big cat in Odisha is ‘critically vulnerable and needs immediate conservation attention!’ Such is the grim warning for Odisha in the Tiger Estimation Report – 2018 released by PM […]

Long captivity makes wild 'Sundari' develop stress syndrome

Bhubaneswar: With the relocated tigress (nicknamed Sundari) having lost the wild hunting skills post being kept captive in Satkosia Sanctuary for months, the chances of the tigress going back to the wild looks dim. And this development has put the life of the tigress in jeopardy. As per sources, during a joint assessment by State […]

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Odisha to rewild 'man-eater' tigress Sundari

Bhubaneswar: Even though the tiger translocation project has fallen apart, Tigress Sundari continues to be a headache for the Odisha government, which is now trying its best to safely release the big cat into the wild. The state government is planning to rewild the tigress before releasing it into the forest. As per the chief […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tiger Mahavir was a casualty of poaching, reveals NTCA report

Bhubaneswar: Barely a month after the carcass of Tiger Mahavir (T1) was recovered from Satkosia core reserve forest, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) submitted a detailed assessment report revealing that the death of T1 took place due to ‘poaching’. The finding is contrary to the claims of Odisha government that the tiger died due […]

Tiger Mahavir died of multi organ failure: Post mortem report

Angul: The death of male tiger Mahavir (also known as MB-2) in the core area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve was due to multiple organ failure following the wound on his neck, said senior forest officials quoting the post mortem report. Satkosia Tiger Reserve field director, Sudarshan Panda today informed that “As per the post-mortem […]

Tiger Mahavir death: NTCA & WII team begins probe

Angul: A team of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) reached Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) and has begun an investigation to establish the exact reason behind the death of male tiger Mahavir (also known as MB-2) in the core area of the forest on Wednesday. The team comprising NTCA IG […]

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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Carcass recovery: NTCA seeks report from Odisha forest department

Bargarh/Bhubaneswar: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has sought report from the Odisha forest department on the death of an animal, suspected to be that of a tiger, at Damodarpada jungle near Khajuria village under Bhatli Forest Range in Bargarh district. The NTCA has also sought report on the steps taken by the forest department […]

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 […]

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, […]