Can we get back our tigers? It is very unlikely since the big cat population has plunged below the viability level.
The official also rejected reports that claimed the tigress in Madhya Pradesh died due to poisoning in Dindora, saying they are mere assumptions as scrutiny takes time.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]