Tag: Ntca

The Invisible Tigers Of Odisha!

Can we get back our tigers? It is very unlikely since the big cat population has plunged below the viability level.

126 Tiger Deaths Recorded In India In 2021: NTCA
126 Tiger Deaths Recorded In India In 2021: NTCA

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.

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 […]

Tigress Sundari
‘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 […]