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Abandoned weak cub to be shifted to Kanha on Sept 1

BHOPAL: A cub, which was abandoned by a tigress in the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) would be taken to - Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) on Saturday, September 1, for its rehabilitation.   "The date for shifting the six-month cub has been finalised and it would be taken to KTR in a specially designed vehicle with park veterinarian and a divisional forest officer keeping a watch on it. The striped-animal will be first put in a house for some months, thereafter in an enclosure before releasing it in thewild," PTR field director RS Murthy told TOI. More Read More

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Wild born tiger cub goes to Chattisgarh zoo

A female tiger cub, hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) near central Assam's Kaziranga National Park, began its journey to a Chattisgarh zoo on Friday.   "This cub being moved to Nandan Zoo in Raipur is the second hand-raised one after an adult male Tiger was sent to Van Vihar Zoo in Bhopal last year," Kaziranga park director and CWRC project leaderSanjib Kumar Bora said. "The tiger is in good health and is expected to contribute to the National Tiger Conservation Breeding programme in the Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 30

Big Cat Rescue Volunteer Event   We are delighted to present a special guest speaker Kevin Atkins. He has graciously agreed to discuss with us his field research on Tigers.   Please join us for this special presentation and bring a dish for a potluck. Feel free to bring a guest too!   Who is Kevin Atkins?   Kevin Atkins is a native Floridian who has worked as an environmental, biodiversity and wildlifeconsultant for nearly 40 years. His training was in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Florida, and he has traveled to Read More

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Tourism ban will not help Tigers

Tourism ban will not help the Big Cat NINAD D SHETH The Supreme Court’s decision banning tourism in core areas of tiger habitats overlooks several critical considerations. It will harm, rather then help, the cause of tiger conservation. For a start, it gives way too much power to the forest department. The ban will mean only one agency will both implement the tiger protection agenda, and audit that process. The various forest and environment officials at the Centre and at the State level have a terrible record of tiger protection. Read More
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