Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: Tigers

Why wildlife body IUCN’s new data on tiger numbers could prove to be a conservation gamechanger

New assessment of tiger population by International Union for Conservation of Nature shows numbers up by 40% between 2015 & 2022. Sets 'realistic baseline' for future evaluations.

Stable, climbing—global tiger numbers have risen by 40 per cent, but we must aim higher

To ensure tigers never reach extinction’s brink, we must develop a new 12-year recovery plan with equally aspirational goals.

Pankaj Tripathi-Neeraj Kabi’s cracking chemistry nearly salvages Sherdil’s shoddy screenplay

Set around the Philibit Tiger Reserve, Srijit Mukherjee’s ‘Sherdil’ has a stellar cast but plays it too safe.

Tigers in bottles made the wild animal worth more dead than alive

As tigers disappear from the wild, more and more turn up in farms across Asia.

Power project, dam threaten Arunachal tigers who are called ‘elder brothers’ by local tribals

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

China’s Belt and Road project, along with Asian road boom, is new threat to tigers

Major projects, such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative, are fuelling Asia’s infrastructure growth. Nearly 24,000 km of roads will be built in tiger habitats by 2050.

Save foxes, dholes and hyenas, look beyond tigers and snow leopards, study says

A group of wildlife researchers has sought the creation of Canid Conservation Units aimed at wild canids, with an aim to also save ‘less-appreciated’ landscapes.

India’s tiger reserves have no space, adding more of them will lead to human-tiger conflict

Qamar Qureshi, a scientist at Wildlife Institute of India, said India needs to build tiger corridors that would allow the animals to move from one reserve to another without interference.

Capturing ‘Wild India’ ⁠— A collection of photos across national parks

An exhibition of photographs taken across several national parks and natural reserves of India is on display at the All India Fine Arts & Crafts gallery. 

Pench national park has a problem of two states and one forest

The Pench forests, which inspired the Jungle Book, are spread over Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. But does nature care for borders?

On Camera


Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.