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Wildlife bill gives tiger lion's share of protection
Aug 13, 2013 The new Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill-2013 saw a massive provision to save the tiger, but had hardly any for the lions of India which are also facing a dire fate.
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Double or Nothing: Nepal launches save tiger campaign
Feb 15, 2010 To mark year 2010 as year of Tiger, Nepal launched a campaign yesterday to double tiger population in the country. It pledged to increase tiger population from current 300 to 600 by the beginning of the next decade with intensified conservation efforts and control poaching.
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Tiger most endangered in India
Jan 07, 2010 India lost 120 tigers last year – the highest in the decade. The WWF has categorised tigers, polar bears and blue fin tuna among the most threatened species in 2010 as climate change emerges even more clearly as a threat.
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Media briefing workshop on conservation of tigers and their habitat in India
Apr 25, 2012 Centre for Science and Environment invites journalists for its 13th media fellowship workshop; 'Backs to the wall: tigers, tiger habitats, and conservation in India' which is to be held from 11-12 June, 2012 at Corbett National Park.
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Karnataka becomes first Indian state to raise special tiger force
Aug 23, 2012 India’s southern state of Karnataka has become the first state to create the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Karnataka has about 300 tigers spread over six tiger reserves, followed by northern Indian state of Madhya Pradesh which has 257 tigers.
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SC extends ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves in India
Aug 30, 2012 The Supreme Court of India has asked the Government to prepare revised guidelines for tourism in core areas of tiger reserves, boosting the hope that tourist activities might be revived in the core zones.
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What does it take to save India’s tigers?
Sep 06, 2012 The Indian apex court’s order to ban tourism in core areas of tiger reserves, and decisions to shoot poachers at sight find favour with some conservationists, the middle class and media. But what shall be the impact of this order on the people who live in and around the tiger habitats, asks Tarsh Thekaekara.
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Nepal warning over tiger traders
Oct 28, 2009 A conference on tiger conservation in Nepal has begun with a warning that traders and poachers are better organised than conservationists. The Nepalese government has sought cooperation from its neighbours for trans-border conservation efforts to save the endangered species and its natural habitat.
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M-STrIPES to monitor tiger conservation efforts
Apr 15, 2010 Monitoring System for Tigers’-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status, the software monitoring system launched by the Indian Government would enable field managers to keep an eye on forest guards’ patrol intensity and spatial coverage. Initially being implemented in six tiger reserves, the system aims to reduce the vulnerability of tigers.
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At last some good news for tigers in India
Mar 19, 2009 A multi-pronged strategy adopted by forest officials in one of India’s prestigious national parks has made the return of tigers possible, where they were not seen for many years. Last year a census had revealed that more than half of the country’s tiger population had vanished.
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A global initiative to save tigers
Jun 24, 2009 The World Bank has launched an initiative in 13 countries, including India, to save tigers from extinction. The bank will provide more than US$ 1 million over the next year towards training hundreds of forest rangers and other habitat managers in biodiversity management.
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Tiger park goes 'tiger-less' in India
Jul 15, 2009 Officials from one of India’s main tiger reserves – Panna National Park – have admitted that it no longer has any tigers left. Despite conservation efforts, tiger population in the country has drastically come down due to hunting and poaching over the last few years.
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India, Nepal to conduct Bengal tiger count
Feb 07, 2013 Wildlife officials in Nepal and India say a new census of tigers in the region will be the first-ever joint survey of the animals by the two countries.
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Waning Royalty: Bengal Tigers of Bangladesh
Jul 06, 2010 Bangladesh needs to bring in more stringent laws in line with those existing in India to check its fast depleting species of royal Bengal tigers in Sunderbans .Poachers get away with a small punishment and a nominal fine of $28.8.
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Burmese tiger reserve razed for mono-crop development
Aug 27, 2010 The Hukuang Valley Tiger Reserve in northern Burma, largest in the world, is being grazed down for cash crops plantations. Construction is in full swing at a factory within the protected area which has rendered tigers as well as tribals residing in the reserve homeless.
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13 countries meet in Bali to save tigers
Jul 14, 2010 A three-day meeting of delegates from 13 tiger-range countries in Bali has called for more stringent laws to check illegal tiger trade. The organisers stressed that without effective cross-border cooperation measures adopted by countries to prevent poaching of tigers will be futile.
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Asian countries record highest illegal tiger trade
Nov 10, 2010 A study done by British-based Traffic International with support from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) said that more than 1,000 tigers have been killed in Asia over the last decade for illegal trade in parts. With barely 3,500 remaining in the wild, the region’s tiger population is nearing extinction.
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Summit seeks to double tiger population
Nov 22, 2010 Tiger population has declined by almost 40% in the past ten years, bringing the tiger closer to extinction every passing year. The International Tiger Conservation Forum, to be held in Russia, will discuss proposals on protecting habitat, tackling poaching, and financing conservation efforts.
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Focus on preserving breeding areas to triple tiger numbers: WWF
Jan 27, 2011 Worldwide Fund for Nature said that the goal of doubling tiger numbers by 2022, set in a November Summit in Russia, is achievable if global efforts were made to preserve breeding areas. Asian tiger reserves can support over 10,000 tigers if breeding grounds are connected by habitat corridors and poaching and construction are checked in such landscapes.
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India: People (un)friendly tiger conservation measures fuel hostility among locals
Mar 02, 2011 The Indian government has approved several new tiger reserves without consulting local communities who live in tiger habitats, thereby threatening their livelihood and cultural rights. Ashish Kothari argues that the government should secure existing reserves with viable populations rather than creating new ones, and re-examine its people-unfriendly conservation approach to prevent conflict and hostility.
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Latest census shows India's tiger population increasing
Mar 28, 2011 India's latest tiger census shows an increase in the numbers of the endangered big cat with around 300 more tigers than four years ago. This could finally be a glimmer in what has so far been a rather disheartening story of tiger conservation in India.
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Bangladesh force to save tigers
Jun 14, 2011 Bangladesh is set to launch a special police task force to save tigers in Sundarbans in response to rise in poaching and smuggling. The task force is first of its kind to combat the sophisticated wildlife poachers.
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Tiger count rises in India
Jul 29, 2011 Tiger population has risen by 20% due to increased density in certain states and inclusion of new forest land under the survey, a new government report says. However, loss of natural habitat remains a major threat for tigers to flourish.
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India launches first anti-poaching force to save tigers
Jan 05, 2012 India’s first special force is all set to stop hunting and poaching to save the remaining 1,700 tigers in the country.
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Poachers stealing gains made in tiger conservation: WWF
Apr 23, 2012 WWF is calling on tiger range countries to take steps to stop poachers stealing the gains made by the governments towards their goal to double the number of tigers in the wild. This will be the main agenda for global tiger recovery programme to be held from 15-17 May 2012 at New Delhi.
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For tiger conservation, states must expedite deployment of STPF: Indian minister
May 03, 2012 To accelerate its fight towards conserving its tiger population in India, the Government has asked states to look towards raising, arming, and deploying of the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF). This step will be an important one in protecting the existing tiger numbers which are in jeopardy due to illegal poaching and hunting practices.
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India loses 50 tigers in six months
Aug 07, 2013 Currently, India has around 1,500 tigers and National Tiger Conservation Authority maintains a photographic record of each one of them.
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Global Tiger Day observed on Monday
Jul 30, 2013 Since independence, large chunks of prime tiger habitats in Indian have been lost forever to agriculture and developmental activities.
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From tees to tigers, wildlife gets a new turf
Jul 29, 2015 A fashion e-commerce platform has released a special edition t-shirt to raise awareness on tiger conservation.
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Asian summit to save tiger
Jan 21, 2010 Environment ministers from 13 tiger range countries will meet next week in Bangkok to launch a joint commitment on doubling tiger population by 2022.
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