Study: Fragmentation of tiger habitat is leading to inbreeding, low survival

The study published in journal of Molecular Biology and Evolution published on February 16 suggests that there is inbreeding among Indian tigers, which is a result of isolated populations due to habitat loss.

A new research paper has concluded that fragmentation of habitat has already disrupted the natural evolutionary process in…

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Battle against left wing extremists versus tiger conservation

Telangana’s wildlife sanctuaries and tiger habitats are set to bear the brunt of the State’s fight against Left Wing Extremism (LWE). The State government has proposed to develop roads via Eturnagaram and Pranahita wildlife sanctuaries, and the tiger corridor connecting Kawal, Tadoba and Indravati tiger reserves, under the LWE affected…

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Busses in core zone of tiger reserve? Really?

The Supreme Court Thursday stayed an order of Jim Corbett National Park allowing buses of a private operator in the core area of the Tiger reserve in Uttarakhand.
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notice to the Centre, Uttarakhand, National Tiger Conservation…

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India’s diverse wildlife is drowning and dying in human filth

Shocking footage of the state of wildlife in India. In the absence of efficient waste management systems, India is grappling with a mammoth garbage problem. Thousands of tonnes of untreated and unsegregated waste pollute the country’s land, water and air, while serving as toxic foraging grounds for a plethora of…

Tiger safety panel hails Sariska officials for shifting village

A recent successful village relocation programme that provided much needed inviolate spaces for tigers at Sariska (STR) was presented at a two-day conference conducted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in Nagpur. The chief wildlife warden (CWLW), Mohan Lal Meena in his presentation informed that STR administration has entirely…

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Sundarbans: Let’s save our best friend

The Sundarbans plays a motherly role in protecting Bangladesh from natural disasters. The Sundarbans has become essential to our lives for a variety of reasons. The Sundarbans is the largest delta in the world and one of the longest saline wetlands and a very important ecosystem rich in biodiversity. Its…

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How India destroys nature – 10 examples

The terrible glacier disaster in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district once again started the conversation around reckless developmental activities that are major contributors to unfortunate calamities, even if not always the prime cause of their occurrence.

While the exact cause behind the Uttarakhand tragedy is still being ascertained, these events are a grim…

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