Birth of several small cubs in Ranthambore.

National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) said that there will be no tourism in the core

area tiger reserves in Maddhya Pradesh, according to documents filed to the HighCourt of Madhya Pradesh. The directive is a request from NGOs for a ban on tourism in these core areas. The response authority has been filed after receiving the approval of the Minister of Forestry and Environmental Jairam Ramesh.

Three main questions were asked in court: the notification of buffer zone in reserves, the prohibition of tourism in the core areas of reserves, and implement of the plan of tiger conservation.

-> Already the entrance fees will be doubled to Bandhavgarh and Kanha during some periods. The number of entries will be reduced in 2011, on the main areas (where there are tigers). Some areas will serve as a replacement, but the sightings are very poor.

India has organized a telethon for 12 hours for the tiger. They raised € 850,000.

In Panna, 2 cubs are born. Small are aged 2 months. mother is tigress was coming from Kanha. There are currently 4 cubs and 3 big tigers in Panna. A new tiger must be brought within the coming days.

Two-poachers, who had just killed a rhino, were killed by park rangers inKaziranga after an exchange of gunfire.

A beautiful new rose slightly in the month of november unnoticed because of international issues for the tiger. Two tigers were given cubs in Pench national park. A tigress eight years old had 3 cubs and another six years old had a litter of 5 cubs. 8 small cubs in total. These cubs were born in october and were discovered in november. Pench national park has always beautiful litters. Good protection in this place has a density of prey, which allows such litters. Tigress self-regulate their litters. Good density of prey + protection = large litter. The same situation exists in Bandhavgarh.


The 13 states with tigers in the wild have found common ground on a text that would prevent the extinction of this animal.

Tigers jewels of nature have seen their population melt to 97% in the space of a century, because the degradation of their habitat and poaching for asian pharmacopeia.

"It is very important for future generations to save the tiger, this magnificent creature, imperial" (Vladimir Putin)
"We had never seen as strong political support to save one species" (Jim Leape, Director General of WWF)

A large international 5-year plan aimed at doubling the population of the species by 2022.

The amount of funding:

  • 95,000,000 €: contribution of the Governments of 13 countries participating
  • 75,000,000 €: offers the World Bank to help Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal
  • 37,500,000 €: donation from the Global Environment Facility,
  • 37,500,000 €: WWF invests over 5 years
  • 37,500,000 €: Announcement of WCS 2020,
  • 13,000,000 €: Germany has paid the money to rehabilitate the habitat of the cat.
  • 6,900,000 €: United States gives to fight against poaching and trafficking,
  • 700,000 €: Leonardo DiCaprio, generous donor, provides financial assistance and activist.

The legislation strengthens:

  • Bangladesh, prison sentences are heavier up to 12 years imprisonment for killing a tiger.
  • India, the courts are finally willing to apply to penalties under the law of the country. Recently three poachers have taken 6 years in prison. There are still a few months these men were not convicted.

    Two tigers will be transferred in December from Kanha to Panna. The population of this park being restored is 3 adults and 2 small tigers. Several villages are being relocated as well. Normally I go in April to take a look. Nothing beats the ground.

    One of two male tigers in Sariska has been found dead. The second collar emits no signal for 15 days. It is probably also dead. The negligence of the authorities is emphasized in high places!? The speech is always the same as negligence. There were five tigers at Sariska transferred after the 24 tigers were killed. "We would pay attention to those who were transferred to restock, this is a world first, blah, blah, blah .."
    Result: 2 of 5 dead tigers and no males, so no breeding.

    What future for tigers in India?

    The population of tigers in this country has fallen to a dramatically low level. And the laws of nature are such that the animals reach the age of 3 years to breed. On litters, 1/3 cubs reaches adulthood.
    Meanwhile poaching acts with impunity.
    In the past, the number of tigers was still important enough so that births were replacing losses due to poaching. It levied about 300 tigers/year (60/80 according to official sources, as does taking just the seizures) and the living population of these animals came to stay around 3000 individuals.

    Now, the number of tigers is so low that the breakdown threshold is reached.
    Births can no longer compensate and the "base station" can no longer be maintained. So ...

    How long before the disappearance of tigers in India?

    Eight new "tiger reserves" will be created. For those who would welcome this announcement, it must be said that it would be better than the 39 currently have effective protection. Only 4 or 5 are worthy of that designation, so why set of tiger reserves that are without means, without staff, without results and without motivated teams. Some are even without tigers ...

    A news on a world renowned tiger: B2 (Dithoo). In late October, we saw a wound of 10 cm deep on the neck. Hopefully this is not the end of King Bandhavgarh (although close). The sequence was the same for his famous father Charger, which at the end of his reign, had faced a rival.
    B2 is 13 and half old, Charger was about 15 years.

    In November, representatives of 13 countries where tigers still live in the wild are to meet in Saint Petersburg in Russia for the International Summit of the Tigris. There is an unprecedented opportunity to reverse the trend and double its population by 2022. Support us and make your voice heard by signing the petition! sign here !!
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    In that moment, there is debate among scientists. The tigers of Sunderbans are they part of a subspecies? These tigers have adapted to the mangrove area where they live. Prey are small and habitat consists of a muddy terrain. Accordingly, these tigers have evolved to weigh a hundred kilos, or 40% of the weight of a tiger of the Indian subcontinent.

    Available. 176 pages of happiness in the land of the tiger. click here

    Shehla Masood and Udai have organized a magnificent photo exhibition in Bhopal to seek justice for Jhurjhura tigress, killed in Bandhavgarh.
    Sheila began to be heard. The Indian press and TV relay his fight.
    This passion for the cause of the tiger deserves our appreciation and support

    The result of the tiger census will not be known at the release date (November 2010). The main reason is malfunctioning cameras. Incompetence, there is no mention. It always the same song. There is never a charge. Whether it's for the tigers who "disappear" or in this case. It is very painful. If the tigers survive in India, it will be a miracle. I add, but maybe I'm wrong tongue, as the international meeting in November on the future of the tiger, Indian authorities have not announced a new dramatic decline in their population of tigers.

    I remember what I said 5 months ago: "Tigers census may be delayed. Of the 500 cameras used, 250 were not working properly. One photo, then put in standby mode. The census began several months ago and now we see it ?! "

    Two tigers will be transferred from Kanha to Panna. They are orphaned animals raised by humans.
    Hope that the operation to succeed.

    The Wildlife Conservation Society found that only 42 sites represent the last hope for tigers. India with 18 sites, with 8 Sumatra, Russia with 6, the others being mainly in Myanmar and Malaysia.
    Of the 3,000 tigers remaining in the world, 1000 are breeding females.
    The Wildlife Conservation Society found that only 42 sites represent the last hope for tigers. India with 18 sites, with 8 Sumatra, Russia with 6, the others being mainly in Myanmar and Malaysia.
    Of the 3,000 tigers remaining in the world, 1000 are breeding females.

    The sanctuaries Nagzera / Navegon and Bori just proposed to access the status of tiger reserve. Having visited one of them, the smallness of the surface is a big handicap and unfortunately not alone.

    Three small cubs of Bithri, tigress of the Bandhavgarh transferred to Panna, have disappeared.

    In November, the heads of government of 13 countries with wild tigers meet in St Petersburg, Russia, to decide on vital measures for the survival of the tiger.

    WWF launches a petition here. LET US ACT !!!

    It has been decided to create a trust, the Corbett Foundation. Funding for the management and protection of the park, membership dues, entries parks, grants and international and national, etc. .. instead of being assigned to the forestry department (which squanders funds hidden ways) will be managed by this foundation. It could change significantly. In any case, I will monitor this new strategy.

    The census of tigers showed up in the southern states and a decrease in the northern states. The reason is the continuity of habitat protected. Thus Mudumalai, Wyanad, Bandipur, Nagarhole parks are neighbors. There is a proposal to add an additional forest area. One reason for declining enrollment in the north is that their parks are fragmented and lined with human activity, then disruption and poaching easier.

    The authorities of Bandhavgarh had promised that the three orphaned cubs (see below) would be under their protection. In this goal cubs would be put in a enclosur.
    That's what has been done ... but the enclosure was not completed ...
    The result is a small adult killed by a tiger. This is an example of "protection" of the forest department and the interest they have in the real tigers.

    I have already said, after the conversations I had three months ago. The directors believe that there will always tigers in India. Then a more or less.

    The plan for the return of cheetahs in India ahead. 18 animals are planned (six at each site). They come from Namibia, South Africa and Iran (on this last source I'm skeptical, Iran has refused). Cheetahs are predators very fragile. This reintroduction will not be easy.

    Three areas were selected released. These
    Khuno Palpur in Maddhya Pradesh. This park is fit to receive this reintroduction. Some villages have already been relocated to accommodate project lions.
    Nauradehi in Maddhya Pradesh. This reserve can support a good amount of cheetahs. A project to relocate the villages would increase the potential host. In the past, this area was one of the best places for tigers. But poaching and deforestation has killed the leopards and tigers. The top predator is the wolf. For the cheetah, it seems that the place is well chosen (if protected)
    Shagarh in Rajasthan. This space would be protected on 4000 km2 by a fence.

    Nepal has a population of 155 tigers (124-229). The census was conducted from December 2009 to March 2010, Parks and Reserves of Chitwan, Bardia, Shuklaphanta and Parsa. The density is 6.53 adult tigers per 100 km2.

    The fourth tiger has been transferred from Ranthambore to Sariska. This is T11, a male tiger 5 years old. I tried to see his line in the family treeI draw for years.

    T11 matches Sakri female (?) as data provided by Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj, former deputy field director at Ranthambore. Well, trust Dna tests that were performed to verify that tigers are from different sources.

    The male tiger is maintained for some time in a enclosure to get used to environment. Then it will be released in the wild. A female tiger should follow in a few days.

    Forestry minister Jairam Ramesh has asked the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to provide two tigers in Sariska to reinvigorate the breed. Indeed, the genetic strain of tigers sent previously is very poor and infertile.
    Refusal of Maddhya Pradesh. Finally, saving the tiger did not motivate at all. We suspected in view of protection in this state. The tiger is primarily a source of money back (tourism, subvensions and aid) that benefits primarily to corrupted persons.

    Madhya Pradesh involves the installation of a breeding center for white tigers in Rewa. Even if the story of these tigers is from this city, is not well understood interest of this initiative. It will be just a commercial purpose, the white tiger with no scientific value.
    Should we spend money in this project, while the wild tiger is much needed help?

    Expected new rules for the use of tourist parks. Significant restrictions are considered.

    The 3 little tigers of Bandhavgarh orphans have been transferred to Bhopal zoo. In the past, a number of tigers of the park (cub of Churbara, etc ...) have been sent to Bhopal and some are already dead.

    The Tiger Reserve Tadoba has grown 11 young tigers inside and 6 on the edge. This park is really important with a high concentration of big cats. Expansion plans have not yet mature, but the industrial mines, them, in an attempt to destroy a part of the park.

    Census of tigers may be late. Of the 500 cameras used, 250 were not working properly. One photo, then put in standby mode. The census began several months ago and now that it perceives?!
    Ah! that they have refused me permission (promised) to participate in the counting. It would have won two months. Really India, everything is possible, even more unlikely. Not all that encouraging.

    All these ads concern me more than they comfort me. In the past, it had inflated the figures to respond to criticism. Primary outcomes are positive so surprising ...

    Palamau reserve listing with 6 tigers. This park is the site of action of naxals who poach and attack the rangers. That there are still tigers is a good surprise.

    Assam forest announces density of tigers 24 for 100km2.

    Maddhya Pradesh minister of forests Sartaj Singh announced a total of 425 tigers in the state.

    Bandhavgarh: Administration has closed the lodge Tiger Heaven "whose owner, KK Pandey former veterinarian attached to the park, is involved in the death of Jhurjura.

    Rajesh Gopal, NTCA in the report, said that the lodge was closed to preserve evidence. The report mentions that the vet was sitting in one of 3 vehicles that struck the tigress. Also, a complaint was filed by the wife of a driver trapped.

    What new elements will bring this complaint? Why this late hour? Why KK Pandey allowed to participate in the autopsy, so he is involved in this death?

    Hopefully the truth be known to all, that all the guilty are punished and that the protection of the park makes a leap forward.

    In 15 days, two tigers more will be transferred from Ranthambore to Sariska. DNA tests are done to the tiger and the tigress to be made are not parents of three tigers in Sariska in place.-

    Bandhavgarh: No news on the action taken on the death of Jhurjura. But since it's personalities (including a minister's son), let us not delude ourselves ....

    Two roads in the park have been closed to tourism. The director announces major changes for the next tourist season including a restriction of vehicles to 20.
    Suffice to say that the relations will serve ...

    I have two french friends who will be there for a few days here. They will test the park and give me their feelings end june.

    Let us recall, last year, a small cub 3 months old had been killed by a jeep.
    This time it is Jhurjura who is killed.

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    Bad news, the death of a tiger in Bandhavgarh. The contradictory information on the causes and sex of the animal? What seems certain is age 3 years, and the area, Tala Bokha territory.

    ---> Well actually, it's the tigress Jhurjura who died. False trails were created to hide responsibility. The autopsy revealed the truth. A jeep had killed the tigress ...

    Jhurjura tigress was very attentive towards his cubs. I have often photographed around Rajbhera dam, alone or with her cubs.

    Jhurjura was born in April 2002. Daughter of Dithoo (B2) and Chakradara.
    She had three litters: the first in April 2005 with two cubs, the second in December 2007 with 3 cubs and the last in January 2010 with three cubs.
    She leaves three orphaned small cubs who don't survive unfortunately.

    I'm sad. We just lost four tigers at once. All lovers of Bandhavgarh will remember the many observations that Jhurjura gave us.
    The conservation of tigers lost a tigress essential to the survival of the species. Young and experienced, she would have raised many tigers and it would have to dream much longer.

    Very good news. The tigress Bithri, from Bandhavgarh and transported in Panna, has just given birth to three cubs. Now they have three weeks and are doing well. They just open their eyes.

    Result of the population census of asian lions in Gir: 411 individuals, representing an increase of 13% compared to 2005. This performance was achieved thanks to effective protection established by the state of Gujarat..

    Kaziranga is the tiger reserve with the highest density of tigers. Results census on the 144 km2 of central and western areas have reported 38 tigers, 32 tigers per 100 km2.

    Sahyadri tiger reserve, in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, will become the fourth reserve
    tigers of the state after Tadoba, Melghat and Pench. It will be the 39th Tiger Reserve of country.
    The surface of 740 km2 will Sahyadri combining Chandoli National Park (317 kms) and Koyna
    Sanctuary Wildlife (423 kms). Tigers are valued at ten.

    Absent from France but in India for three months, I travel the country and meeting a lot of people. We talk protection. Sometimes you advance, but often not.

    The good news is the introduction of "Project Tiger Guards of India", on a basis to meet even more wide acceptance. - click on the panel -


    Write these words would tie the guts.

    I hope I am wrong but unfortunately what I see or collect brings me to this sad conclusion.
    Already experts predict a figure of 1,000 tigers in India versus 1400 2 years ago!

    Poaching and populations of tigers are at such levels that births can longer compensate for losses due to poaching.

    Are grafted problems consanginity. I study in detail the populations of tigers in Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh since 1992.
    In Ranthambore, all male tigers had disappeared (!?)in the late 90s, only one. Line current comes from the same male tiger. In Bandhavgarh, detailed study shows that the reproduction is between brothers, sisters, fathers and daughters.

    Consequences of this inbreeding: a lower immunity against diseases, lower fertility, smaller litters, physical anormalities, etc. I could check on field each of these effects.

    The year 2010 already saw an increase in poaching due to Chinese demand. 6 days and 2 tigers already officially dead (so found). I would put the statement more than I posted in 2009.

    Does that mean he should give up? NO. This year will be the last hope to keep tigers in the wild. So you have that everyone cares and acts.

    As many people I cannot accept to see this animal only in a zoo.
    The tiger is an essential link, it will be also loss widespread species that frequent.

    And for those who have had the chance to see wild tigers, they know that the tiger in forests is a magnificent marvel evolving into a magical theater audio and visual that we wish we could leave to our children.

    In 3 weeks, sad and happy in same time, I'm leaving for 3 months in India see "my" superb big cats.

    If you have any ideas to help the tiger does not stay alone, you mobilize.

    It is essential stop the disaster. It's now or never.

    A sad news for this January 1st. We have just learned the death of Billy Arjan Singh. This man was famous to have reintroduced in wild a tiger recovered in a London zoo. Thus was born the history from Tared.

    Billy Arjan Singh fought to make recognize the park of Dudhwa like national park. Dudhwa has one of the most important populations of tigers in India. Billy died in his farm located in edge of the park, little place of paradise "Tiger Haven".

    India wants to launch a site on which the calculation of deaths of tigers will appear to answer ONGs or site (hold, hold) which do it already for a long time. Lastly, better late than never. Like what, one never should despair and which the combat is useful. It will be seen whether transparency also formed part of the program…...

    Tadoba could be seen increasing if the proposal is agreed to add the 1100 kms of adjacent forests. Its places lodge many tigers, small and large. This final unit would be really a place of life of a surface valid for the tigers. But I saw the state of protection with Tadoba, and it is really very poor. Then by tripling surface...

    (list of the deaths identified and recognized officially)
    80 (10% to 20% of the problem according to experts)

    27/12: Bandipur, Karnataka: 1 tigress found dead.
    21/12: Gadag: 1 skin seized.
    18/12: Corbett, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tigress 11 years found dead.
    14/12: Corbett, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tiger found dead.
    12/12: Tiroda, Maddya Praddesh: 1 tiger killed and skinned.
    10/12: Nagzira, : 1 tiger killed by poisoning and skinned.
    13/11: Tadoba, Maharasthra: 2 tigers killed.
    02/11: Nagpur, Maddhya Praddesh: 2 tiger's skins seized
    04/11: Kanha, M.P.: 1 tigress 14 months, found dead
    07/10: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 femele tiger poisoned
    19/09: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 male tiger 7 years old poisoned
    18/09: Khana, M.P.:1 tigress 16 months, found dead

    20/08: Bandhavgarh, M.P.:1 tigress 6 years, found dead
    19/08: Orang, Assam: 1 tiger dead (poisoning ?)
    17/08: Nagarhole: 1 tiger 10 years old found dead

    02/08: Nagarhole: 1 tigress found dead
    02/08: Corbett, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tigress 4 years found dead
    02/08: Chitegaon, : 1 tiger 5/6 years old dead in a well
    - ? - : Manas, Assam: 4 tigers poached at the begining of year
    18/07: Netidhopani, Sunderbans: 1 male tiger found dead
    05/07: Bandipur, Karnataka: 1 tigress found dead
    04/07: Bhadra, Karnataka: 1 tigress 6 years, relocated, dead
    00/07: Sunderbans, W.B.: 1 tigress 18 years, killed by villagers
    00/07: Sunderbans, W.B.: 1 tiger 5 years, killed by villagers
    00/06: Bandipur, Karnataka: 3 tigers in few weeks
    31/05: Keri, Goa: Fur and bones of tigers
    29/05: Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tiger found dead
    06/05: Bandhavgarh,Maddhya Pradesh: 1 tigress found dead
    18/05: Lalmatiya, Dang: 1 tigre killed by a car
    01/05: Sattari, Goa: 1 tiger killed with a steel trap
    25/04: Bandhavgarh, M.P.: 1 small cub dead by a jeep
    26/04: Kuldiha, Similipal: 1 tiger poisoned
    15/04: Sattari, North Goa: 1 adult tiger in a trap
    10/04: Kolkata, Sunderbans: 1 male tiger skin seized
    08/04: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh: 2 arrested, 1 tiger skin
    06/04: Ranthambore, Rajasthan: 1 tigress (+ 2 cubs ?)
    - ? - : Kuldiha, Similipal: 2 tigers poisoned
    06/04: Dindigul, Tamil Nadu: 3 arrests, 1 tiger skin
    02/04: Kanha, M.P.: 1 male tiger found dead poisoned
    31/03: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 tiger killed by villagers
    30/03: Chandrapur,Maharashtra:5 tigers,1 female,1 male,3 cubs
    24/03:Talhodi, Maharashtra:1 cub found dead
    24/03: Nagaon, Assam: 1 tiger killed by villagers
    20/03: Bhadrawati, Maharashtra: 3 arrests with tiger's bones
    17/03: Corbett, Uttar Pradesh: 1 other tiger dead Dhela Range
    10/03: Corbett, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tiger 14 years Dhela Range
    04/02: Tadoba Andhari, Maharashtra: 1 tigress found dead
    24/02: Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tigress "men eater" shot dead
    16/02: Chandel, Manipur: 16 kg of tiger's bones, 2 squeletons,
    13/02: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 tiger found dead
    08/02: Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh: 1 tiger dead near Sharda canal
    31/01: Kanha, Maddya Praddesh: 1 tiger dead near Auraicamp
    21/01: Kaziranga: 1 tigress found poisoned
    19/01: Katni, Maddya Praddesh: 1 tiger skin found
    18/01: Kanha, Maddya Praddesh: 1 tiger found dead
    10/01: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 tiger found dead
    05/01: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 tigress found dead
    03/01: Kanha, Maddya Praddesh: 2 tiger's cubs found dead
    03/01: Kaziranga, Assam: 1 tiger found dead
    02/01/2009: Bhandara, Maharashtra: 1 tiger found dead

    December 2009

    Parambikulam, the new Tiger reserve of Kerala open in february 2010. The area is 643 km2.

    Panna, male tiger relocated from Pench trying to find his home park. He completed 200 kms out of the Panna reserve. An extraordinary instinct. This tiger is extremely endangered, to be killed by men.
    The authorities have decided to bring him back to sleep at Panna. It would be placed in an enclosure for be acclimated before being released to Panna.

    November 2009

    Tadoba, many families would soon be re-installed outside the park with compensation in land and money.

    Panna, the park had lost all its tigers due to poaching, has received a male from Pench. 2 females had previously been bring, one from Khana and the other from Bandhavgarh.

    A new Tiger reserve will be created in Darrah in Rajasthan. The Darrah National Park covers 250 km2.

    This sanctuary was once a hunting reserve for Kota's maharajahs who hunted tigers and rhinos. Now these species have disappeared.

    The authorities plan to relocate several tigers from Ranthambore.

    " WPSI has documented the following cases:
    37 tigers killed in 2006
    27 tigers killed in 2007 "

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