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India to host international tiger conference on Feb 14

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2010, 00:48

India, which is home to almost half the world`s big cat population, will host an international tiger conference on February 14 to highlight the steps being taken to save the endangered animal which is on the brink of extinction.

Rajasthan to set up tiger conservation foundation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2010, 00:47

The Rajasthan Government will set up a Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF) for preserving Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary near Alwar and the Ranthambhore National Park (RNP) in Sawaimadhopur.

Battle for tiger tops global conservation `10

Last Updated: Monday, January 04, 2010, 18:04

World Wide Fund for Nature has placed the Asian big cat on top of its list of most endangered species.

Chinese superstition the biggest threat to tiger conservation

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 22:35

With China observing the year of the Tiger in 2010, conservationists across the globe fear the endangered mammal would be threatened more, as trade in tiger goods is likely to rise considerably.

Nepal seeks trans-border co-op for tiger conservation

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 19:20

Nepal on Wednesday sought cooperation from its neighbours, including India, for trans-border conservation efforts to save tigers and its natural habitat.

India to showcase tiger conservation success to SAARC nations

Last Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 19:44

India will showcase its success story in re-introducing big cats in Rajasthan`s Sariska tiger reserve to the SAARC nations when their environment ministers meet here on Tuesday.

Ramesh seeks ecological impact report on mega science project

Last Updated: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 15:33

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has asked the NTCA to assess the ecological impact of the Rs 900 crore Neutrino Observatory (INO), the country`s most ambitious mega science project.

Naxal presence hampering tiger conservation: IUCN

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 18:39

With 30 per cent of the country`s tiger habitat under their control, Naxals pose a threat to their existence as they hamper wildlife protection activities, an international conservation organisation said.

Maneka member of revamped tiger conservation body

Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009, 18:46

The Centre has reconstituted the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) with prominent animal rights activist and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi as one of its members who had, incidentally, opposed the Bill which paved way for its setting up in 2006.

India to ask neighbours to help in tiger conservation

Last Updated: Friday, September 18, 2009, 10:25

After China`s lukewarm response to the issue of tiger poaching, India is pinning hopes on other neighbouring countries having population of the big cats to curb trade in parts and skins of the animal.

Centre preparing web-based database to aid tiger conservation

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009, 15:56

As part of efforts to counter threats to tiger population, Centre is preparing the first web-based database on the endangered species.

MP not keen to sign pact for tiger conservation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 18:02

Madhya Pradesh has expressed reservation over signing of a tripartite pact with the centre for tiger conservation despite the state facing flak for several deaths of the big cats in its Panna and Kanha reserves.