Govt seeks proposals for five more tiger reserves

Government has accorded "in principle" approval for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country and has sought proposals from states for giving the status to five more protected areas, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Two new tiger reserves get in-principle approval

Government today said that in-principle approval has been given for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country while final nod has been accorded for giving the status to three other protected areas.

Tiger range states cautioned against lethal virus

The National Tiger Conservation Authority`s (NTCA) move comes after recent media reports about spread of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) in tigers in countries like Indonesia and Russia.

Notify fresh guidelines on tiger reserves in a week: SC

SC asked the Centre to notify within a week fresh guidelines for the conservation of the wild cat in the country.

Raja writes to PM on tiger reserves

Forest rights of tribals and the poor were being denied due to creation of buffer zones around tiger reserves without implementing the Forests Rights Act and sought an immediate halt to such moves, a CPI MP today said.

Centre seeks SC nod for review of guidelines on tiger reserves

The Centre`s affidavit virtually urged the apex court to review its July 24 interim order banning tourism in the core areas of the wild cats until final orders.

Centre approves the creation of 5 tiger reserves

Giving a boost to tiger conservation efforts, the Centre has given in-principle approval for creation of five new tiger reserves in the country.

Tourists banned in core areas of 2 tiger reserves

Tourists have been banned in two major tiger reserves in Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts, following the ban ordered by Supreme Court on tourism in core areas of big cat sanctuaries across the country.

TN: Tourists banned in two tiger reserves

Tourists have been banned in two major Tiger reserves in Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts, following the ban ordered by SC.

Rajasthan would examine SC direction on tiger reserves

Rajasthan would "examine and follow" the Supreme Court direction stopping tourist activity in the core zones of tiger reserves across the country, state forest minister Bina Kak said.

Jayanthi Natarajan hails SC order on tiger reserves

Environment Minister today said she would ask the state governments to strictly follow the directives of the apex court.

No tourism in tiger reserves` core areas: SC

Coming to the rescue of the big cat, the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned tourism in core areas of tiger reserves.

Alert in Maha tiger reserves to curb poaching

The Maharashtra government has issued an alert in tiger reserves in the state following reports of a possible surge in poaching activities.

Guidelines issued for village relocation in tiger reserves

In a bid to strengthen the mechanism for conservation of wild cats, the Environment Ministry has come up with draft guidelines for voluntary village relocation in notified core critical tiger reserves across the country.

8 more tiger reserves to come up in the country: Ramesh

As part of tiger conservation effort, eight more reserves for wild cat will be set up in the country.

Two new tiger reserves in Maharashtra

The Nagzira-Navegaon and Bor forests
from Vidarbha would be given the status of
tiger reserves.

Tiger Conservation Authority to evaluate field management of reserves

Concerned over dwindling tigers and rise in man-animal conflict, National Tiger Conservation Authority has decided to evaluate actual field management of 39 reserves.

States asked to regulate tourist visits in tiger reserves

The government Wednesday said the states have been advised to regulate tourist visits in tiger reserves which have become a source threat to the wildlife.

Ramesh hints at Panna-like danger in 18 Tiger Reserves

A situation akin to Panna and
Sariska reserves, where big cats disappeared, can arise at 18
tiger parks across the country if they are not protected in a
proper manner, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday
warned.

Tiger reserves alerted against possible poaching

With China gearing up to mark
2010 as Year of the Golden Tiger when the demand for animal parts and derivatives are expected to shoot up, forest
reserves which are home to the big cats in India have been put
on high alert.