The challenge is for science and conservation to flourish while making sure poachers do not – and for the government to permit scientific studies while also maintaining security protocols.
It’s inexcusable that India’s states continue to function without crowd-control procedures in place and make decisions by the seat of their pants.
The deaths of tigers and other wildlife have brought to the forefront a situation where the ‘management’ of one animal leads to the accidental deaths of another.
Listen to the story of the rare litigon in Kolkata to understand the politics around hybrids in the animal kingdom.
Discussions on culling had moments that were difficult to comprehend – especially since India claims to be a leader of wildlife research in the region.
The tigress has empowered forest officials to continue with their relocation experiments without worrying about a failure here or there. Why? Because the end result is wonderful.
A performative political art event in Berlin is hoping to highlight how European leaders are playing with human lives in a refugee crisis where survival is a daily battle and desperation has been propelling people into dangerous and suicidal situations.
The authorities have filed complaints against 22 people, including six monks, whom police will investigate for illegal possession of wildlife and wildlife trafficking.
Pressure can now be exerted on other ventures across Asia that turn tigers into exploitable commercial resources.
Officials have moved 61 live tigers from the temple since Monday, leaving 76 still there. The raid is the latest move in a tug-of-war since 2001 to bring the tigers under state control.
No normal tiger approaches a fallen man, drags and guards a corpse defiantly and eats it, and kills victims with a bite to the neck.
The government’s focus on exact population numbers where none exist, dismissal of habitat development and deceptive allocation of funds is letting India pretend it’s helping its tigers.