Coexistence – Humans and Tiger by Dr. Koustubh Sharma

Man-eating can be a genetic or acquired behaviour of tigers and usually a culprit individual can pass this ‘information that humans can be killed’ to its offsprings. However whether a tiger is a maneater or not can be confirmed, sadly, only after a series of events with some pattern. Ideally the culprit should be removed from the population as soon as possible, though it can take ages before getting the right individual. DNA of the tigers can be extracted from its saliva on the victims’ body if collected carefully. A systematic plan needs to be put in where the individual is identified before...
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Tiger Human Conflict, by Sanjay Chimwal

  This is high time for forest officers, villagers and nature lovers at Corbett. In a period of less than one week two ladies have been killed by tiger. In the first incident Smt. Nandi Devi w/o Shri Bhagi Ram resident of Sundarkhal village was attacked and killed on 12th of November. However, in the second incident Smt. Kalpana Devi w/0 Shri Prem Singh resident of Chukum village was attacked and killed by tiger on 18th of November.  The first incident took place at around 10.30 am on 12th November when Smt Nandi Devi was in the forest towards the Corbett’s buffer area to collect Kari patta...
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Conservation workshop at Marchula, by Karan Singh Bhandari

On 27 and 28 November 2010, a community based conservation and angling workshop was held in Marchula, Bandran, hosted by the Himalayan Outback Camp (an angling lodged owned and operated by Mr. Misty Dhillon), and chaired by Mr. Sumantha Ghosh, the founder and president of Society for Mahseer Conservancy. The aim of the workshop was to discuss ways of saving revrine ecosystem and the species dependent on them (with a focus on the Ramganga River and the golden mahseer), and to discuss ways of promoting Uttarakhand as an angling destination. Workshop attendees included representatives of the Forest...
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