India, Russia and China, all the three are the prominent nations of Asia. This is not the only thing common in the three countries as they are also working hard for the welfare of wildlife, especially tigers. In 1973, India launched the Project Tiger that primarily covered nine reserves. Later, it extended the reach and efforts that led to the rise of tiger count. The populace of big cats in 1973 was 1200 and in 1995 it increased to 3500. Though in the later years the number decreased to 1411, with more powerful steps it reached to 1706 in 2013.
The state of Russia was worst during 1940s, as the tiger populace was only 40. Considering the seriousness of the issue, the government focused on anti-poaching. With continuous efforts, the country is enjoying a count of 500 big cats.
Coming to China, it was witnessing the most dreadful situation of all, as tigers almost vanished. This was majorly because the parts of the striped cats were being highly used for medicines and luxury attires. For taking charge of the situation, China joined hands with CITES in 1981. Thereafter in 1988, enforcement of the wildlife protection act was another important effort taken for protection of the majestic cat. Finally, China banned the trade of tiger parts in 1993. Gradually, the nation is earning back the tiger populace. Continue reading
If anybody knows Assam in India, it’s all because of Rhinos residing at Kaziranga National Park and other neighboring sanctuaries. The land of unending tea estates, Bihu- the cultural folk dance and silk sarees, Assam is a state that reflects the true east-Indian charisma along with its natural beauty localizing everywhere specifically at its great sanctuaries. Being fertile and flourished with the mighty Brahmaputra, the river; that also sometimes causes massive destruction during monsoons, the sanctuaries like Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri and Rajiv Gandhi National Park prove to be the true producer of re-generation and resettling of life. All credit goes to the locals and the forest officials of the area that the rehabilitation efforts bring effective colors to the area keeping in the mind about the natural conservation.
Every year, the state witness massive downpours all around the region, bringing great natural and economical losses; but cheers to the high-spirited lives of the Assamese (including the innocent rhinos) that they re-establish their normal life back. One such incidence of Manas National Park has really opened everyone’s mouth in surprise and pleasure; when a three month old calf called Ganga was being rescued during the annual floods in Kaziranga in 14th July, 2004 by the forest department. She was severely injured, dehydrated and traumatized and lost her mother too. But the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation’s (CWRC) veterinarian took active actions in rescuing her and bringing her the best possible treatments by shifting her to CWRC near Kaziranga for hand-raising and rehabilitation. While she was admitted, she had severe respiratory problems and muscular fatigue and was kept under intensive care at the CWRC and was successfully treated. Continue reading
Ranthambore National Park is the name that has been in the public eye since 1991 when it was being enlarged by including Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi Sanctuary; and was considered as the most popularized reserve under the Tiger Project in Sawai Madhopur area in Rajasthan. The area which was once only allowed for the Maharajas of Jaipur bringing them to the hunting grounds to play with their chivalry acts and hunting braveries is today the charm of many wildlife experts and photographers.
Interestingly, Ranthambore has a special figure on the mind of many wildlife enthusiasts and the main reason behind its supreme fame is the presence of most popular tigers. The tigers of Ranthambore that show most unusual behavior and human like acts attract tremendous tiger lovers all around the vicinity in a thirst to catch their enigmatic movements and behaviors. Continue reading
Kaziranga National Park has been the most popular destination for one-horned Indian rhinoceros in the Golghat and Nagaon District of Assam. It is a remarkable example of the conservation of wildlife especially for the rhinoceros which have been the regular victims of poaching for their skin. This wild reserve is spread across the area of 429.40 km and includes many other reserves in this area.
The Visiting Kaziranga Tiger Reserve is really a fun where you can explore many other reserves along with this splendid reserve where large numbers of wild species can be witnessed including wild Asian water buffalo, Indian wild boar, Indian Gaur, Sambar, Hog Deer, Hoolock and many more. Continue reading
Monsoons are on its hike and some parts of India (including North end) is emulsifying in the splash but the western and eastern parts of the country are under the fervor of the heavy downpours. Now days Assam is facing great havoc by experiencing heavy floods in its multiple districts. Lakhs of people have been displaced and even poor animals in the most popular Kaziranga National Park area are becoming victims of this natural calamity.
It’s really shocking to understand that around 540 animals have been perished in the flood and the Kaziranga National Park has become a struggle of survival. The rhinoceros and other animals that the reserve is famous for are struggling enough to face the incessant rain and flooding. Much of the reserve area is under water and the helpless animals are roaming here and there for the sake of suitable shelters. According to the latest updates, the perished animals include 13 rhinos, 465 hog deer (being drowned in floods), 28 wild boars, 16 Sambars, five porcupines, two each of python, wild buffalo and hog badgers. Continue reading