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Tiger

Panna’s poaching nexus exposed

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2011
The forest officials of Panna Tiger Reserve worked in close nexus with poachers for over a decade, says an internal report prepared by the Intelligence Cell of the tiger reserve, which had lost all its tigers by 2008.

Special enclosure at Pench for orphaned tiger cubs

Issue Date: Sep 27, 2011
In an effort to rehabilitate three orphaned tiger cubs, the Centre has decided to erect a four hectare open enclosure at the Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra to house and train them. The three cubs, two females and one male, were found in Dhaba forest in Chandrapur in 2009, after they were separated from their mother. They were then brought to the Bor wildlife sanctuary near Wardha.

Forest staff helped poachers in Panna Tiger Reserve: report

Issue Date: Sep 26, 2011
The forest staff at the Panna Tiger Reserve was working in close nexus with the poachers and this ultimately led to the big cat disappearing from the area in 2008, reveals an internal report of the Madhya Pradesh forest department.

From the blurbs

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2011
The Compass Of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, And Gambling Feel So Good by Viking Press, US $ 16

Letters

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2011
Issues over tea

Letters

Issue Date: May 31, 2011
Applaud, not evade, policies In the write-up “Taking on industry’s risks” (April 16-30, 2011), the authors question the proposed symbiotic venture plans of the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with some multinational companies.

Rethink growth with forest capital

Issue Date: May 31, 2011
Can you love tigers but hate forests? This is the question that troubled me as I visited the middle of India last fortnight. I was in Nagpur, where local politicians, conservationists and officials were discussing what needed to be done in this chronically poor and backward region endowed with forests and tiger habitats.

Science And Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2011
ASTROPHYSICS Clue to cosmic rays’ origin

India now has 1,706 tigers

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2011
INDIA’S tiger habitats may be shrinking but its tiger population has increased, claims the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). On March 28, the ministry announced 295 tigers have been added to the previous estimate—the 2006 count had estimated 1,411 tigers in the wild, spurring corporate-sponsored save-the-tiger campaigns revolving around the number.
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