The Simlipal quandary: Tribals or tigers, who should take precedence?
After fire sweeps through village of tribespeople relocated for wildlife’s sake, questions are being asked
21 villages inside Simlipal Tiger Reserve granted community forest rights
Exercising the rights however, might prove to be a challenge
Tusker in trouble
Poachers threaten the survival of bull elephants in Simlipal, needed for the breeding of the species and transfer of typical genetic traits
Sight of a tiger
Frequent sightings of the rare black tiger in the Simlipal Tiger Reserve in Orissa has led to research on colour variations
No to ritual hunting
KHAIRI, THE BELOVED TIGRESS· Saroj Raj Choudhury·Natraj Publishers, Dehradun· 203pp·Price Rs 350
Dried up water sources
Similipal region in Orissa faces the prospects of drought if steps are not taken to halt the flow of pollutants into perennial streams
Malnutrition count up in Orissa
Villages in Orissa's Similipal Reserve do not cause ecological damage
Remaining tribals in Simlipal tiger reserve to be displaced
Those shifted out last December are living under plastic sheets in searing heat. Is this how relocation is meant to be carried out?
Every big cat leaves its unmistakable mark
Modern hi-tech methods notwithstanding, the traditional technique of counting tigers from pugmarks remains the most efficient.