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  1. When it has been clearly shown that it is a...

    When it has been clearly shown that it is a failed experiment, i cant understand how it can be suggested. Suggestions of removing a vital part of an animal is utterly insensitive and can only be an...
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    Goodbye and Good Riddance...

    India's most notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of cancer. The man responsible for the killing of hundreds of tigers and leopards was a master at his trade and knew how to evade the law. Inspite of...
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    I do not think implementation should be a...

    I do not think implementation should be a problem. At the entry gate to the safari each vehicle can be ensured that no one carries a plastic water bottle or packets of chips or other foodstuff. The...
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    We Indians have this deep rooted habit of...

    We Indians have this deep rooted habit of littering and spitting everywhere and no amount of counselling will help change this. When it comes to our National Parks I do not understand what stops the...
  5. The Honourable Apex Court has indeed given a...

    The Honourable Apex Court has indeed given a decision that considers the larger picture and puts the welfare of the Asiatic Lion above other factors.For many years studies made by conservationists...
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    This picture shows an excellent example of...

    This picture shows an excellent example of camouflage in nature, the fox perfectly blends with its surroundings and if it were asleep it would have been very difficult to spot whether by human or...
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    Wow that was an amazing moment captured, not only...

    Wow that was an amazing moment captured, not only does it show a full blooded counter attack with its forelegs by the Sambar but also the desperate attempt by the dog to escape when it realised it...
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    Indian lions are not smaller than their African...

    Indian lions are not smaller than their African cousins, they look smaller because of their mane or the lack of it, while African males have a luxuriant growth of mane which adds to their regal looks...
  9. Panna success story: Hand-reared tigress gives birth to two cubs

    I came across this article and wanted to share it in the forum. On reading this I had mixed thoughts- one was whether the park management is tom-tomming as a conservation sucess a bit too early of...
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    Wow the tail looks very interesting, nothing like...

    Wow the tail looks very interesting, nothing like I have ever seen before. We must thank Kaling for bringing in pictures from Arunachal- a state largely unknown to the rest of the country but never...
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    Padma Shri

    It was a proud moment for the conservation community when Dr Ullas Karanth was conferred upon, the prestigious 'Padma Shri' title. It is an apt recognition for the tremendous work he has put in for...
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    Saktipadaji, the Gaur is regarded to be the...

    Saktipadaji, the Gaur is regarded to be the largest of all bovids. can you pls clarify your statement that it is the second heaviest.

    And I wish all the members a Very Happy 2012
  13. More than 100 in Uttarakhand and more than 330...

    More than 100 in Uttarakhand and more than 330 across the country, 2011 seems to the year of "Anti leopard", I do not know if we had a worse year for leopards. This year we have managed to shoot them...
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    Sabyasachi and team, firstly thanks for starting...

    Sabyasachi and team, firstly thanks for starting this wonderful forum and then congratulations on its successful entry into its fourth year. The phographs, the critiques, the discussions have been a...
  15. This incident takes an even more tragic turn in...

    This incident takes an even more tragic turn in the fact that the tigress was lactating- a fact mentioned by the Chief Wildlife Warden- as reported by "The Hindu". It means that she probably has...
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    Agree fully with Lakshminarayanan, every...

    Agree fully with Lakshminarayanan, every individual animal is precious and wherever possible such cases should be reported to authorities. It would indeed be nice if our photographs can contribute in...
  17. Soumya, I do not think NSTR is called a success...

    Soumya, I do not think NSTR is called a success story it can be described as a 'comeback' story- an abysmally low number of 30 tigers only a few years ago to a number of about 90 today. The park was...
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    Most carnivores eat grass once in a while- it...

    Most carnivores eat grass once in a while- it acts as a cleanser of the digestive system, some times they eat grass and other available plants and vomit out the contents of their stomachs. It is...
  19. Mr Panigrahi, you can refer to the following...

    Mr Panigrahi, you can refer to the following thread which I posted to share my experience in NSTR in April this year.

    NSTR is alive and kicking - Indiawilds: Land of the Tiger. Conservation,...
  20. Sabyasachi pls accept my compliments on what...

    Sabyasachi pls accept my compliments on what looks to be a great documentary on the subject dear to all of here on the forum. I cant wait to see the complete film.

    Just wanted to know if this your...
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    Going by Official Project Tiger figures, NSTR is...

    Going by Official Project Tiger figures, NSTR is still the largest Tiger Reserve and that too by some margin - the total area of the core is 2527 sqkm while the second largest - Namdapha is 1807 sqkm...
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    Thats a very good profile shot with the ears...

    Thats a very good profile shot with the ears captured nicely. However it seems to be a Sambhar hind and not a spotted deer as mentioned in the title.
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    NSTR is alive and kicking

    http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article2211394.ece

    The above link shows a camera trap capture of a tigress and 3 cubs on a buffalo kill in the Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR).
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  24. Mindless development has won over a sensible...

    Mindless development has won over a sensible balancing act between industrial growth and conservation.The big bullies of the manufacturing industry have succeeded in influencing the Prime Minister to...
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    Sabyasachi, my hats off to you on a superb shot!...

    Sabyasachi, my hats off to you on a superb shot! just wanted to understand at what level you were with respect to the tiger as in were you on a gypsy or an elephant at a lower ground
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