~ Tuesday Snippets ~

No Room in Buxa, Tigers Move Out
Tigers from Buxa reserve have moved close to the Bhutan border edged out by growing human settlements. Camera traps in Buxa have failed to produce any evidence of tiger presence in the reserve. Read more from the original source here.

New Butterfly Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
Banded Tit, a new butterfly species that lives for nearly 2 weeks, has been found in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district. It’s believed to spend a large part of the year in a dormant state. Read more from the original source here.

Border Security Forces Can’t Wish Away the `Elephant in the Room’
Elephants have made it a habit of walking through the living room, or in this case completely destroying the makeshift living quarters, of Indian border security force personnel in Garo hills in Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh. Officials aren’t sure if this treatment is only reserved for Indian forces. Read more from the original source here.


India’s Smallest Tiger Reserve to Have Buffer Five Times Its Size
At 138.12 sq. km, Bor Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra is arguably the smallest. The reserve will have a buffer zone that’s five times its size — 661.16 sq km. Read more from original source here.

Feed Monkeys, Rue Action in Jail
Feeding monkeys in Uttarakhand state will attract up to 3 years in prison. The severity of punishment is a direct result of the state’s inability to contain the thriving simian population. Read more from the original source here.

Abandoned Kaziranga Rhino Calf Rescued
A rhino calf, possibly adbandoned by its mother or had strayed away, was found in Agoratoli range of Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and handed over to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). Read more from the original source here.

Tiger Count in Tamil Nadu’s Sathyamangalam in 2016
Forest authorities will begin census operations at Tamil Nadu’s Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in 2016. The last count was done in 2012. Read more from the original source here.

          ~ MONDAY SNIPPETS ~

Unwell; Leopard Strays Into Town; Gets Medical Care
A wildlife team is tending to a leopard that strayed into Tamil Nadu’s Kanneri after they found the animal was suffering from neuromuscular disorder. Read from original source here.

Tch! Poachers Giving Karnataka Forest Officers a Hard Time!
Six months into 2015, three cases of poaching has been registered in the¬†Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve. That’s half the number reported in whole of 2014. Read from original source here.

Tribal¬†Mauled by Tiger in Kerala’s Wayanad
A tribal youth who was out collecting firewood within the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was killed by a tiger, authorities have concluded. Read from original source here.