On Wednesday, local veterinarians, and orthopaedics and prosthetic limb expert from the University of Leeds, Peter Giannoudis, carried out a 25-minute surgical procedure to relieve the 7-year old tiger Sahebrao of pain on his left front leg.
With the 2018 tiger census revealing a growth in tiger numbers in non-protected areas such as these, experts say the current tiger conservation model has to move beyond the reserves or the protected areas, that account for a mere 2.2 per cent of India’s forests.
Releasing the roadmap for tiger protection, National Tiger Conservation Authority's Member Secretary Anoop Nayak said a platform had been created for better synergy between the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change and other ministries towards achieving this objective.
The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.