The Palamau Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand is a perfect example of official apathy towards India’s national animal. The reserve, which boasted of 42 tigers in 2003, has just six left now, as per the 2009 tiger census.
A rare head-on image of a tigress stalking her prey has won a wildlife photographer based in Wales an international photography prize.
The Indian government has given its nod for creating buffer zones around Pench and Melghat tiger reserves in Maharashtra. The Pench tiger reserve in Nagpur district, which has a core area of 275 sq km has been equipped with a 500 km buffer zone. While the Melghat tiger reserve which has a total area of 2,300 sq km has been granted 1,268 km buffer zone.