In a recent and tragic turn of events, the serene landscapes surrounding Chitwan National Park (CNP) have been marred by the specter of tiger-human conflict. The incident involving a female tiger, suspected of killing two individuals in Makwanpur, serves as a stark reminder that as Nepal celebrates its conservation success in doubling the tiger population, the nation must now confront the unintended consequences of its achievement.
JANAKI, Oct 20: An autopsy report on a tiger found dead in a community forest in Banke has been released. Ramesh Budhathoki, the Divisional Forest Officer of Banke, disclosed that the autopsy report for the tiger was received 22 days after the discovery, on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Minister for Forests and Environment Birendra Mahato has drawn widespread criticism for his controversial proposals such as advocating for tiger hunting and promoting commercial activities like hotels, lodges, cable cars, and paragliding within the national park areas.
Chitwan, Aug 24: A zoo is to be constructed alongside the under-construction Wildlife Rescue Center at Devnagar of Bharatpur. The zoo is to be developed to show the tiger and other wild animals to the visitors on the occasion of the Bharatpur Visit Year.
BHARATPUR, Oct 11: A tiger that entered a human settlement has been taken under control. A team from the Chitwan National Park comprising technicians took the tiger under control from Sitalpur of Madi Municipality-2 on Monday night.
BANKE, July 15: The number of visitors has been increasing at the Bardiya National Park (BNP) here as this is the time when the tigers can be seen in the national park. The chances of spotting the wild cat are high during jungle safaris at this time of the year.
TIKAPUR, June 21: A Royal Bengal tiger that was found dead in Janashakti Community Forest in Tikapur Municipality-2 of Kailali has been secretly buried. According to a source, a team deployed from the Bardiya National Park (BNP) had put pressure on them not to make the incident public.
NEPALGUNJ, March 25: The area around the Banke National Park (BNP) has been placed on high alert after a ‘killer’ Bengal tiger which was confined by the park authorities escaped from its enclosure on Tuesday morning.
NEW YORK, April 6: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the first known case of a human infecting an animal and making it sick, the zoo’s chief veterinarian said on Sunday.
OKHALDHUNGA, Aug 8: The locals of Palapu in Champadevi Rural Municipality of Okhaldhunga district have been spending sleepless nights after a tiger killed 21 goats and injured a local in a span of just three days.
CHITWAN/BARDIYA, July 30: Nepal might be inching closer to setting a record by doubling its tiger population, but Chitwan National Park, once famed for tigers, is in a middle of crisis.
With shrinking habitat, declining prey and rise in human-wildlife conflict, the endangered tigers are dying in a record number.
KATHMANDU, July 30: With the recent tiger survey putting the number of wild tigers in Nepal at 235, the country is headed toward becoming the first country in the world to double the number of tigers by 2022.
RAJAPUR, May 14: With the rise in the population of spotted tiger, the inflow of tourists to Bardiya National Park, has witnessed an upward trend. Bardiya is being developed as a synonymous to the tiger of late.
BEIJING, Nov 13 : China is postponing its decision to allow trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts a bare two weeks after the easing of the ban had raised fears the country was giving legal cover to poaching and smuggling of endangered wildlife.
Sept 23: On the occasion of National Conservation Day today, Nepal announced that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009. If these trends continue, Nepal could become the first country to double its national tiger population since the ambitious TX2 goal – to double the world’s wild tiger population by 2022 – was set at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.
SANKHUWASABHA, July 25: Locals of Silonchong Rural Municipality-3 of Sankhuwasabha district have been facing threats from tigers since months. Tigers have been entering Yachamkha and Lakuwa villages of the rural municipality to prey on goats and pigs.
BARDIYA, July 1: The stakeholders participating in an interaction program on the conservation of tiger at Gulariya in Bardia today expressed their serious concern over the conservation of tigers in the country.
As a student of zoology, I often visit the zoo. In my earlier visits, I had never seen a tiger. But during my recent visit to the zoo, I was fortunate enough to see a real tiger staring at me from a mere distance of three meters. However, all my excitement and curiosity vanished in a matter of seconds seeing the tiger in a pathetic situation. It was just like a lifeless animal standing in front of me. That tiger didn’t have the grandeur that I had imagined a tiger would possess; it continued staring helplessly.