Adventure tours with tigers? Nepal’s proposed policy changes raise alarm

Adventure tours with tigers? Nepal’s proposed policy changes raise alarm

KATHMANDU — Nepal’s government has proposed zoning of protected areas, where human activities have long been highly restricted, to accommodate “adventure tourism” activities such as canyoning, mountain biking and motorboating. The sweeping changes have been proposed under the new draft National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Regulations, which have been in the works for a few […]

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Inside the story of the world’s most terrifying man-eater: Meet the ‘Demon’ Champawat tiger that stalked and killed 400 people

Inside the story of the world’s most terrifying man-eater: Meet the ‘Demon’ Champawat tiger that stalked and killed 400 people

Tigers are one of the world’s most dangerous animals due to their large frame, menacing teeth and rapid speed. Because an adult tiger can weigh over 220kg (500lb), have canines up to four inches in length and run as fast as a racehorse, humans have come to fear tigers. While it is rare for tigers […]

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For Nepal, 2023 changed course of tiger conservation efforts

For Nepal, 2023 changed course of tiger conservation efforts

KATHMANDU — A year after nearly tripling its population of tigers (Panthera tigris) in just 12 years, Nepal’s conservation authorities and stakeholders decided in 2023 to change their approach from increasing numbers to sustaining the milestone achievement. While shoring up the number of tigers around the world, which had reached historical lows, was the main […]

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Freedom for queen of the jungle after a life behind bars: Starved tiger reduced to skin and bone is among 53 giant cats set to ‘feel grass on their paws for the first time’ after rescue from Thai breeding farm

Freedom for queen of the jungle after a life behind bars: Starved tiger reduced to skin and bone is among 53 giant cats set to ‘feel grass on their paws for the first time’ after rescue from Thai breeding farm

A starved tiger that was reduced to skin and bone is among 53 big cats set to ‘feel grass on their paws for the first time’ after they were rescued from a Thai breeding farm. The emaciated female tiger Salamas was found struggling to stand or walk after losing so much weight inside a cage […]

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