This is your chance to get your questions about these beautiful, fascinating, and highly endangered animals answered by those of us who spend our lives living, working, and thinking about them all the time. One of the most important tools we’re using for research and conservation in India is the camera trap. Camera traps are commonly used by scientists to identify and assess populations of big cats in the wild.
This rich repository includes more than 6,000 images of 765 individually identified tigers (Pictures 1-2) and more than 7,000 images of 825 individually identified leopards from the Western Ghats (Pictures 3-4). Cameras allow us to identify individual cats with distinct and interesting patterns (Pictures 5-6) and determining population sizes (Pictures 7-8-9). My research has determined that over the last hundred years, wild tigers have disappeared from 67 percent of their historic range while leopards have disappeared from 36 percent of their historical range in India. You can help us Cause an Uproar for big cats, and get answers to your burning questions about tigers, leopards, other wild felines, and their world by taking part in our Google+ Hangout. 1) On my last visit to Nagarhole and Bandipur in South India, I noticed that Parthenium and Lantana had become prevalent. Soy consumidor de todo lo que publican y la manera de mis posibilidades puedo acceder a obtener la revista. What is the future of the Bengal Tiger in India with the forests vanishing thick and fast and also the fact that the forest cover is around 13-14% currently compared to what it was around 60-70 years ago? About This BlogEvery hour of every day, somewhere on Earth, National Geographic explorers are at work trying to uncover, understand, or help care for some small part of the world around us. Support National GeographicWe've supported more than 11,000 grants to scientists and others in the field.Learn more about our work.
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Explorers NewsletterSign Up Now: Stay in the know with a monthly email highlighting the exciting work of our explorers around the world. The Access Hollywood host is heading to the landlocked nation in April for a new Nat Geo Wild special, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Owens, Bush and Nat Geo Wild senior vp development and production Janet Han Vissering serve as executive producers on the project, which comes from Market Road Films.
In addition to the rhinos, the special will include other endangered animals such as tigers and elephants. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. I travelled to the Kedarnath National Park and the region of the wildlife sanctuary region in search of the Himalayan monal. As global pioneers of scientific camera trapping, the Wildlife Conservation Society – India Program has a fabulous collection of tiger and leopard images dating back to 1989. Individual animals are identified based on their unique stripe or rosette patterns using a pattern matching software called Extract Compare. Apart from this the camera traps often capture fascinating glimpses into cat behavior including lounging, snarling, sniffing, mating, stalking and killing of prey (Pictures 10-18). With fewer than 2,000 wild tigers and 10,000 wild leopards left in India, it is imperative that we act now to save these amazing big cats. Submit your questions by posting a question on Google+ or Twitter using #bigcats or by commenting below. I saw new farms and vast amounts of bamboo being chopped down by the locals in plain sight.
What is my path of least resistance to be able to live close to the forest while also minimizing my ecological impact and maximizing my potential to spread love and awareness for the importance of the forests and simultaneously protest actions that would seek to destroy it.

How are the conservationists going to fight the ever growing population of India, she being a small country and has over 1.25 billion human beings, which keep breaking into the forests to live? Wild Nepal (working title) partners the cable network with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and marks a serious turn for the entertainment reporter. There will also be more culture-centric aspects to the special, including Bush touring the sprawling capital city of Kathmandu.
Nat Geo Wild HD launched in the UK in March 2009, and is also available in Greece, Latin America, Poland, and Russia. You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may prevent you from using parts of our website.
An award-winning photographer most at home in the wild, he has been published in brands that include BBC, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveller, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, WWF, UNESCO, and Birdlife International. This region sees a lot of people once the snow clears up as they trek to the famous temple at Tungnath. Don’t you think we need to control our population first in order to save the forests and eventually the big cats? This year, the snow still blankets the region, discouraging tourists from making the journey, making it the perfect time for me to go in search of the Himalayan monal. I stayed at Mukku Choti, a small village that hosts the puja for now, since the snow makes it impossible to reach the Shiv temple at Tungnath. It's a great time to be here, very few people and that just means more sightings.12345»Dhritiman Mukherjee is as elusive as the animals he photographs.

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