TIGERS ARE ALIVE AND WELL IN TAMIL NADU, INDIA
A new tiger den in dacoit Veerappan's hideout
|Tour group en route for tiger reserve|
Smuggler Veerappan's hideout in Sathyamangalam is in the news once again; albeit, for a better reason. Camera traps laid out in the forest have revealed pictures of 19 tigers in the forest, which lies in Erode District of Tamil Nadu.
The ministry of tourism is seriously considering declaring the forest as a wildlife reserve. Pug marks, scat and carcasses of prey have been found by trekking groups in addition to camera images located inside the forest.
The chief warden maintains that strict vigil, reduction of cattle population and effective conservation measures are responsible for the big cat thriving in the region. Their presence is welcomed by wildlife enthusiasts as well environmentalists.
Posted by Anne Gordon on Thursday, 25th November, 2010