Conservation Status of Dholes (Asiatic Wild Dogs) in Northeast India

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Dholes or Asiatic wild dogs (Cuon alpinis) are among the least-studied large carnivores in the world. The IUCN Red List assessment (2015) categorizes the dhole as an Endangered species. With fewer than 2,500 mature individuals remaining in the wild – across 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia – the dhole may be facing a crisis far more severe than the tiger or elephant. India has the highest dhole population in the world, in three key landscapes: the Western Ghats, … Read More

Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape Including Namdapha In Trans-border Plan

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Feasibility assessment for an ambitious trans-border protected area management plan covering three national parks straddling China, Myanmar and India will be done next year. A three day conclave was held in Myanmar with representatives from the three countries, to develop a strategic programme for climate change adaptation and management of the biologically rich Himalayan ecosystem. The Brahmaputra-Salween landscape comprises several remote but key protected areas in the Eastern Himalayas, including Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve in China, Namdapha Tiger Reserve in … Read More

World’s largest tiger reserve designated in Myanmar

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A region the size of the U.S. state of Vermont has been earmarked by Myanmar as a sanctuary for the tiger, one of the most endangered animals on the planet. But can the poaching of the big cats and their prey be stopped? 

The entire Hukaung Valley is to be declared a Protected Tiger Area, the government of Myanmar announced, according to two conservation organizations which do extensive work in the country, Panthera and Wildlife Conservation Society.

“The declaration … Read More