Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tiger sighted in Sariska; SAARC team thrilled

Tiger sighted in Sariska; SAARC team thrilled

STAFF WRITER 18:24 HRS IST

Alwar, Oct 21 (PTI) A SAARC team today sighted a tiger, an endangered species, in Sariska sanctuary in Rajasthan as India's success story in relocating big cats got international recognition.

To its sheer delight, the SAARC delegation spotted a big cat which was re-located from Ranthambhore National Park, also located in Rajasthan, to the Sariska Tiger Reserve.

The tiger sighted was christened CP-2 and was shifted to Sariska Reserve early this year, a state wildlife department official said.

Three tigers, a male and two females, were relocated from from Ranthambhore to Sariksa as part of efforts to revive the big cat population in the reserve which lost all of them to poachers and man-animal conflict.

The project, a first-of-its-kind experiment to relocate the big cats, is being touted as country's commitment towards wildlife conservation.

Two more tigers are planned to be re-introduced in coming months to Sariska.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/340920_Tiger-sighted-in-Sariska--SAARC-team-thrilled

http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

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