Goa has five wildlife sanctuaries and a national park The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has suggested inclusion of Goa as a part of the Tiger Reserve complex complimenting the sanctuaries in Maharashtra and Karnataka, which would help the coastal state in conserving wild cats. The Dehradun-based Institute, which submitted its report on the status of wildlife in Goa to the state forest department has established that tiger occupancy in Goa is about 322 square kilometres.
SWETA KAMAT PANJIM, APRIL 29 Bolstering wildlife enthusiasts' demands to declare Mhadei wildlife sanctuary as a tiger habitat, the volunteers have stumbled upon tiger skates at various places in this sanctuary, which had earlier indicated presence of Royal Bengal tiger. The tiger skate along with the skate of panther has been collected and kept at a camp site in Nagargao village of Valpoi.
After Bondla and Chorao, the Forest Department now plans to convert State