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Tigers and Tourism

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

The buzz is that ALL tourism in core areas of tigers reserves should be banned. That would be downright stupid.

I am a major votary of heavier wildlife tourism regulation, particularly on the establishment of lodges right outside reserves that turn forests into bazaars tha rob the dignity of visitors, as they endanger wildlife.

Save Tiger

Posted by: Sushant makin on

Save Tiger

The tiger, one of the most magnificent animals in the world, is also one of the most endangered. A cat of beauty, strength, and majesty, the tiger is master of all and subject to none -- except humans. Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct within the last 60 years; and there

Whale sharks - the world's biggest fish species - swam the waters of the world even before dinosaurs evolved. And yet scientists today don't even have basic statistics on this endangered species. Exact numbers? Your guess is as good as anyone else's. Besides, breeding grounds of this mammoth fish are a mystery and no one has

 Gujarat, the last abode of the Asiatic lion, has added some more to the big cat pride. Forest officials involved in the lion census in Gir and surrounding areas said an increase of 12-15% has been recorded in the number of lions compared to the 2005 census which had put the count at 359.

"We are putting the number at around

Are we really lucky ?

Posted by: Joydip & Suchandra Kundu on

With numbers of Tiger deaths, Kaziranga still has many.

Are we really lucky ?

TOI : Kaziranga National Park, the only world heritage site in Assam, located about 250 km from the state capital, has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world.     

This welcome news comes amid a growing concern over the

Sundarban experienced a low density cyclonic weather on the evening of Monday 26.04.2010. A young Tigress probably misguided by the strong wind & turbulent river entered the Adibashipara village in the Bagna Range & was spotted by a villager. 

Prompt initiative by the villagers drived the animal into an abandoned hut

It will be a good few years before the Asiatic Lions are able to enjoy complete privacy in their abode in the Gir sanctuary in Junagadh.
The 376 Maldhari families currently living in the sanctuary area with their livestock will continue to stay there till the state government receives funds from the Centre to facilitate their

The Asiatic lion census in Gir began on Saturday only to reaffirm the fact that lions enjoy a respectable stay in the state and need no other sanctuary anywhere in the country. But one would have to share this pride with Bhanu Odedara, a Porbandar resident who through his RTI applications forced the government to take notice of

Greenpeace ad draws Cong ire

An awareness initiative undertaken by Greenpeace India to commemorate Earth Day has attracted the wrath of Congress in Kolkata. 

With municipal elections around the corner, state Congress leaders allegedly forced bill board firms to pull down the hoardings that portray an apologetic Manmohan Singh

We are all farily familiar with the problems facing our wilderness and wildlife. It is time that we concentrate on and contribute to the solutions, not just the broad principles but the specifics.  I also believe that effective conservation can only be achieved by a joint effort from the government, the NGOs and the citizens.