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Why I Chose To Spend 30 Days On A Tree

Back in 2010, Sanctuary Asia chose to shine a spotlight on me at the annual Wildlife Awards ceremony for my role in scaling the roof of the British Parliament to demand action on climate change. After my two minutes “under the spotlight”, the real forest heroes came on stage, each with epic tales of a lifetime dedicated to protecting the forests and wildlife of India. At that time, I was a…

So, Why Can't We Save The Tiger?

At a recent ‘tiger talk’ that I gave at a school I was questioned by a little girl of about ten: So why can’t we save the tiger? Don’t we care? Why then, is it our national animal? Out of the mouth of babes… 

The Tiger's Call

The Year of the Tiger has begun. Across China, tiger merchandise is the rage. In India, celebrities are throwing their weight behind calls to save the real tiger. A flurry of conservation meetings has taken place, Internet groups have sprung up, and the media this past week has been full of tigers. There is an all-around glow of good intentions – and it is welcome, because the life of wild tigers…

Will The Real Tiger Survive Until The Next Year Of The Tiger?

Ministers and officials from 13 Asian countries ended a meeting last week in Hua Hin with a pledge to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger. The meeting, hosted by Thailand, included experts from non-government organisations like the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Prerna Singh Bindra in a têtê-à-têtê with Bittu Sahgal

Prerna Singh Bindra speaks with Bittu Sahgal about his views on conservation, climate change, and India's future.

Darwin’s World

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. – Charles Darwin 

What Happened At The Bali Convention On Climate Change?

The following Sanctuary report on the proceedings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),held in Bali, Indonesia in early December 2007, is provided in a Q&A format:

Man’s best friend

I love dogs. The ones in my home; the ones on India’s mean streets; the wild ones that run chital and sambar down in deep forests and the ones that started it all, the ultimate top dogs – wolves, Canis lupus.

Tomorrow’s World

Only someone who has seen a tiger in the wild can possibly understand the weightless joy that pervades the soul when one condescends to reveal itself in its forest.

Vanishing Stripes

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is an honourable man. And he would probably be just as moved as you or I at the sight of this strapping, young tiger striding across a path in Corbett, among the few safe havens left in India. The difference between Dr. Singh and the rest of us is that he would probably add: “I too want tigers saved, but I have a greater responsibility to the people of this country and must leave the…

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