Sanctuary Asia's Wild Maharashtra
SPECIAL MENTION, ANAND NAMBIAR
An apex predator, the tiger is nonetheless fully dependent on the health of its habitat for survival. It evolved to take the fullest advantage of both tall grass and dappled forests that break up its form. Such landscapes are perfect breeding grounds for the herbivores on which the tiger preys. It is of little wonder, then, that habitat destruction spells certain doom for these striped predators and so many other creatures whose only defense is their habitat.