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 Increased numbers, improved sex ratio and more areas conquered - the lion king is healthy and prospering in Gujarat. Chief Minister Narendra Modi declared the lion census figures of 2010 on Sunday which showed that there were 411 of the big cats in Gir sanctuary and surrounding areas. This was a jump of 52 over the previous

tiger, tiger....

Posted by: Prerna Bindra on

The plight of the tiger is well-documented: Its slipping fortune from a healthy 40,000-odd at the turn of the century to an alarming 1,400 currently; the loss of over 80 per cent of its habitat since then, and the relentless slaughter first for pleasure and trophy; now for rugs and robes and an apparent cure for impotency.

But,


Tiger Tourism?

Posted by: Prerna Bindra on

This is a quick response to the ire of those who say i am 'anti-tourism' and the 'hate mails' i get as author of the report on 'Impact of tourism on tigers & other wildlife in Corbett', I would like to point out that tourism infrastructure ie.a mad mushrooming of resorts is destroying vital tiger corridors which are critical to


 The 2010 census has found 74 lions in the revenue areas of Amreli, Bhavnagar and Junagadh.

Forest department officials said that the figure could have gone up to about 85-90 as those in the revenue area around Sasan were included in the count for Gir National Park. They said the state government is in process of developing new

Melagiri Landscape


A troop of five people descend down the narrow trail juggling their glances between the sky to look out for birds, the trail to look out for scat and pug marks and everywhere else to soak in the heavenly view of the towering hills all around. The call of the Common Hawk Cuckoo also called the Brain Fever Bird reverberates all


The Death of a Wetland...

Posted by: Prerna Bindra on

A confession...this is not being reported from the field. I have not personally visited Bharatpur National Park, not recently anyway. You could say I have abandoned it in its dire days-I simply do not have the heart to witness the slow death of the wetland, once fecund and so alive with the call and colour of myriad birds. My


The poaching of a tusker in the Narsinghpur forest under Aathgarh Division adjoining the Satkosia Tiger Reserve’s eastern boundary and the seizure of tusks from Rairakhol, also in the vicinity of the reserve, in February, have raised concerns.

Narsinghpur range has been a notorious stronghold of a highly organised poaching and


Jhargram: The marauding Dalma herd, which has been stuck in the Bhaudi forest of Lalgarh, killed a 40-year-old man at Gopalpur on Friday evening. The herd also went on the rampage in the village, demolishing huts and destroying crops. Lulu Kalindi, 

the victim, had left his hut to answer nature’s call when he was attacked


THE INITIATIVE

Posted by: Ashima Mandla on

 

As Bittu sir has told me, we have the right kind of support emerging from not only across the country but globally. it is rightly said, take care of the small things and the bigger ones fall in place. this is where i think back that the generations of our parents , grandparents and ancestors, took it on a rather carefree note.