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Shifting pain in Ranthambhore

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  First forest officials come up with a harebrained scheme. Then they go to absurd lengths to justify it. En route, conservationists are shown in poor light. And the future of the tiger gets dimmer.

This farce is being played out in Rajasthan to mobilise opinion against the sudden halt on tiger translocation from Ranthambhore


Restoring access to Bandhavgarh

Posted by: Harsh Varma on

 

The Bandhavgarh action plan -- keeping wildlife safe and making wildlifers feel at home:

  • 1.) Scrap tiger shows on elephants. Even the Rs 45,000 rides must be done away with. No exceptions should be made -- not even for Rahul Gandhi! The pachyderms should only be used for forest work and by officials during tiger census.
  • 2.)

TIGER HAVEN OR VIP PRESERVE?

Posted by: Harsh Varma on

 

 If you thought sighting tigers was directly proportional to how lucky you were, think again. Now spotting the big cat is predicated on how well linked you are. At least at the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, the law of the jungle has been rewritten.

The new field director is said to have altered rules to suit the tiger. In my view,