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1,000 Days To Save The Tiger

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

I penned these words together with Valmik Thapar, tiger defender, as far back as September 1996. But they could have been written year after year, because very little real action actually emerged in India to protect our wildlife, including the tiger. In the intervening years tiger habitats continued to be sacrificed to dams,


Why BAN "Ecotourism"?

Posted by: arun tp on

 

 

I have to write some definitions on few terms related to tourism before giving some wide perspective on damage created by Eco-Tourism.

 

Tour refers to the Journey to various places, coming back in the end to the place the journey started from!

 

Tourism refers to the business of providing travel, accommodation, food,


News has come in that the largest village in the core area of Similipal Tiger Reserve, Jenabil, shifted out of the reserve voluntarily on 9th March 2010.

62 families shifted out from Jenabil in Similipal's core area to the 'model village' created for them at Ambdiha, outside the reserve. Keeping with the NTCA's guidelines, every


Good People Out There

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

I wanted to share this short correspondence with a most wonderful man. His name is (Retd) Major B.G. Padbidri and he wrote to me enclosing a cheque of Rs. 50,000, which he wanted Sanctuary to disburse to the three persons mentioned below, who received wildlife awards from us in 2009.

I have requested Mrs. Madhu Bhatnagar of Sri


Global warming a question

Posted by: arun tp on

 

"Global warming" and resulting scenario is partially the result of Industrialization and Scientific advancement. Partially is used instead of probable as the time and space is related to the climatic change resulting from the ongoing evolution of universe, the evolution related to the galaxies, its space, evolution of the


Keoladeo Ghana Must Live

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Keoladeo Ghana is being assassinated. Prerna Bindra wrote to me suggesting that Sanctuary runs a campaign to save it. This was my response to her and I would like very much for members of the Sanctuary fraternity to pitch in with ideas of their own.

Dear Prerna: Yes we should do a campaign to protect the Keoladeo Ghana


Water Table a major question?

Posted by: arun tp on

 

Every life form's depends on Water. Nothing special after Industrial Revolution, the world was soaked in new attitude towards environment. New term "Industrial estates" bloomed around the continents, disregarding wastage treatments, pushing untreated wastes organic as well as inorganic into the virgin natural environment


My friend had once remarked, "You are such a dodo!" It was a spontaneous reaction from his side when I said something foolish...

Have you ever wondered why someone is called 'DODO' when ever the person seems to be dumb, innocently stupid???  No???

 BUT, I did...........

That day I wanted to figure out why a dumb person is usually


LETS PLEDGE........

Posted by: Divya on

 

I can't explain how irritated and disgusted I feel day in and day out; when I read about tiger skin smugglers being arrested, several tons of tiger-bones being seized, international wildlife trafficking rackets being busted and filthy news of the tiger skin costing a lakh of rupees and just one kilogram of tiger bones costing


WIERD US!!!

Posted by: Divya on

I just came across this obnoxious news-piece on BBC news which says that a Chinese man has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for ' killing and EATING' a rare tiger of Indochinese origin! How disgustingly desperate is that!

The man, Kang Wannian, who happens to be a villager in the southern province of Yunnan is supposed to