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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


Tigers and Tourism

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

The buzz is that ALL tourism in core areas of tigers reserves should be banned. That would be downright stupid.

I am a major votary of heavier wildlife tourism regulation, particularly on the establishment of lodges right outside reserves that turn forests into bazaars tha rob the dignity of visitors, as they endanger wildlife.


Sundarban experienced a low density cyclonic weather on the evening of Monday 26.04.2010. A young Tigress probably misguided by the strong wind & turbulent river entered the Adibashipara village in the Bagna Range & was spotted by a villager. 

Prompt initiative by the villagers drived the animal into an abandoned hut


Around 150 tribals, armed with bows, arrows, axes and spears were chased out of the Similipal Tiger Reserve's Nawana Range on 19th April. They were making an attempt for a traditional mass hunting exercise known as 'Akhand Shikar'.

Deputy Director DK Samal said that his department managed to foil the shikar spree by preventing

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


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


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