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Saving the Pygmy Hog

It is the world’s smallest and rarest extant suid and only a handful of people can ever claim to have seen it in the wild. It is 55 to 71 cm. long, weighs around eight to 11 kg. and stands just 12 inches (20 to 30 cm.) tall. The days when the pygmy hog was common along the foothill plains of the Himalaya in India, Bhutan and Nepal are long past.

The Man-Eating Syndrome

There are now eleven Tiger Reserves in India. Hopefully, there will soon be more. The killing of tigers and their commercial exploitation is banned, but along with the desire to save the tiger there exists a blind determination to exploit his habitat. The tiger is our national animal and an international status symbol, but we have not been able to muster sufficient political support to prevent the destruction…

Tiger Truths

January/February 1993: The author, ‘Billy’ Arjan Singh was one of the first to blow the whistle on the sinister motives of the shikar operators who insisted on minting fortunes out of shikar, even when presented with evidence that the great cats were headed towards extinction.

Corbett National Park

The author, a confirmed Corbett addict, talks of the Park, its forests, history and its many moods, with quiet authority born out of years of association and love.

Saving The Barasingha A Conservation Saga

Cradled in the sylvan Mekal hills in the eastern sector of the central Indian highland, Kanha National Park sprawls over an area of 940 square km. in the Mandla and Balahgat districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is not only among the largest of India's national parks, but is considered to be one of the best wildlife treasure troves of Asia.

Ranthambhor – Fortress Haven For Indian Wildlife

Dusk is tigertime and an electric change transforms the jungle. We wait, intently listening to distant sounds as the air is sharply split by the scare-call of a chital. Close and to our right, a sambar bellows confirmation as the frantic cackle-barking of langurs adds to the cacophony, and a peaceful jungle is suddenly filled with fear and alarm. A predator walks.

Project Tiger– India’s Ecological Oasis

Kailash Sankhala, author of the international best seller ‘Tiger’, is by any count a remarkable man. A Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow, his life has been so totally dedicated to saving the tiger that even today, nearly five years after his resignation as the Director of Project Tiger, the prime motivating factor in his life remains the animal he loves so passionately.

Wild Ambitions – Making tourism work for wildlife

Wildlife tourism is a double-edged sword, capable of consuming the very destinations it markets. The tourism industry must change drastically from within from being mere users to protectors, opines Hashim Tyabji.

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