02nd Mar 2013

The imperative for voluntary relocation

It is important to make provision of funds for the shifting of people from wildlife parks. It is a win-win solution, which will help us achieve the twin objectives of...

16th Feb 2013

Mining: Death knell for Saranda:-the world’s finest Sal forest

Underneath this pristine Sal forest lies one of the country’s richest repositories of iron ore. But existing mines have already damaged swathes of Saranda as well as led to the...

13th Feb 2013

The Tiger..and other animals

Today In Mongabay, (February 12, 2013) there is an article which titles :Tigers gobble up 49% of India’s wildlife funds, other species get nothing. The tiger is NOT ‘gobbling’ up...

03rd Feb 2013

Supporting India’s Green Army

For,   Shri Jairam Ramesh The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India I would like to draw your attention towards India’s forest guards,...

31st Jan 2013

On the wrong track

Indian Railways should consider changing their mascot Bholu, the elephant. It doesn’t make for good PR when death-by-train pretty much tops the macabre list of causes for elephant mortality. Or,...

28th Jan 2013

Goa’s oldest tourists under threat

A half-moon casts a pale light over a desolate beach on the western coast of India. A ripple breaks the gently lapping waters as an olive-ridley turtle emerges from the...

01st Aug 2012
photograph © Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj

Save the Tiger

Saving the tiger, I am delighted to note, has caught the nation’s imagination.. Encouragingly, tiger conservation has even entered political consciousness at the national level, and today no political leader...

10th May 2012
tiger in nagarahole - image by ramki sreenivasan

The Gift of the Tiger

I visited the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve this February, and was fortunate enough to witness the spectacular sight of a tiger stalking elephants. That marked the beginning of my Nagarahole tiger...