NOT MORE THAN 1200 TIGERS ARE LEFT IN INDIA.. IT'S NOW OR NEVER.. !!!!


Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Success Story: Sariska Tiger Reserve

Located 107 kms from the State Capital, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is spread over 866 sq kms. This reserve is home to many rare animals like the Leopard, Jakals and Jungle cats. The core area streches to about 500 sq kms.

After the Kings went missing in the Sariska Tiger Reserve two years back, The Central Government decided to bring them back, provided the state government created an ecologically secure habitat.

The Tiger Task Force recommeded relocating four villages as they were a threat to wildlife. Bhagani village in Tehla forest range in the heart of the Sariska Reserve was relocated to Behor in Alwar district. About 100 kms from Sariska. The Wildlife Trust of India, an NGO helping the forest department to relocate the vilage, handed over the drafts for compensation to the 18 relocated families. The remaining three villages will be relocated soon.

Sariska Tiger Reserve, home to dozens of majestic cats a few years back, lost the entire population due to poaching and habitat disturbances. Poachers like Sansar Chand, who is currently in a jail in Rajasthan are responsible for the heavy loss. A Poacher, Balwan, confessed of obtaining 2 Tiger skins from Sariska for a petty sum of Rs.5000.

Success in relocating the villages would bring back the King in the Wild. We have 1300-1500 Tigers still roaming free in our Country. Let them Live. Save the Tiger.

2 comments:

Undertrial said...

i congratulate the effort to bring back the tiger to sariska.

unfortunately, the current approach to project tiger is based on the presumption that we have to choose between the tiger and the tribal, both of whom share the same habitat. that is not entirely correct. as a tribal-shikari's grandson, i know only too well that one of the reasons the tiger roamed freely in our forests for centuries is because of- and not despite- the mutually symbiotic relationship it has with the tribal.

the destruction of the tiger's habitat also entails the destruction of the tribal's life. instead of displacing him; the tribal should therefore be put at the centre of the conservation effort. that seems to me to be a much more sensible course.

regards,
AJ

Tiger said...

You are right.. and efforts are being made towards this also.. As the locals are being trained for conservation and saving the wildlife.. They are also employed as guides in these national parks.. because they have the knowledge of the area..

Relocation is done where the villages are in the middle of the forest which sometimes is a danger to wildlife.. Sometimes people kill Tigers in anger.. because tigers are threat to their livestock..

WHEN A MAN KILLS A TIGER, THEY CALL IT A SPORT.. WHEN A TIGER KILLS A MAN,THEY CALL IT FEROCITY.. !!!!