While the conservation debate with its interplay of emotions and science continues, one thing is for sure. Machli shows us what happens if we give solid protection to tigers.
The barometer of India’s leadership in tiger conservation will be both in securing Indian wild tigers in our forests as well as diplomatic heft for Chinese captive tigers.
Riding hard on its promise of a better India, the BJP government has consistently spoken on creating ‘ease of doing business’. And the way to do this, the government seems to think, is by dissolving clearance regimes.
No normal tiger approaches a fallen man, drags and guards a corpse defiantly and eats it, and kills victims with a bite to the neck.
Cambodia has confessed to not having the money for the cost involved, estimated to be $20-50 million, in its national budget.
Forest officials are claiming that most of the deaths were from natural causes, but activists blame the state government.