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Mourning the death of a tigress

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sonia mojumdar
Lets keep our heads.
by sonia mojumdar on Jun 02, 2010 06:51 PM  | Hide replies

I happen to have lived very close to the forests of MP for the last 15 years. Actually let us see what we are fighting against and how. Hope all have read the latest edition of India Today.
We are trying to save the tigers in a handful of Tiger Reserves, with bare minimum infrastructure. Tigers are being protected from poachers as well as ever increasing tourist pressure (as can be seen from the entries in this blog) by a handful of aging, unarmed forest staff. The forest guards have to roam on foot, armed only with a stick, living deep in the forests, with not even the bare neccissities - to face armed poachers. 'Educated and enlightened english speaking bloggers' do nothing but write articles on fancy websites, doing nothing but criticisising others. How many have tried to contribute to really improve the situation. It is us tourists, that have made life hell for the tigers in the parks. Anyone who has seen the Gypsy vehicles moving in the parks can only see the greed of business there. All major industrialists including the Tatas (taj Group) have resorts near the park. But what do they do for the Parks, other then reaping their dollars. - Nothing. And what do the esteemed environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts like the author of this article say against them - NOTHING. So please first get our priorities straight, and then criticise others.

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Shashank misra
Re: Lets keep our heads.
by Shashank misra on Jun 03, 2010 06:35 PM
REBELLION DOESnot happen every day, and we cowards are to afraid to go for rebellion, wh do not take that path when some one is doing wrong to us, then who will care for those poor tigers. Just wait and watch when we will be able to see them in pictures.

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Cowsi Rusi Writer
by Cowsi Rusi Writer on Jun 02, 2010 12:03 AM

Unfortunately in India, the government just does not care for its very own people, then where will they care for Tigers, or any animal as a Whole.

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National Shame...
by varghese on Jun 01, 2010 02:15 PM

We Indians make money exhibiting our National animal like in an circus show...this itself shows what an cheap people we really are specially when its an endangered species and because it being an National animal..looks like without foreign tips our national animal will stop getting food..cheapies...

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laximan bandodkar
tigress death
by laximan bandodkar on Jun 01, 2010 11:06 AM  | Hide replies

Bloody that MP sons must be kicked on his ass and how come he can owe resort in Govt. property.he should be punished.
Tigresss's cubs should be taken care.


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Cowsi Writer
Re: tigress death
by Cowsi Writer on Jun 02, 2010 12:05 AM
U R right, but unfortunately no one cares for animals, and this is India.

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krishna SAMARAO
Shocking episode
by krishna SAMARAO on May 31, 2010 05:45 PM

I am really pained and shocked over the death of the Jhurjhura. Inspite of SAVE OUR TIGERS campaign which has spread to the ears of every INDIAN. I have no words to explain.

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True Indian
Here is the Remedy
by True Indian on May 31, 2010 10:37 AM  | Hide replies

My experience in Ranthambhor: Last year i went to Ranthambhor and what i saw was not healthy. Internet booking was down; because of peak time. and agents wants to make more money.
You have to stand in the queue to get the gypsy and truck booking at 5 in the morning.

Out-of 40 gypsies; only 2 allocated to the peope waiting in the queue. Remaining 38 are booked using back-door apprach by paying double price(4500 instead 2500).

Trucks were so noisy; None of the tiger can be viewed from it. They should get rid of such vehicles.

By paying thd double amount 4000Rs. i got the 4-seats in Gypsy. And luckily when we saw the tigeress with 2-cubs;Gypsy drivers started making some kind of noises; and some how 20 gypsies turn-up at same time. They all were competing to go near to tigeress as near as can..You can clearly see the uncivilised way they behave...i know the reason for it..Big tips from foreign tourists.

Based on this story, i can suggest..
- Government should own these vehicles; which goes to the Wild-life sancturies. No private operators.
- Everything should be booked as per the original designed process. Internet based booking should be allowed.
- No tips allowed.

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Shashank misra
Re: Here is the Remedy
by Shashank misra on Jun 03, 2010 06:37 PM
Sam as in bandipur harnataka, these reserve are on mercy of tourist operatiors, if they can they will kill each and every tiger and charge people to show them

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Prakash Nadar
Re: Here is the Remedy
by Prakash Nadar on Jun 01, 2010 10:30 PM
Tourism is called disaster in India, not really proud of this. Thanks for letting us know about your experience.

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True Indian
Re: Here is the Remedy
by True Indian on May 31, 2010 10:52 AM
We should select Ex-Military serivemen for driving job. Lots of discipline is needed there.

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sunaabh sarkar
No Resorts Must Be Permitted Within any Sanctuary
by sunaabh sarkar on May 31, 2010 08:10 AM

A WLS should be treated a protected area. No Sanctuaries be permitted within it and only the sanctuary owned vehicles be permitted. No one should be allowed inside or remain inside the sanctuary after or before the alocated time. Guys we have already intruded a lot into 'their' lets keep off what ever now remains theirs.

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swaminathankt kt
cubs must be protected at all cost.
by swaminathankt kt on May 31, 2010 07:08 AM  | Hide replies

The tiger cubs must be protected with extra care, because survival will be difficult for them unless protected upto growing big enough to hunt and self-protect.

within the sanctuary why they allow private vehicles is not known. in a tiger sanctuary only forest vehicle, safari on an elephant , to travel to view points only must be allowed.

if a politician runs a resort within the boundary or adjacent to it then the forest dept. should take extra care to protect the natural animals from the two legged ones.

well i mean the animals at least should have right of living in their own territory. even if that is not allowed , man will have to pay the price in a larger sence, maybe not understood by everyone.

best way is to control vehicle movement within the deep of the forest, and allow only forest safaris, and arranged trips on trucks for watching animals.

as far as the accident causing death of the animal, severe action should be taken, but then the officials must be worried which party in power, and which could come next.

that is the fate of this country, as very few has the guts and gumption to take action against the culprits even if they belong to political powers.

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Prakash Nadar
Re: cubs must be protected at all cost.
by Prakash Nadar on Jun 01, 2010 10:31 PM
Who will enforce this? The forest dept who is working for the ministers?

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shehla masood
who is the murderer of Jhurjhuria Tigress in Bhandabgarh?
by shehla masood on May 29, 2010 05:27 PM  | Hide replies

share whatever information u have or your friends have//please nail the culprit

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mirambika sikdar
Re: who is the murderer of Jhurjhuria Tigress in Bhandabgarh?
by mirambika sikdar on May 30, 2010 11:32 AM
you are almost close to the tiger

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