Can we democratize tiger protection in India?

“It’s like a big safari park,” a Russian scientist working on Siberian tigers whispered to us conspiratorially after his first visit to Ranthambore National Park in 1996. From his point of view, the Russian Far East was a “real” wilderness. To him, all of our national parks and tiger reserves were little more than zoos … Read more

explained | Why is there concern about the population of tigers in the Western Ghats?

The story so far: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Project Tiger – a landmark program to conserve Indian tigers from extinction – Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Big Cats Alliance conference in Mysuru where he also revealed that India has no less than 3,167 tigers as per last count. (2022). What is … Read more