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So, the tiger count in India is out, pegged ~1700 after the tiger census 2010. What does it mean to us? Is it a sign of improvement? The last India tiger census (2006) had put the figure ~1400.
Looks like the count is more because of the improved processes and increase in the sampling area. And, these figures are mostly for the protected areas. Counting or sampling is very difficult in the open areas.
Today, March 20 is observed as the World House Sparrow Day. Saving Nature is not unrelated to Save Tigers campaign. The vanishing house sparrow is a danger signal. We have become experts in destroying nature every which way we can! So, at least on this ceremonial day, spare a thought for the (not so ubiquitous any more) sparrow.
Here’s a 140 character rhyme, that you can use to Tweet for the Sparrow!
#Sparrow Sparrow, where ave u been?
2 #jungle coz ur city gone clean
No bowl o water, no grain to spare
All concrete n not a patch of #green
Redeeming Our Pledge for Wildlife Conservation, was originally published in the print edition of Central Chronicle of Bhopal on September 30, 2010. Read the full article reproduced here at SaveTigers.com, with the author Dr. Rakesh Shukla’s permission.
Dr. Rakesh Shukla is a wildlife research officer in the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department and is currently based in Kanha Tiger Reserve. He is a winner of the ABN-AMRO Sanctuary award.
Okay folks! We all know, we need to save tigers – that’s why you are at this website. We hope all of you have now become aware of the various things you can do to save tigers. Many of you may also be having some more ideas. Most of you comment that the numbers are down and we got to save tigers – but, we all already know that. Right!
So, let’s stop wasting time and get productive. Don your thinking caps and let the creative juices flow. Got an idea, or a strategy? Shoot it across. Got some data and analysis – share it.
We are rewarding the best entries with:
1 book on tiger conservation;
That’s 111 prizes to be won! Send in as many entries as you can think and create. Use the contact-us page to send your entries and remember to join our mailing list to get updates on this and other contests.
The entries will be judged by a panel of eminent persons and authorities related to wildlife and tiger conservation.
Please note that the ideas should be legal, non-destructive, reasonable, practical and agreeable to all stakeholders right from the forest denizens (including our dear Tiger) to the world community.
This contest open until September 30, 2010. Winners will be announced during wildlife week starting October 2, 2010.
Saving Sher Khan by Pracheer Saran.
We all have heard of famous character Sher Khan the tiger from the Rudyard Kipling‘s classic novel Jungle Book. As a kid, we all were enthralled, mystified and excited and longed to see the animated film ‘Jungle Book’ by Disney Animation studio. Sher Khan the tiger is one such character in the film besides Mowgli the jungle boy, Baloo the beer, Bagheera the panther, etc who will never be forgotten. However, in reality we have forgotten to save and protect him.
Click here to continue reading Saving Sher Khan by Pracheer Saran.
Just to let our visitors know – we are soon going to run a save tigers contest. 111 prizes would be up for grabs. While we iron out the modalities, please start thinking of what to do to save tigers or if you have already done something start documenting it – ideas, articles, photographs, drawings, games, software – anything goes!
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