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T 24 or Ustaad episode in Ranthambhore

Warning: Graphic images   8th May 2015 – Ranthambhore national park I, Aditya Singh, was on a safari in Ranthambhore national park with my friend Dharmendra Khandal of Tiger Watch. At around 18:05 hours we were parked near a lake when we heard a wireless message in a Forest Department jeep that was parked next…

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Too close for comfort

“Gemunu” is a wild tusker was born in 1991, part of an elephant herd based in Yala national park of Sri Lanka. Though his mother was vary of vehicles and visitors to the park, Gemunu was extremely tolerant of them. Male elephants have to leave the herd once they grow up and after Gemunu left…

Death by Poisoning

Two tiger poisoned in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

At around 1000 hours in the morning the Deputy Field Director of Ranthambhore national park (RS Shekhawat) called me and asked me to reach the Tadla chowki (or Forest Guard House) near Banas river as soon as possible, along with MD Parasher. He told me that the two “Chiroli cubs” were dead, probably poisoned and…

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Wildlife migration corridors from Ranthambhore

A few days ago I read the following news in the Times of India, one of India’s leading daily newspaper. It goes like this: Tigers will now roar at Darrah JAIPUR: After Ranthambore and Sariska, Darrah. Rajasthan is all set to get its third tiger reserve, and India its 39th, very soon. The National Tiger…

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A great article

Wildlife is on the brink by PANKAJ SEKHSARIA Wildlife is on the brink and it is high time we took a critical look at our conservation realities and policies. Most that share landscapes with wildlife, for instance, live extremely low impact lives yet they pay the biggest cost for conservation. Question of survival: Tribal settlements…

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Interesting email exchange

Interesting email exchange between Deepali and your truly. Deepali is a naturalist, photographer and economist from Delhi. I got her permission to share this on the blog. From: Deepali Sharma Sanwal Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 11:11:25 +0530 To: Aditya Singh Subject: hi from Delhi Hi Aditya Hello from Delhi. Read your blog.. wanted to…

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The tourism conundrum – An insider responds

Here is an article that I wrote for the Sanctuary magazine: A few weeks ago, I received a scathing response from a ‘tiger activist’ friend to an article I had posted online about the conservation value of tourism. After blasting my views, he finally stated that what tigers really need is “isolation from the forest…

Guda tigress with a kill

Update from Ranthambhore

It’s been a long time since I posted on the blog. I was on a long vacation and got back to Ranthambhore about 3 weeks ago and since then I have been busy trying to make a living. Yes some of us have to do that. Here are some updates from Ranthambhore: 1. The Park…

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Tigress found dead in Ranthambhore

Yesterday afternoon (1st September 2008) the carcass of a tigress was found in the Guda area, that lies at the southern end of the Ranthambore national park. This tigress was known as the Guda female (see image below) and was over 10 years old – an old age for wild tigers – and had two…

Dara male – the first tiger to be shifted from Ranthambore to sariska

Ranthambhore – Sariska and tiger shuttle – Part II

……….About a year ago the Rajasthan Forest Department declared that they would relocate tigers from Ranthambhore to Sariska to right the wrong. When they fist came out with this plan almost everyone (including me) laughed at it. Most people (not me this time) had declared Sariska as history. A few months after it came out…