Category Archives: Tiger

“India has more than 70% of the world’s tiger population. Tigers play an important role in maintaining the delicate balance in our biodiversity […] Destruction of the environment for development and invasive tourism has to be stopped. By preserving the diverse ecosystems which tigers inhabit, we can ensure they never fall prey to extinction again.” – Greenpeace India “The tiger has earned his stripes, but will he keep them?” (Newsletter 29 July 2020)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=18406

“The combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power has earned the tiger its pride of place as the national animal of India. […] To check the dwindling population of tigers in India, ‘Project Tiger’ was launched in April 1973. So far, 27 tiger reserves have been established in the country under this project, covering an area of 37,761 sq km.” – National Animal – National Symbols (Know India: National Portal of India, 3 September 2011)
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“A total of 18 tiger range States, distributed in five landscapes of the country would be benefitted under the Project Tiger scheme [and] address the human wildlife conflict effectively. […] It will generate direct employment of about 30 lakh mandays annually which shall include many local tribes besides non-tribal local workforce.” – Government of India’s Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats beyond 12th Plan (Press Information Bureau, 5 September 2018)
https://pib.gov.in/Pressreleaseshare.aspx?PRID=1545068
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4226

“From being tiger worshippers to guardians of the wildlife, the Baiga tribe of Madhya Pradesh are playing a vital role in tiger conservation by helping forest officials in providing protection to the big cats and other wild animals living in the Kanha National Park.” – Outlook Magazine, 19 June 2016, “Tribals Join in Tiger Conservation in Kanha National Park”
https://www.outlookindia.com/newswire/story/tribals-join-in-tiger-conservation-in-kanha-national-park/943927
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=22282

“If tribals were the real enemies of the tigers then the only tigers left would not have been in tribal areas.” – Indian social workers Pushpanjali Sathpathy & Gunjan Jain (report on the way tribal communities displaced by “Project Tiger” authorities in the Simlipal Biosphere Reserve, part of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=3624

“The spread of invasive species, lead to a scarcity of herbaceous fodder, forcing the herbivores to modify their foraging behaviour and seeking new pastures. […] Seeking and following their prey, big cats as tiger and leopard follow the herbivore trails and enter into human settlements, which escalate into additional conflicts. All these are due to the sheer anthropogenic activities, the primary driver of forest ecosystem modifications.” – Davidson Sargunam in: Sivadas, D., Dhyani, S. Basu, O. & Karki, M. (2020, June). Harnessing Nature 2(3), 48pp.
https://harnessingnatureblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/hn_vol_2_issue_3_red.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=34181

Tiger conservation and tourism – its impact on the people in and around the tiger reserves

The Supreme Court order [2012] to ban tourism in core tiger reserves, and decisions to shoot poachers at sight find favour with some conservationists, the middle class and media. But what will their impact be on the people who live … Continue reading

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Video | Chenchu hunter-gatherers: An Ethnographic film by Sathya Mohan – Andhra Pradesh

This award-winning ethnographic documentary film made by Sathya Mohan PV, deals with the socio-economic and religious life of the Chenchus, the only Telugu speaking prehistoric hunting-gathering tribe living in the Nallamalai forests of Andhra Pradesh, India. They are a conservative … Continue reading

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“Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” – World Environment Day (5 June) – United Nations

For too long, we have been exploiting and destroying our planet’s ecosystems. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century we have& destroyed half of our wetlands. As much as 50 per cent of our … Continue reading

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“Adivasis no longer walk among the elephants without fear” – Human animal conflict on the rise – Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Chhattisgarh

On March 30, Kokila, an Adivasi woman, was collecting firewood with a few friends near Kozhikolly village in the Devala area of Gudalur taluk, 50 km below Udhagamandalam, when she was charged by an angry elephant. It hurled her to … Continue reading

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Tiger – a national symbol of India since Indus Valley Civilisation

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), is a subspecies of tiger native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The Bengal tiger is the most numerous of the tiger subspecies — with populations estimated at 1,411 in … Continue reading

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