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Project Tiger - the jewel in India’s wildlife conservation efforts is three decades old. Despite this the condition of tigers in our country is quite bleak. Merinews is starting a discussion on the future of tigers. You can voice your concern and share your experiences and insights on this subject by registering on our site and posting your articles here.
 
TIGER CONSERVATION
Putting in our tuppence for the tiger
New Delhi: Project Tiger has been set up with the aim of protecting tigers. Despite central assistance and planning it seems to have lost its way and seeks initiatives from the masses.
 
Project Tiger at the crossroads
New Delhi: Project Tiger has been set up with the aim of protecting tigers. Despite central assistance and planning it seems to have lost its way and seeks initiatives from the masses.
 
'I want to help tigers through my web site'
UK: The real beauty of tigers is seen in the wild and not in the zoo. I want people to make a difference if the government cannot.
 
DEMAND FOR TIGER PRODUCTS
Poaching meets huge demand for tiger products
New Delhi: Despite its large resources and efforts, the government has so far failed to eliminate illegal trade in tiger bones and skins. Major steps are needed to save the species from extinction.
 
TIGERS THROUGH HISTORY
Tigers through the ages
New Delhi: Tigers carry a great significance in the Indian mythology. Throughout history, they have been regarded as life-givers, guardians and protectors.
 
TRIBAL - TIGER CONFLICT
Will the Forest Rights Bill save both tribals and tigers?
The draft Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill proposes to safeguard the interests of forest dwellers. But, conservationists ask if this will be at the cost of India's wildlife.
 
PROBLEMS WITH TIGER COUNTS
Unscientific techniques pose problems with tiger counts
New Delhi: India needs a reliable and scientific method to determine the number of tigers and thus work out the conservation plans.
 
MY TIGER EXPERIENCE
Tigers in Sariska
A disappointing trip to Sariska, where some tourists were fooled into believing that there were about hundred tigers. But the real story was totally different.
 
   
 
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Valmik Thapar
Cat Specialist Group,
World Conservation Union

"There is a lot of lip service, rhetoric and file pushing," Thapar says, "but people are not getting their feet dirty in the tiger's home."

     
   
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