India: tourism benefits tiger population

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In 2008, the number of tigers in India had dropped to a staggering 1,411, yet this month India’s environment minister announced that tiger figures have almost doubled to 2,226, reaching a level not seen since 2002. The rising population of tigers in India can partly be attributed to the success that tiger reserves have played… Read more »

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Top 5 Tiger Conservation Steps For India

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The national animal of India, the Royal Bengal Tiger, has become the poster child of wildlife conservation in India. Thanks to the tiger, India has woken up to the great threat that wildlife is facing owing to massive human interference with nature. Hence, although the tiger may evoke fear in many people’s hearts, his growing… Read more »

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India: Sunderbans III

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[Part 6] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   Had to make an early start today for the trip to the Sunderbans. We set off by minibus to the small village of… Read more »

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India: Kolkata II

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[Part 5] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   After omelette and toast in the garden, I set off with my guide for the day to ‘Imperial Kolkata’, the main area where… Read more »

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India: Kolkata I

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[Part 4] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   I flew into Kolkata with IndiGo, another of India’s fledgling budget airlines, and was incredibly impressed by the whole flight experience – definitely… Read more »

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