Poaching tigers has been a major issue in most of our national park. There was a big cry about vanishing tigers when it was discovered that there were no tigers left in Sariska National Park. As it normally happens, new measures were taken to protect tigers after sufficient noise was made. But are the forest departments and the government really serious about the poaching issue? Aditya Singh thinks otherwise. He runs a lodge near Ranthambhore National Park, and blogs on wildlife conservation. Aditya feels that nobody, not even the NGOs are really keen on saving our wildlife.
The big boys of conservation – few well-known megalomaniac personalities who have cornered the conservation limelight/profits (believe me it is very profitable) and the Project Tiger (or NTCA) – are living in an elite dream world and are hopelessly out of touch with reality. They have a mutually beneficial relationship based on you scratch my back and I scratch yours.
Read Aditya’s take on poaching and conservation.