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Saving Wild Tigers 1900 - 2000
Saving Wild Tigers 1900 - 2000

Saving Wild Tigers 1900 - 2000

by Valmik Thaper

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English

Publisher

Permanent Black

ISBN

817824005X - Year: 2001 - Pages: 411

Binding

Hardcover

Valmik Thaper

Author: Valmik Thaper
Publisher: Permanent Black
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 411
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817824005X

Description

This book charts key moments in the fight to save the tiger, from early beginnings until now. It comprises the finest examples of tiger conservation by the greatest defenders of wild tigers.

Between 1875 and 1925 more than 80,000 tigers were slaughtered. Over the next fifty years the massacre grew so alarming that the tiger was driven to the brink of extinction. Alongside this mindless butchery, there began a crusade to protect the tiger.

The earliest essay here laments India's vanishing wilderness. By 1920 E P Stebbing, one of the first great protectors, speaks out for changes in wildlife laws. Then E W Champion, renowned for his pioneering writings, argues against motorcars in forests and limits on gun licenses. Jim Corbett is heard befriending the tiger while pointing out that hunters create man-eaters.

Later there is S H Prater, pleading for protection measures. The 1950s and 1960s are represented by E P Gee and Richard Parry, who feared the tiger was doomed. George Schaller, a guru to tigerwallahs, is seen injecting science into investigations of tiger decline. Indian voices are heard soon: Billy Arjan Singh, K Sankhala and S P Shahi. Then recent spokesmen: Peter Jackson, John Seidensticker, Ullas Karanth, Geoffrey Ward and Alan Rabinowitz, who have 'scientised' an issue which now covers Thailand, Indo-China, Nepal, Bangladesh and Siberia.

In recent times no activist has been more passionate about tiger-conservation than Valmik Thapar. The present book is part of his ongoing crusade. It is also a wonderfully readable anthology on the perils faced by tigers, and the travails of those trying to ensure it retains its regal, untamed magnificence.

THE EDITOR:

VALMIK THAPAR has spent twenty-five years working to save wild tigers. He has written eight books on tigers and presented the BBC film series 'Land of the Tiger'. He has been chairman of the Cat Specialist Group of IUCN for South Asia and a member of several committees relating to India's Ministry of Environment and Forests. He is the founder of the Ranthambhore Foundation which both works to save the tiger across India as well as networks on tiger-conservation issues across the planet.

Contents

Velmik Thapar
Introduction

CHAPTER I
Of Forests and Forests

CHAPTER II
Game Sanctuaries and Game Protection in India

CHAPTER III
Various Musings

CHAPTER IV
Preserving Wildlife in the United Provinces

CHAPTER V
Why Tigers Become Man-Eaters

CHAPTER VI
An Appeal for the Preservation of Wild Life

CHAPTER VII
The Wild Animals of the Indian Empire

CHAPTER VIII
The Wildlife of India

CHAPTER IX
The World of the Tiger

CHAPTER X
The Deer and the Tiger

CHAPTER XI
The Future of the Tiger

CHAPTER XII
The Twilight of the Animals

CHAPTER XIII
The Skin Trade

CHAPTER XIV
The Lost Cause ?

CHAPTER XV
Tigers and Man

CHAPTER XVI
Radio-tracking the Tiger

CHAPTER XVII
Battling for Wildlife in Bihar

CHAPTER XVIII
Looking Back on Project Tiger

CHAPTER XIX
Bearing Witness

CHAPTER XX
Back from the Brink

CHAPTER XXI
If All the Beasts Were Gone, Man would Die

CHAPTER XXII
Problems and Solutions

CHAPTER XXIII
Wildlife Abuse

CHAPTER XXIV
Massacre

CHAPTER XXV
Why Save Tigers ?

CHAPTER XXVI
The Brutal Encounter : Man and Tiger

CHAPTER XXVII
The Status of the Indochinese Tiger

CHAPTER XXVIII
Approaches to Tiger Conservation

CHAPTER XXIX
Roaring Back

CHAPTER XXX
Vision and Process in Securing a Future for Wild Tigers

CHAPTER XXXI
Saving Tigers in Dry Tropical Habitats

CHAPTER XXXII
The Big Cat Massacre

CHAPTER XXXIII
The Future of the Tiger in the Twenty-First Century

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