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CSE Fellowship Media Briefing on ‘Backs to the wall: Tigers, tiger habitats and conservation’ By: Papia Samajdar Finally, we managed to pull through the much challenged fellowship media briefing on tigers and issues around tiger conservation, and not just pulled through but did quite a good job of it, as it turned out -- gauging from the feedback of the resource people, and of course the journalists who, I believe, need this kind of downpour of information to make them understand the issues in-depth.


Protection of tigers is happening in India against all odds. A Sariska-type crisis haunts every protected area in India - where islands of conservation are under attack from poachers, miners and every other exploitative activity. They are also under siege from their own inhabitants, the people, who live in these reserves and outside the islands of conservation, and who have not benefited from these protected areas but continue to lose livelihood options and face daily harassment. In these circumstances, if the defences are down, protection will fail. The challenge is to ensure that the siege can be lifted so that the tigers can survive.

Down To Earth articles

 Centre stops mining near Tadoba Nov 2009 Forest officials kept eyes tightly shut Aug 2009 Talking the walk Nov 2008 Sunderbans Tiger Reserve Aug 2008 Sunderbans: a land in limbo Aug 2008 Astray? Aug 2008 Many takers of a park Apr 2008 The Iynchpin Sep 2007 Ragged law, poor enforcement Sep 2007 Tiger farming: India debates China experiment May 2007 Not conserved Jan 2007 Rising sea levels and tidal erosion eating up Sunderbans Jan 2007 Tourism in Ranthambore is inimical to wildlife Nov 2006 China to train captive bred Siberian tigers for wilderness Oct 2006 Students' organisation says no to gas pipeline in northeast Sep 2006 A tiger by the tail Jun 2006 In forest areas Apr 2006 One step forward, many steps back Mar 2006 Tourists are convenient scapegoats Jan 2006 Let's be very clear Dec 2005 Hostile takeover Dec 2005 GOT IT! Dec 2005 Parking problems Dec 2005 Avarice! Oct 1995 Imaginary tigers Mar 2005 The Sariska scam Mar 2005 Maneaten Mar 2005 Unseemly end for the royals Nov 2004 Road not taken Sep 2004 The Periyar model Jul 2004 Lost in transit Jul 2004 Eco development ended in 2000 Jul 2004 Imagining IEDP Jul 2004 Conserve or pickle? Jul 2004 BIG CAT IN TROUBLE Apr 2004 Rescue act Nov 2003 The number game Mar 2003 Tracking Tigers Sep 2001 STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE AUG 2001 TRADING IN CONTRABAND JAN 2001 NEEDED: A WAKE UP CALL Mar 2000 TRAMPLED DESTINIES  Mar 2000 WORKING IN ISOLATION Mar 2000 CONSERVATION TO DEATH Mar 2000 Of large carnivores and humans Jul 1999 Dying on the edge Jan 1999 Species At Stake Oct 1998 Tiger trouble Jul 1997 How effective is CITES? Jul 1997 Eco brahmanism  Jul 1997 Treeless in tiger country  Jun 1997 A perfect world Oct 1996 Targeting the tiger Dec 1995 Conservation boomerang Oct 1995 Forests march Mar 1995 People pay Mar 1995 Unwilling bull's eyes Nov 1994 Last chance for the big cat May 1994 Trailing the Siberian tiger May 1994 Tiger Territory May 1994 Fenced out of a livelihood Aug 1993 Stalking a goldmine in stripes May 1993 'Forest guards have powers, but no weapons' May 1993 Murder in the sanctuary May 1993 Countdown to survival May 1993