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January 10, 2011

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Good post Namit. The reminiscences of the old man reminds me of how people tell stories-of-old in India, oftentimes quite exaggerated. Unfortunately this time, it all seems to be true. The BBC documentary indeed tells a sad tale, and its quite aggravating.
But I am so happy to know about Belinda Wright's work.

Thanks, Astrokid. I learned about Belinda Wright just days ago, after I heard the man in the video mention her and I googled her. If Belinda sees it, she might get a kick out of it. :-)

this is a nice video iam jagdish joshi from uttranchal (bageshwar)my email id jagdishjoshi463@gmail.com

Its a unique experience that we come across on each of your posts and it portrays a unique story in its own. This is one of them. Greetings and best wishes.

Here is a new video story from Al Jazeera, India: Last of the Tigers, which shows so many of the old challenges still remain.

"A century ago, 45,000 tigers lived wild in India’s forests. When hunting was banned in 1972, their numbers had fallen to 2,000. Today, the Indian government claims that there are 1,706, but few experts believe it, saying perhaps only 1,000 remain. Poaching is largely to blame, with a lucrative demand for tiger skin and parts from neighbouring China. There is also the continued destruction of tiger habitats as human communities expand, leading to growing conflict between man and tiger."

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