Friday, May 9, 2014

Jhurjhura tigress a tragic demise

I read in papers and on FaceBook the ghastly incident that occurred in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve few days a go. Following the incident keenly I realized that what is a National Tragedy will soon be forgotten. The loss would get mired in administrative unaccountability and legal loop holes which will play their part if some substantiated findings are reached.

Jhurjura tigress is one of the many big cats that have died before their prime. This is not only the loss of an endangered species it is indicative of care and regards that we have for other life forms.

What exactly happened?

The facts are yet to come out was is arrogant reckless driving, which I have been experiencing often since number of years?

Was it deliberate murder?

Or accident?

Let us hope that we are soon enlightened of the facts. But what next? Will the incident fall in the same vein as Panna and Sariska and forgotten or setting up of a new order pacify us.? Will few heads rise and see that the incident is not forgotten till suitable corrective action ensues in order to prevent repeat?

This is the best chance to see how we regard our National Pride. This country as whole should react to this incident.

Any way whatever happened could have been prevented. The death is a testimony to the fact that more needs to be done in order to make tourism safer and fruitful in our tiger reserves.

Reckless driving is one issue

Death of a tiger!

Ever since the down slide of the tiger in India has become apparent the causus belli has created deep consternation. First it was the Project Tiger which elated then depressed. The NTPCA and what not. The down slide continues till today.

We keep on reading a death of a tiger or tigress here and then. The same goes for the leopard albeit more extensive. The situation is so precarious that a loss of one tiger in present circumstances is equivalent of hundred. The poaching of tigers in Panna and Sariska is a frightening spectacle since it happened right under the eye of the administration and that too in the core zones. Tiger deaths elsewhere ---- sans territorial fights.... They God they are

Question: Who was responsible, the poachers of course &......(sic)?

Question: Tourism (sic)?

Why it happened?

Since 1972 we are still learning and finding.....How to save the tiger?