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Sanctuary Asia
India's leading and conservation . Est.1981. Now a part of the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
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Can India Afford Not to Save Its Tigers? explains why the economies behind play a critical, yet a largely unrecognised role in India’s conservation efforts. Read his Opinion from the April issue here:
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Rizwan Mithawala, a conservation writer with the Wildlife Conservation Trust, shares the stories of four commendable forest guards who have dedicated their lives to protecting the tigers of their beloved Melghat Tiger Reserve. 📸Vishal Bansod
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From our April issue, writes about the injustice inflicted by the Supreme Court on 1.1 million adivasis whose communities have been living peacefully in forests across India for centuries. Read the piece here:
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Nature defender and Sanctuary Wildlife Service Awardee 2018 Goverdhan Meena shares a moment with his inspiration, wildlife legend Fateh Singh Rathore. Read more about Govardhan's activism journey here:
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about the Nicobar Pigeon? The closest living relative of the extinct flightless bird, the Dodo! Read more about them here: 📸Tomfriedel/Wikimedia Commons
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The Rishikulya beach along the coast of Odisha, not far from the state's capital city of Bhubaneshwar, is the world's largest mass nesting site of the vulnerable Olive Ridley Turtle. 📸Arghya Adhikary and Saurabh Chakraborty
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Parth Khatau Apr 17
Was an absolute pleasure speaking to about his journey over the years with and why the tiger is the best
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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Let's hope all of us conservationists, rights groups, and local communities - can come together to safeguard our common heritage and battle our common adversaries. But the first step towards doing so will be discarding dogma, rhetorics and accepting evidence based truths (n/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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Also read this thread to know more about the incredible tale of Idu Mishmi tribals and their "tiger brothers" by Sahil Nijhawan. Remember, no one size fits all model ever works, be it in conservation, forest protection or any other allied issue. (18/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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And the next time you hear the rhetoric of all forest dwellers being "enemies of wildlife", "impediment to conservation" read up on Idu Mishmis of Dibang, Chenchus of Nallamalla, the Bishnois, the Soligas, & remember these images from community conserved forests of Dibang. (17/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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So next time you hear the rhetoric of all forest dwellers being "born conservationists" "natural protectors of wildlife" remember the above & these images, and read up on the state of wildlife across tribal dominated east-central, west-central and north-east Indian forests (16/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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"natural conservationists", "best protectors of wildlife" and so on. I have pointed time and again how such broad brushing is absolutely inaccurate, be it done by rights groups or by conservationists who paint all tribals and forest dwellers as enemies of wildlife (15/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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It's true that tribals are the best protectors of forest, but forest protection needn't necessarily mean wildlife conservation. The two are not same. Unfortunately, uptil now all I see is rights group making blanket pronouncements that all tribals and forest dwellers are (14/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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to put an end to such mindless killing. If one keeps a stoic silence on such destruction of wildlife by locals that is illegal, one loses moral right to question the stoic silence of many conservationists on other illegalities. You two become the two sides of same coin (13/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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when it comes to themselves, there is little self-reflection & a will to admit that there might be aspects in their own ideological positions where reform is needed. Conservationists must join them in people's and rights struggles, but they too need to join conservationists(12/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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Amidst all this carnage, one never heard a word from rights activists and various advocacy groups. And that is hypocritical, because while these groups want traditional conservation to self-introspect (again, rightly so) and reform, they don't seem to be doing the same (11/n)
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Raza Kazmi Apr 16
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Some more images of the slaughter that happens each year in Midnapore, Jhargram, etc. It must be remembered that this documentation is from a small part of Bengal, similar hunts are organised by various tribes across Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, AP, Telangana and so on.(10/n)
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