“The air we breathe and the water we drink stem from the biodiversity of the universal environment and its economics. The tiger is at the centre of this truth. If it goes, we go!“ - wrote the legendary conservationist Billy Arjan Singh.
So, the reality is we MUST save this glorious animal from extinction. The main problems the tiger is facing are those of habitat loss and poaching. Creating tiger reserves and national parks protect the habitat of the tiger. With its habitat intact, the tiger can live in peace and feed on its` natural prey [ instead of feeding on cattle ]. Again, the curse of poaching is inflicting our forests. Most of the poachers are tribals and local people who know the tiger`s ways from childhood. If these people are given employment, if they have enough resources to fend off their families, they won`t harm the tiger. The love for the forest and the tiger is imprinted upon themselves from eons. If given a choice, they will save the forest. This employment generates from tourism. So, a well-deveoped tourist plan fares well for the tiger. And well if the tiger is saved, the forest is saved. If the forest is saved, man is saved.
THE EYES OF THE TIGER ARE THE BRIGHTEST OF ANY ANIMAL ON EARTH. AT DUSK OR IN THE BEAM OF A TORCH, THEY BLAZE BACK THE AMBIENT LIGHT WITH AWE INSPIRING INTENSITY. IT WOULD BE A TRAGEDY AND DERELICTION OF DUTY IF WE ALLOWED THAT MAGICAL FIRE TO BURN OUT. - BILLY ARJAN SINGH.