Tiger trapped

Published: Saturday 15 June 2002

-- This book works as a quick guide to the conservation of tigers in India. Relevant legislations have been discussed and the Wild Life Act, which is crucial to understanding the discussion that follows, is laid out in full. Various figures have also been put together to work as a quick reference. The book starts with a brief history of wildlife conservation in India, with particular reference to tigers. The author explains his predilection for tigers. India, he believes has always been 'tigerland', and should continue to be so. It goes on to lay out information on various kinds of tigers, and their distribution in India, as also the food habits of these majestic beasts. Information about danger zones for tigers and certain basic conservation attempts are also studied in some detail. Basically, this is a no-frills book that lays out information in an accessible format. The author also attempts to present a round-up of how tiger conservation works in practice in India.

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