August 14, 2010

Another human negligence & another tiger loss

After killing of Jhurjhura Tigress, and subsequent mystery over the driver of culprit vehicle it was expected from Bandhavgarh National Park authority to act more cautiously and responsibly in future. Current incident has revealed the fact that we have not learned any lesson from our past mistakes. When declared protected area was not fenced then what else can be expected? For how long luck will favor the cubs? Cubs were left carelessly to become victim of other wild animals. It is said that forest department allotted the task of fencing the area to a firm and the fencing work was delayed. It is a human error that can be called directly or indirectly responsible for killing of cub. We have left room for such unfortunate incidences. Here question also arises that why forest department didn't act timely on such delay in fencing work as they have will be blamed & held responsible in any such case.

After the death of Jhurjhura tigress, it is expected from park authority to act more cautiously and responsibly. Park authority has been facing severe criticism on the way tigress killing was handled. Till now no one was declared as actual culprit despite of the fact that accident occurred inside park core-area, vehicle identification has been established but driver & co-passengers are still unidentified. It shows how high profile persons are shielded in our system against clutches of law. It also gives inspiration & provocation to others to do unlawful activities.

One more unusual behavior often shown by park authorities is to blame tourists for poor management of park. After killing of tigress, first officials try to blame tourist vehicle for incident. Officials put conditions on normal safari, cordoned of the area in the name of cubs protection, reduced the maximum limit of safari vehicles entry. But this time they have no reason to blame tourists. Tourists never visit park with an intention to hurt any animal. On the contrary to this, tourism act as watch-dog for wildlife. It is the tourist vehicle during routine safari that has first sighted injured jhurjhura tigress first and reported the matter to officials. This time park was closed, nobody was aware of cub's death till many days and remaining cubs are also missing. We should not blame tourism as hurdle in wildlife conservation but a helping hand that has raised awareness in public to promote wildlife conservation and get them close to nature.

Jhurjhura Tigress cub found dead in Bandhavgarh

One of the Jhurjhura Tigress cub found dead in Bandhavgarh National Park. Its age was about 8 months. Remaining two cubs are still missing. First hand information says that cub was killed by some neighboring tiger. As per park authorities, cubs were kept in a protected area of about 42 hectares of forest area.

It is hard to believe that how a 8 months old cubs were left so irresponsibly in forest full of mature tigers despite of knowing the seriousness of matter. Area was declared as "Protected Area" and given incident revealed the fact "how much protected was the area, in reality".

August 6, 2010

New Properties in Bandhavgarh

In coming safari season of Bandhavgarh National Park we will find some new luxury properties.

1. Monsoon Forest Tented Camps Bandhavgarh : It comprises 06 luxury tents and is spread over a large area of 10 Acres of re-forestation land. It is the same management who had Anant Van Resort in Bandhavgarh earlier. It is about 2.5kms from Tala entrance gate.

2. Samode Safari Lodge: Samode resort is developed on the site of unique Anant Van Resort. It is a collection of 12 stylish suited reflecting the touch of local housing style, art & culture of local community with modern comfort. Samode Resort are spread over 21 Acres of land and lies near the rarely-used Gohri Gate of the park, least used by safari vehicles. It is close to Magdhi & Khitauli entrance gates but distant from Tala entrance gate.