NDTV's Maya Sharma travels to Bandipur forest in Karnataka with a special guest, cricketer Anil Kumble, to discover the sanctuary with the largest number of tigers in India.
On Global Tiger Day, we are celebrating the increase in tiger numbers. We are feeling pleased that India today is home to almost 70% of the worlds tiger population. there are 2226 tigers in India, but these numbers have to compete with other numbers that usually take precedence.
I have dedicated my life towards working for the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, it tigers and the people. I think winning the peoples support for the conservation of any forests and its animals is key.
Saving the tiger calls for hard choices, clarity in priorities, a commitment both in word and deed. Saving the tiger means we recognise the writ of the tiger in its habitat.