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Indian Government's Conflicts Between Tigers and Tourists

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, wildlife )

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Last year, the Supreme Court of India imposed a temporary ban on tourism in key regions of the prominent tiger reserves with the main intention to control the declining population of tigers. However, the ban could not last long and it was lifted within

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:04 am

Tiger tourism, how very short sighted and greedy. A glance at that picture and one can see the tourists care nothing about the tigers, just their own amusement.

Christeen A (377)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:59 am
Please take whatever steps are necessary to protect the tigers. Thank you.

. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:13 am
Momey over commitment....not a first for the Indian government.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:30 am
Hope they come up with a solution to satisfy each side. When they loose the tigers, they can kiss their tourism industry good bye as well, govt should know this,

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:38 pm
well said Angelika!! I second that comment!!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:07 pm
I agree with Kit, they care nothing about the poor animal, just their own enjoyment!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:53 pm
It is too bad that something could not be done for the benefit of the tigers only and India find some other tourist sideline not involving a threat to wild animals that could provide various interesting experiences to tourists interested in other pursuits.

S Ann D (194)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:04 pm
Since most of India is very poor, mostly due to overpopulation, tourism is the least of the other evil - poaching. I do agree the tigers protection should be the priority here, but we shouldn't criticize when we don't have to live under the same conditions these people do. If poaching is the alternative, then tourism, in a better managed way than previously, is the answer for now. If there are other ways to bring in money, such as handmade crafts, then it also needs to be done in conjuction with the tourism. Maybe then the tiger tourism can be slowly phased out? One can be hopeful...

Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:42 am
Lets worry about Tigers first and tourism second there are lots of other things that tourist can visit in India, just leave the tigers alone. Noted. Thanks Cher

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 6:35 am
Ironic. The sheer numbers of tourists will bring about the demise of tiger habitat and tigers!
And when the tigers are gone the tourists will go too...

Sara P (57)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:50 am
Better for the tourist to go to visit monuments, temples and others stuff around and not stay there to break the balls to the tigers!!!!!
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