This is largely a press release by the WWF on the lengthly Tiger summit that has just finished. This is probably the poor tigers last hope for survival. The good news is that all 13 so called “Tiger Countries” participated and a number of well known celebs have jumped on the bandwagon to aid publicity.
The reality is that unless people living in the tiger ranges make more money by saving the tiger than by poaching, the survival of this magnificent cat will remain in doubt.
A few years ago, I had the privilege to visit India and spend a week in Khana, one of the better national parks. What struck me in particular about Khana was how the park involved local people in all aspects and ensured that the maximum number were making a living from Tiger tourism.
This is a shot from that trip – this was taken from the back of an elephant.
Oh… – the press release is available here:
WWF – Press Release – Historic Tiger Summit Closes With Plans to Secure More Financial Backing