- Posted on 08 Sep 2015
Lots of sweet memories of childhood are associated with animals. Whether it's Simba of Lion King or Mowgli of Jungle book, the life of a jungle has always fascinated wildlife supporters and lovers. What if upcoming generations only knew the animals in their science book? Yes, that time is very soon when the coming generations will only know about animals through our stories or their mentions in the book. Occasionally, in our daily newspaper we read about activities like poaching and illegal trade done by people just to earn money in exchange for animal's teeth, skin, flesh, and bone. All these activities result in continuous deterioration of wildlife.
On a positive note, many campaigns and projects related to wildlife conservation were taken in India. Government and many other Non Profit Organizations are fighting to save India's national park. Scroll down a little to know about conservation initiatives and to learn how you too can do your part to save.
Jim Corbett holds the reputation of being a first national park in India. Corbett is an ideal home to a wide variety of wildlife species. Earlier it was a wildlife delight but now animals like tiger elephants, bears, and crocodile are hard to sight. The park is greatly revered by local people for killing animals that preyed on people. Corbett eventually shot more wildlife with his camera than with his gun and became a prominent voice for conservation. Demand for animal parts is the biggest threat to the survival of wildlife. Poachers are killing these animals to get their bones, teeth, claws and skin so that they can be sold for thousands of dollars in the illegal wildlife market.
A good news is coming directly from the woods. The number of tigers in India has been increased, though the raise being reported is marginal. There were 1706 tigers four years ago, and the figure has reached to somewhere between 1700 and 1800. Relying on a year-long survey, top government officials have corroborated this change in figures.
An official said “The data from some dwellings of tiger is still being collected; thus, we have not been able to reach to the exact increase in tiger population in 2014. But the initial proceedings have pointed towards a small rise in the population.”
Wow, you have memory like Elephant! I doubt if I would ever get that compliment but to come to think of it, this largest mammal on land is indeed a special living being. Elephants are huge with an average height of about 14 feet and weight as much as 5000 kgs. Their unmatched strength and intellect have always been the interest for researchers. Distinguished into two broad categories, namely, Asian Elephant and African Elephant, this large mammal is undoubtedly one of the biggest wildlife attractions. For centuries, elephants have been accompanying humans in several battles, expeditions and religious processions. Also, in a country like India, elephants are worshipped as a form of god. Like I said earlier, this gigantic animal is very special! Here are more facts on elephants that might leave you wondering: