Save the Tiger

 

In 2005 the charity performed 150 street plays for the Save the Tiger Movement.

The slogan was:

If there are no tigers, there are no trees.

If there are no trees, there is no water.

If there is no water, there is no life.

If there is no life, then we don’t exist.

(Translated from Hindi)

   Nirvana Bodhisattva with poster for Save the Tiger Movement in background

Sariska Tiger Reserve

The Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park located in Alwar. In 2004 there were persistent reports that no tigers were being sighted. In January 2005 the Rajasthan Forest Department and the Project Tiger Directorate declared an emergency tiger census; after a two month exercise they announced that due to poaching there were no tigers left in Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Subsequently various agencies including the government of Rajasthan and the Wildlife Institute of India have attempted the reintroduction of tigers to Sariska; to date these attempts have met with little success.

Save the Tiger Movement

Recently the Save the Tiger Movement collected over 90,000 signatures in the area as part of its work to increase awareness that India’s tigers are vanishing at an alarming rate. Ranthambhore, one of India’s premier tiger reserves, is in the heart of Rajasthan. In 2004, the official count of tigers there was forty seven. One year later it was only twenty six.