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The disappearance of tigers from Sariska has only underscored the fact that tigers are in
danger of becoming extinct. Because they are at the top of the food chain, a healthy
population indicates to a thriving habitat. Protecting tigers also means protecting the
forests. And forests are the source for all our water resources. To protect the rivers we
have to protect the forests and to protect the forests, we must protect the tigers.
do our bit for the tiger we have formed a tiger task force and we want to share our
thoughts with all the GT readers. Here are some things that you can do in your schools and
1. Start nature clubs, tiger clubs in your schools and in your colony to spread
2. Write letters to the PM, CM, MLAs and the media.
3. Visit www.projecttiger.nic.in to learn more about Project Tiger and encourage
Project Tiger staff by writing to them.
4. Add your comments to the school Notice Board.
5. Use the www.kidsfortigers.org discussion board.
6. Write articles on this issue for your school magazine.
7. Save water, paper and electricity because this in turn will help save forests.
8. Collect signatures for the Kids for Tigers Petition.
Panditji, I would be really obliged if you could publish this letter
in GT and help me spread awareness to all of my friends about tigers through your
Nitin and The Task Force
Shri Ram School, Aravali
I am part of my schools Tiger Task Force and would like to share some of my thoughts
on the tiger crisis. We have had three meetings and learnt a lot in them. In 1901 there
were more than 40,000 tigers roaming the forests of India but today they in danger of
being wiped out completely.
Our discussions also taught us that poaching is the primary reason for the
disappearance of tigers. They are killed for their eyes, bones, teeth, skin, fur and their
whiskers. Though tigers are poached in India the demand for tiger parts is in East Asia
where people a willing to pay a lot of money for these products.
I request you to spread as much awareness as possible.
Ikram Vir Singh
Shri Ram School, Gurgaon
In the March 31, 2005 issue of GT (Stormy Zones) you wrote about the 'Champions of
Cuddulore.' This was really a brilliant example cited to counter natural disasters. I
think GT has highlighted a golden rule to face deadly Tsunamis. I hope this example is
remembered and mangroves are preserved in future. Congrats to GT!!
Your Cover Story on Water in Gobar Times is excellent and
fits perfectly in the water rights and management perspective of our members. I will be
pleased to advertise it in the Flash News of our Web Site: www.aida-waterlaw.org.
Bernard J. Wohlwend
Chairman, Executive Council
International Association for Water Law (AIDA)
I am already a subscriber of Down To Earth magazine.
I would like to know how I can access the compilation of all Gobar Times and also
subscribe for it in future. I think Gobar Times is an exceptionally good magazine and
would like to gift it to my child. Please let me know the process.