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Call of the wild

National Park tourism must evolve beyond the tiger

The 33 per cent bump in the tiger  population according to the latest census reflects a triumph of India’s conservation efforts and its ability to conduct a complex exercise, possibly the world’s largest, in counting carnivores. These are remarkable achievements: India not only has the world’s largest tiger population but has managed this with the world’s second-largest population. Taken together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled appearance on Discovery TV with Bear Grylls, this is an opportune time to propagate awareness and appreciation of ...