Tiger Tourism Continues
Just read a newspaper report that the ban on Tiger Tourism in core areas of the tiger reserves has been lifted. Good news indeed. How else would the Save Tigers enthusiasts see for themselves if tigers are getting saved or not?
Hey folks! Save Tigers has been shoogled!
Shoogled? Yeah, that’s a new context we have invented to mean “shooed away by google!” (Shoogle actually means “To shake or rock rapidly”). Do you google for all your information? Then you won’t find your favorite website on save tigers in the top 1000 (the zeros are right – it IS one thousand) results for the search term “save tigers“. Why? Because some smarta55 at google thinks that domain names with exact match keywords are worthless and should be shunted down the search results. Until few days back we were in the top 10 before the google smarta55es let off their gas!
Compare with other search engines: we are #5 in Bing and #3 in Yahoo for the term “save tigers”.
Do you know the deeper meaning of this google tactic? It’s all commercial sense you know! If people got accustomed to memorable domain names, they wouldn’t go to google to search so where will the monopoly get their bread and butter from?
Power corrupts absolutely and then ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ?? ????
Tiger count in India is up from the last year’s scandalously noted figure of 1411 – LOL – as if you could really do a head count of the tigers!
All you ignorant TV surfing folks out there, count of tigers or any other VIP animal
Okay folks! We all know, we need to save tigers – that’s why you are at this website. We hope all of you have now become aware of the various things you can do to save tigers. Many of you may also be having some more ideas. Most of you comment that the numbers are down and we got to save tigers – but, we all already know that. Right!
So, let’s stop wasting time and get productive. Don your thinking caps and let the creative juices flow. Got an idea, or a strategy? Shoot it across. Got some data and analysis – share it.
We are rewarding the best entries with:
1 book on tiger conservation;
That’s 111 prizes to be won! Send in as many entries as you can think and create. Use the contact-us page to send your entries and remember to join our mailing list to get updates on this and other contests.
The entries will be judged by a panel of eminent persons and authorities related to wildlife and tiger conservation.
Please note that the ideas should be legal, non-destructive, reasonable, practical and agreeable to all stakeholders right from the forest denizens (including our dear Tiger) to the world community.
This contest open until September 30, 2010. Winners will be announced during wildlife week starting October 2, 2010.
By Prof. Ashok Tiwari
Tiger, tiger, burning bright!
Dreadful is your present plight!
Just to let our visitors know – we are soon going to run a save tigers contest. 111 prizes would be up for grabs. While we iron out the modalities, please start thinking of what to do to save tigers or if you have already done something start documenting it – ideas, articles, photographs, drawings, games, software – anything goes!
Let the trees flourish and tigers will save themselves.
We read somewhere in the news that an educational institution spent INR 100,000 (around US$ 2,275) to adopt a tiger in a zoo for an year. First of all, a zoo is a very wrong place for a tiger to be in. Secondly, a zoo has funds allocated already to take care of the national animal.
We would rather this amount was spent on adopting trees in the villages. Each student of that school could have adopted a tree. You could adopt a tree and then look after it like your own child. Form a group and go to villages and forest fringe areas to educate people about saving nature to save tigers. Motivate the village folks, especially children for adopting trees in partnership with your group. Your group could provide moral support and other incentives to that person or child on the spot, who will actually save the tree.
You know, if you or your group have sufficient resources, you could even buy a piece of land and setup a plantation in partnership with the local folks. Why we are stressing partnership with local folks is that they are the ones who will ensure protection to the trees. Saving the trees will in turn save tigers.
Tiger Tiger burning bright,
will not let you fade out of sight,
that is my promise
and for you we will fight