India Moves to Ban Tiger Safari Tours

Posted: April 17, 2013 in Travel
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India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority has organized one meeting to get a decision regarding a total ban on ‘Tiger Safari In India’ and also plans to phase out all 37 tiger reserves in India. The reason behind this strict decision is the continuous decline in the percentage of tigers in India. By such ban they hope of stemming the decline of the endangered tiger populations.

From many centuries global explorers and nature enthusiasts have travelled throughout the jungles of India in hopes of spotting a Bengal tiger in the wild.  In the early 1900’s, the estimated population of Tigers was 40,000, which is now declined to just 1,350. It indicates a danger of falling below a sustainable population.


Authorized Tiger Safaris are even failed to protect the population of tigers, while attempting tourists to bring ever closer to their natural habitat. Multiple Safari lodges and resorts have been built in Eco sensitive areas, some of these block restricts the tiger’s traditional migratory routes.  Due to the excitement of tourist in watching the most exotic creature of world ‘The Tigers’, they prefer to go for an exciting tiger safari, but ever growing number of tours have resulted in tigers being herded by elephants at the time of Safari on the back of Elephants. Whereas, in case of safari via jeeps a problem of traffic jams may arise with photo snapping tourists.  Worst case among all this is that, poachers have continuously raided and killed tigers, which guarantees the eventual extinction of tigers in India.


Global explorers and government are hoping that by taking this drastic decision of banning tiger sightseeing tours will help to repopulate the habitat of majestic Indian tiger. But it is still not confirm that, whether the poachers will be able divert once attention to take away tourists from the tiger’s territory.  The biggest loss behind this ban is that, dozens of travel companies and their employees will suffer from some decline.  This is indeed a most tentative and dangerous time for Tiger population in India, so here we are hoping India can stabilize this population and prevent them eventuality when the only tigers that can be seen are in a zoo!



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