The Last Tiger: Struggling for Survival (Oxford India Paperbacks) (Paperback)

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The Last Tiger: Struggling for Survival (Oxford India Paperbacks) (Paperback)


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The Last Tiger is the story of the crisis of the tiger in India, hunted from times immemorial. The author journeys through 7000 years of history about the killing of the tiger and brings the reader to the present context of what is, in the author's words, a 'terminal tiger crisis'. Where do we go from here? Will there be a miracle that saves the tiger? Can the government act in time? Will the enormous illegal trade in tiger skins that is rampant in Tibet be stopped?

The book contains annexures with correspondence between the author and the Prime Minister's Office, and includes a Note of Dissent to the report submitted by the Task Force. The Note outlines Thapar's plan of action to ensure the long-term survival of tigers, with detailed policy prescriptions.

The new Preface 'We Cannot Save the Indian Tiger' by the author critically reviews the current tiger population and the conservation measures undertaken.
Valmik Thapar is an internationally celebrated tiger and wildlife conservationist. He is a member of the National Board of Wildlife chaired by the Prime Minister, and is the author of twenty-one books on tigers, wildlife, and Africa, most recently The Tiger: Soul of India, An African Diary: 12 Days in Kenya, Ranthambhore: 10 Days in the Tiger Fortress, The Illustrated Tigers of India, and Tiger: The Ultimate Guide.
Product Details ISBN: 9780198078821
ISBN-10: 019807882X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2012
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Oxford India Paperbacks