The story of Tigeropolis shows Tigers are losing their habitat – and are very much under threat in India.
Tigers are truly magnificent animals, yet there are probably just over 3,000 tigers left in the wild today. At the turn of last century tiger numbers where estimated at about 100,000, so in just over a hundred years tiger numbers have declined by about 95%.
So what do tigers need to survive and thrive? Tigers basically need three things – space to roam, enough prey to feed on and protection from poaching.
It all sounds simple enough, but to make it happen people need to care enough to actually change things on the ground. Thankfully there are a number of organisations trying to help.
For those of you interested in finding out more about the everyday life of tigers in the wild, why not visit:- www.tigernation.org. Tiger Nation carries up to date reports on tiger sightings in many of India’s magnificent Tiger Parks and is full of fascinating photographs of tigers and other park wildlife.
We support the TigerWatch Village Guardians Initiative (www.tigerwatch.net) together with our friends at TOFTigers (www.toftigers.org).
Posted on November 10th, 2015
“I so much enjoyed Tigeropolis. It was so lively and imaginative. Such fun to read! I shall be giving it to my grand-children for Christmas!”
Yes these were the words of Stanley Johnson – Environmentalist, Politician Writer and father of what seems to be somewhat of a political dynasty! Read the rest of this entry
Posted on October 30th, 2015
The first book in the Tigeropolis series is now available, others in the series will be due out in March and September 2016.
It’s a fun read for children aged 8-10 and tells the quirky story of how a family of vegetarian tigers ‘pulls out all the stops’ to save their beloved forest (Tigeropolis) from the developers. Read the rest of this entry