Meet the man who has been expanding tiger habitats.
The good news is that the tiger population in the country has increased. The bad news is that these large cats need more space in which to roam. This creates human-animal conflict. But conservationist Sanjay Gubbi has a solution — he came up with the first tiger corridor initiative work carried out in the entire world. Recently, 2,400 sq km (240,000 ha) of forests were included into the protected area (national parks and wildlife sanctuaries) network of Karnataka state to help connect different protected areas. This initiative is the first of its kind in the country after the 1970s and has increased Karnataka state’s protected area network from 3.8 percent of the state’s geographical area to 5.2 percent. It has helped build corridors for wide-ranging species such as the tiger. Please follow the link below to read the story in The Better India.