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TigerThe Lost Emperor

Our commitment to creating awareness about the complex issues facing Indian wildlife and challenging conservationists, has met with some modest yet, very tentative success. When Malini traveled with a select group of 15 other renowned wildlife journalists to investigate the Sariska slaughter in November 2005, she committed herself to creating multi media content amidst all the din and debate of conservation. She pledged not to rest till the tiger revived, till Sariska gets its soul back from the ghost like horizons that plague India’s ailing PAs. WWMC has pitched a 13 part series each to a leading TV channel in India. Tiger the Lost Emperor is a multi media series, that proposes to create content for 91 articles to be syndicated through various print media outlets and web portals, agencies etc, 52 radio and 26 TV documentaries, 78 public service announcements, 38 photo features, a novel dedicated to children, selected interviews, 6 panel discussions, 13 radio talks and 13 lectures and atleast 1 quiz.  WWMC has secured the technical collaboration of the world renowned Wildlife Institute of India for content creation for the electronic media.

 

One segment of a radio series is currently being broadcast on Gyanvani FM network (the FM radio channel of Indira Gandhi National Open University) from Bangalore on a weekly schedule. The broadcast of the series – Mareyaagadiru Huliraaya (please do not disappear beloved tiger) commenced on 3.09.08 and will continue till 26th November 2008. It consists of a series of 13 stand alone discussions with eminent scientists, bureaucrats, researchers and officers whose job puts them directly on the frontline of the tough battle of conservation. The discussions are in bi-lingual format. It is being broadcast on Wednesdays at 9.00p.m. and Thursdays 9.00a.m. on 107.2 FM.

 

Another segment of the series Tiger the Lost Emperor is being published as articles once a month on http://www.indiatogether.org/ since August 2008. The links where these articles can be found are:

http://www.indiatogether.org/2008/aug/env-relocn.htm

http://www.indiatogether.org/2008/sep/env-sariska.htm

http://www.indiatogether.org/2008/oct/env-tribals.htm

http://www.indiatogether.org/2008/nov/env-policing.htm

 

That apart, Malini’s articles have been published on the website of IPS, and the articles have been translated to European language editions too.

The IPS articles are found under these links:

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=44232

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=42997

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41045

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39779

 http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38933

 

http://beacononline.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/  

Faced with severe challenges like doing it without funding so far and the constraints of time and pressure of the impossible challenge of reviving the lost tigers, we remained nevertheless completely awestruck and inspired by the soul stirring gaze of the tiger… equally bestirring was the innocent gaze of the faunal spectrum that thrives in the security that the tiger patrols their habitat. People we met all along … park rangers, NGOs, naturalists, drivers, villagers identified for relocation, officers, bureaucrats and scientists have all been of immeasurable support and inspiration to us, bestowing on us their faith, unfailing support and trust. We thank them sincerely for sharing our passion and enthusiasm for the content creation. We will live up to your trust in us. That is a promise we make in honour of the highly endangered Royal Bengal Tiger.

 

Appeal for funding:

To scourge through every square centimetre of Protected Area in step with the patrolling staff to discover any untoward incident which may affect the entire faunal spectrum, and to bring that to your awareness we need funding.

 

 

TigerThe Lost Emperor Gyanvani FM Radio Discussions

Resource Person

Focus of discussion

Frequency Time of broadcast / repeat broadcast next day morning at 9.00a.m.

Date of Broadcast / Repeat Broadcast

1. Mr. K.S.N. Chikkerur, IPS (IGP RPF Karnataka

Spoke about his role as CID Forest Cell when he and his team apprehended the culprits behind south India’s largest haul of wildlife contraband

107.2 FM9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

3.09.08 / 4.09.08

2. Pablo Tachil, wildlife detective, activist

Spoke about markets for wildlife contraband and wildlife crime in South India

107.2 FM9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

10.09.08 / 11.09.08

3. Dr. Ullas Karanth, wildlife biologist, and India Programme Director, of NY based Wildlife Conservation Society

Spoke about critiquing the pugmark method of tiger census, the merits and demerits of various techniques of tiger census and the role of predators and prey in ecosystem conservation besides critically evaluating the Survey of Tigers 2008 report by WII. His assessment and estimation of tiger numbers is also discussed

107.2 FM9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

17.09.08 / 18.09.08

4. Dr. Raman Sukumar, Chairman CES, IISc.,

spoke about issues concerning elephant conservation, elephant corridors, and habitat conservation for elephant

107.2 FM9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

24.09.08 / 25.09.08

5. Manoj Kumar, IFS (DCF Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve) 

spoke on behalf of I.B. Shrivastava, PCCF, WL, Karnataka Forest Department on the impact of anthropogenic conflict on wildlife conservation

107.2 FM9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

1.10.08 / 2.10.08

6. Anur Reddy, CCF WL, headquarters

speaks about manifestation of anthropogenic conflict with anecdotal perspective,

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

8.10.08 / 9.10.08

7. Yatheesh Kumar, DCF, Mysore WL Division

Spoke about his role and experience in evolving and implementing a comprehensive administrative package to relocate squatters living in Bhadra Tiger Reserve and shares with the listeners why the Bhadra relocation programme was considered the most successful relocation package

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

15.10.08 / 16.10.08

8. Mr. M.S. Chaitra, Research Fellow at CES, IISc.,

spoke about interdependence between wildlife and ecosystem, catchment area conservation and role of microbes and bacteria in wildlife and ecosystem management.

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

22.10.08 / 23.10.08

9. Dr. Nitin Rai, Senior Fellow, ATREE, Bangalore

speaks about why indigenous people must not be relocated forcefully for they are the best custodians of the biodiversity as a legacy and they have important lessons in conservation best practices.

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

29.10.08 / 30.10.08

10. Dr. H. Sudarshan, Honorary Secretary of VGKK, in BRTWLS, and former Chief of Health Task Force Government of Karnataka

spoke about the health best practices practiced by Soligas their health and nutrition standards, challenges they face in sustaining their lifestyles, inbreeding if any, and new health challenges like diabetes.

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

5.11.08 / 6.11.08

11. Dr. Syed Ajmal Pasha, Environmental Economist of ISEC Bangalore on deputation as Faculty, Development Economics and Planning, administrative  Training Institute, Government of Karnataka, Mysore

spoke about the need for indigenous people and squatters to relocate and integrate into mainstream society for upward mobility and sustenance of socialisation process.

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

12.11.08 / 13.11.08

12. Dr. Suresh Patil, Regional Head, Anthropological Survey of India, Southern Region

spoke about the sustainable lifestyle of indigenous people in Karnataka 0and seeks to establish the harmonious coexistence of Soligas, Kurubas etc with their jungle environments with examples from Karnataka.

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

19.11.08 / 20.11.08

13. Mr. Mruthyunjaya, KAS, Deputy Director Department of Tribal Welfare, in the Social Welfare Department Government of Karnataka

spoke about merits and demerits, legalities and challenges in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act

107.2 FM 9.00 p.m. / 9.00 a.m.

26.11.08 / 27.11.08