|Tourism infrastructure like these that block wildlife movement are the most serious impacts of tourism. ©Jay Mazoomdar|
|Several tourism operators and tourists show little respect to wildlife on safaris. ©Vineith|
I wonder if there is anything new in these guidelines to set things in the right direction. Unless there were time binding specific recommendations to defragment corridors the guidelines in the current state holds little on-ground benefits for the striped cat. I wonder what did this uproar and media hype achieve. Until another Ajay Dubey shakes the system the logjam will continue.
An edited version of this article is published in Deccan Herald on 30-10-2012