Many wildlife species in India are under tremendous threat from different sources, mainly from poaching, man-animal conflict, and deforestation. Their survival is dependent on strong laws and support from the Government, from the public, from NGOs and particularly from children who will, we hope, become aware of the threat to these endangered species and go on to support strongly the many projects working towards their survival. Fortunately, efforts are being made to rehabilitate many endangered animals like, for example the Tiger, Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Barasingha and Gharial. The Asiatic Lion, which adorns the national emblem, is only to be found in the Gir National Park in Gujarat. The central Indian Barasingha in Kanha National Park is the only species of its kind in the world. Some of the other globally important endangered species in India are the Gharial, Hangul, Snow Leopard, Lion-tailed Macaque, and the Gangetic River Dolphin. The primary aim of this book is to create a greater awareness of the real danger to wildlife in India and to promote the preservation of that wildlife.
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About the Author
- Over 110 photographs of birds and animals with some of their attributes and habitat.
- Identification of Wildlife Hotspots.
- Listing of interesting places to stay.
- Identification of camera and equipment used and at times the photography techniques followed.
- Identification of the IUCN classification and status of species photographed in accordance with the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Version 2014.1
- Linkages of some of the species photographed with Indian gods and goddesses and some of the legends.
- 'Thirteen Ways Forward' by which our wildlife could be more effectively preserved.
is a wildlife photographer. This is his first book of photographs of the wildlife in India. Ashok is a Chartered Accountant who qualified from England and Wales, and from India. He retired as Co-Chairman of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells and as Senior Partner of A. F. Ferguson & Co. in 2008, after a career of 39 years. He was educated at Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephens College, Delhi and St. Johns College, Oxford. He is a former Treasurer Trustee and Vice-President of WWF-India.