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Life of this man is really worth meaning
Posted by: Amlendu
22/10/2009 09:57 AM

This is a great article. I have heard a lot about Dharmendra Khandal and his efforts to save tigers in Ranthambore park. Once, Ranthambore was having the most number of tigers in India but due to a large number of killing of tiger, they were almost at the edge of being disappeared from the park. This is definitely the effort of people like Dharmendra Khandal, who have given devoted lives in the service of nature.
Posted by: Prashant Jain
26/09/2009 06:12 AM

every park in this country should have an independent team working on the lines of Dharm but this is possible only if the State and Central Govts keep Politics out of this issue and understand the urgency.

We should follow the African way. Involve the locals and form teams. Dharm has set the perfect example. It is not about catching Poachers but the rehabilitation that is important so that we can stop it with this generation.

Nothing is impossible. The Govt should have the will to take it up.
Posted by: Uday Krishna
19/09/2009 06:47 AM

Being a huge wildlife the Jungle calls me every few months . I have seen tigers in Sariska ,Ranthambore, Corbett, Periyar,Kanha
Posted by: Abhishek daga
04/09/2009 06:10 AM

Being a huge wildlife the Jungle calls me every few months . I have seen tigers in Sariska ,Ranthambore, Corbett, Periyar,Kanha
Posted by: Abhishek daga
04/09/2009 06:10 AM

We really need the heros like Dharmendra Khandal who can save the Tigers and other wild animals from extinction. Despite setting up of various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks our Government needs to chalk out some serious plans to tackle the situation before it is too late. Number of Tigers have reduced very low in the past and if the situation remains uncontrolled who knows that our grandchildren may only read about Tigers in their academic books only.
Posted by: Sanjeev Verma
17/08/2009 08:02 AM

This was an amazing article and has given the ugly truth that no government wants to hear. It is high time the government acknowledged the efforts of this brave man, Khandal and helped him in his crusade. India needs heroes
Posted by: Sujatha Reghunathan
13/08/2009 05:57 AM

Aware why tigers are in danger? too few natural habitats left and those too are under pressure. earlier on, people used to live in harmony with the tiger and now its a race for resources..Ranthambore reserve has no space left for more tigers-thank fully due to the increase in tiger population- authorities have no clue how to increase the reserve area.what could save tiger is awareness-and not just tigers really, it goes beyond tigers.ecosystem where a tiger can survive must be preserved
Posted by: Rahul
11/08/2009 01:52 PM

The passage in the article that says maybe if India had the equivalent of US Fish
Posted by: John Elmore
10/08/2009 07:04 PM

Back in my Grandfathers time that he was a Game Warden in Canada - poachers received jail time- that was when wildlife was abundant. Now with extinction the only thing that matters is Money and with that Heavy fines to be imposed - say in the range of $50,000. to start! Why can't the Gov't of India treat the poaching as "Treason" after all it is the country's national emblem.
Dharmendra Khandal - We Salute you! Stay safe
Posted by: Lisa - Big Cat Lover
09/08/2009 03:32 PM

Back in my Grandfathers time that he was a Game Warden in Canada - poachers received jail time- that was when wildlife was abundant. Now with extinction the only thing that matters is Money and with that Heavy fines to be imposed - say in the range of $50,000. to start! Why can't the Gov't of India treat the poaching as "Treason" after all it is the country's national emblem.
Dharmendra Khandal - We Salute you! Stay safe
Posted by: Lisa - Big Cat Lover
09/08/2009 03:30 PM

Tigers leave at the zoo in 2001.Nobody goes next to any animals that's dangerous now.Because they will poison you and you will die.You could go to the zoo and see them but you won't die because there in gate's.It's fun to see animals at the zoo.My favorite animals are bunny's,cat's,bird's any other animal's accept animal's that are dangerous like snake's,tiger's,lion's, and alligator's.
Posted by: Mustafizur.r.sarkar
08/08/2009 02:37 PM

does anyone know how I can donate funds to Dharmendra Khandal ?
Posted by: naren
07/08/2009 01:27 AM

such majestic creatures are the tigers of India and such a majestic man is Dharmendra Khandal, leading and acting as a one man force to help fight the extintion of the animals God has sent him to protect. if only there were more forthright and wonderful human beings as Dharmendra Khandal, there could and would be a co-existence with man and the majestic Indian tigers.
Posted by: Tim Preston
06/08/2009 06:02 AM

Kudos to NatGeo and Khandal. Tigers need a voice. The human race cannot allow such majesty to disappear. Please provide us with a way to reach Jay or Khandal and donate/volunteer/organize to save these inimitable creations of our natural world.
Posted by: Suzanne Jewell
05/08/2009 12:12 PM

Outstanding article about an outstanding man! His knowledge about the specifics of infiltrating poacher gangs needs to be shared with other conservationists. The penalties for poaching, gun-making, transporting, holding and selling of tiger parts, as well as using them as a fashion statement... need to be universally stiffer. Shame on the Indian wildlife bureaucrats who seek only to protect their diminishing turf... diminishing because of their own ineptness.
Posted by: Jerry Ravensdale
29/07/2009 05:31 PM

Thank you Dharmendra Khandal. If only there were more like you. Such beautiful animals. Why are "humans" so destructive and value life in general so little.
Posted by: Pam
25/07/2009 07:25 PM

These magnificent creatures must be protected. Start by curbing the unsustainable human population explosion and keeping areas where tigers roam sacred.
Posted by: Nora Jones
24/07/2009 09:36 PM

So very few tigers left.Still you kill,stand by blindly inactive,allowing it,even arrogantly denying.Unbelievable tragedy.Shame rests with the government,the forestry who arrogantly accused Dharm,the very one bringing results,of poaching snakes,to distract from your own inaction just as you accused monks and Chinese you claim pay $50,000 a tiger hide.The innocent victim remains one until you open your eyes.
Posted by: Nola Bogie
24/07/2009 12:58 AM

Tiger tiger burning bright in the forest of the night!Majestic face recognized throughout the world,your few survivors face near extinction. Your magnificent coat as a trophy should only bring disgust and shame.Tigers sadly dwindling, victims of greed and negligence of duty,as are so many endangered species.The network of guardians point fingers elsewhere,deceptively dismissing concern along with Dharm's team trying to end the poaching,and open the world's eyes. So very few left.
Posted by: Nola Bogie
24/07/2009 12:39 AM

My husband and I were in Ranthambore Nov 2007. We were lucky enough to see a Tiger with her two new cubs.I hate to think of what the future holds for these magnificent animals. It is much too sad a thought! I hope India is able to save one of her most precious "natural" resourses.
Posted by: Carol Paquet
17/07/2009 09:14 PM

My wife and I have been in R'bhore and Bandhavgarh 3 months ago, our 1st time in India and our focus was seeing the tigers during our 10 days in the jungle. We concluded that the parks are really in jeopardy by buffer zone villagers and poaching. We met people in love in tigers like Khandal, and what India needs now is to put an end to poaching. Extreme measurements should take place to punish and hunt down these criminals, Khandal can't do this alone. True is that corruption reigns in India.
Posted by: Cassio Lopes
09/07/2009 01:17 AM

A fascinating story that depresses you. Looking at the odds, the tigers don't stand a chance in the long run. But people like Khandal could make a difference. The forest service should be made more lucrative and responsible.
Posted by: Jitendra Bhatia
07/07/2009 10:54 AM

I have an incredible photo of Machali - at least I am pretty sure that I took while visiting the Park a couple of years ago. She is the most beautiful animal - in the photo she seems to be looking right at me as she ambles along. God bless Dharmendra Khandai.
Posted by: Dorothy Mann
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06/07/2009 08:45 PM

For my wife and me, the reality of this article hit home as two years ago we spent a few days in Rajastan and visited Ranthambhore morning and evening for several days. Not a single sighting of a tiger!
What a wonderful tribute to Dharmendra Khandal, and what a dreadful picture of the dificulties facing those who want to see India's tigers restored to the nation's treasure - as they surely are. PLEASE...Indian authorities, come to your senses while there is still time.
Posted by: Patrick Sykes
26/06/2009 07:42 AM

Beautifully written. I found the following line very disturbing and disappointing: "An investigation by Belinda Wright of the Wildlife Protection Society of India would later prove that many of the country’s tigers ended up in Lhasa, Tibet, where Khampa Tibetan Buddhists buy scores of skins each year to decorate their traditional costumes". My belief system has been shaken. Perhaps there is a kind way to show these people the irreversible damage their tradition is causing. Any suggestions?
Posted by: Jeffrey Kahan
25/06/2009 12:30 PM

Superb article but saddening too . Looking at the odds against which Dharmendra Khandal and his volunteers work it seems unlikely that the latter will stick with him for long. After all money does matter and Khandal alone may not be able to carry on with the same zeal for ever.It seems that India's 1100 tigers plus Khandal's five six volunteers are fighting a battle with India's billion plus population and hungry poachers.God bless Dharmendra Khandal.
Posted by: roopa esther
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23/06/2009 12:42 AM

The author has put it so vividly and beautifully that one feels as part of story. More importantly it is less complicated and clear, as too many names, places, etc would have been confusing to reader.... besides your fact were straight and words without any diplomacy .. .
Its sad and very exasperating that the department doesnt understand its responsibility and acts in a professional way. .. perhaps this will open their eyes to the missing... . Good wishes to writer and Dr Khandal.
Posted by: divya
20/06/2009 12:39 AM

Awesome and superbly narrated article. Makes you frustrated and sad about the state of affairs of conservation but also makes you thank God for people like Mr. Khandal!
Does he have any official way of collecting funds like a bank acct? Atleast we can try and contribute in some way.
Posted by: Roohi Gokhale
18/06/2009 05:50 PM

Dharmendra Khandal is known to me. He is a great guy and has put his life on the line for our tigers. I am hoping to meet with him in October in Ranthambhore in order to see if I can work with him whilst I am there and help him long term when I am not there. Guys like Dharmendra Khandal are one in a million. I will support him all I can and I hope that others follow that example. We need another 1000 Dharmendra Khandals to save our tigers. They are out there somewhere!!!!
Posted by: Roy Fallon
18/06/2009 02:11 PM