Harnessing social media in the fight to save the tigers

Things could be looking up for Wakeeta. Smaller than average and an orphan, she belongs to a species 45 per cent of which die from unnatural causes and lives in perpetual danger of being slaughtered by poachers for her skin.

Wakeeta is a five-year-old tigress. She lives in Bandhavgargh, one of India’s most famous tiger reserves. Until now she has lived in anonymity, recognised only by wardens, guides and a few regular tiger watchers. But this week she and 24 other tigers in Bandhavgargh have been introduced to a potential audience of millions by a new website… Read more


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