the land of tigers
Ranthambore National Park, one of the world's most renowned and richly endowed wildlife sanctuaries, may be India's best-loved tiger reserve. Visitors to this enchanting Park can watch tigers roam splendidly in their natural habitat. Alternating between dry deciduous forests and wide swaths of grasslands, Ranthambore National Park is one of India's best places to spot tigers in the wild. Sprawling over more than 1,300 square kilometers of core area and buffer zone. Ranthambore is a dream come true for every wildlife enthusiast, photographer or simply spirited traveller.
Unfortunately, the man-nature relationship has always been ambiguous, the physical world understood as both provider and enemy. Man may exist in nature but he acts upon it, thereby removing himself from it. He is part of and yet apart from nature. The result is systematic plunder of natural wealth, for survival but also for selfish, exploitative reasons. Villagers around the Park depend on forest resources to meet their biomass requirements and so their survival drives overuse since, as the population around Ranthambhore grows, pressure on the park for grazing and fuel wood increases, putting the Park and its biodiversity under extreme stress.
Therefore, the imperative of our time is to assist Ranthambhore's human residents to find alternative means of support. The Prakratik Society strives to act as a catalyst to gain the confidence of local people, persistently working towards satisfactorily resolving the future prospects of human beings, forests and wildlife, all of which are intricately woven together, a tapestry of beauty in which we find hope for the survival of all.