In our pursuit of progress, we have usurped the delicate balance between
humankind and the natural world. This indifference towards nature can
longer work. The need of the hour is renewing our mind towards a battle
for the natural world, a proactive approach that will reconnect humans to
the environment and motivate behaviours attuned to ecological
constraints and opportunities.
One of our longest standing commitments has been to afforestation. We are committed ensuring the natural flora and fauna of Ranthambore is conserved. Since 1995, we have planted a total of almost 100,000 saplings in the Park and around villages. These initiatives have been in collaboration with Climate Care, Ranthambore Foundation, and locals.
In 1999, we began the multi-purpose Biogas Project in order to provide sustainable alternatives to woodcutting. The use of biogas not only offsets carbon emissions, but also dramatically reduces pressures on the park. In the last two decades, we have constructed 622 large biogas digesters in the villages surrounding the Park.
To relieve pressure from the Park, its land, and its animals caused due to excessive grazing, we began an Artificial Insemination Program in 2003. Through this, we genetically upgrade local livestock so that there would be fewer cattle, which could both produce more milk and be stall fed. To date, we have done 846 inseminations with an additional 131 calves born last year.
Protecting the natural habitat of Ranthambore starts with conservation awareness and education at every level, especially for young minds. To achieve this, we organize regular environmental events - quizzes, competitions, movie screenings, nature camps, rallies, cleanliness drives, and sapling seedings - to foster awareness of our endangered world.