A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Cruising the Nile, Egypt
5th December 2011
The proposed expansion of India's National Highway has sparked outrage amongst conservationists, as the four-lane road threatens a crucial tiger habitat
The proposal to expand India's National Highway to a four-lane road has been vigorously rejected by conservationists, claiming the development threatens to impose on the Nagzira-Nawegaon, a crucial habitat for India's endangered tigers. Work to expand the highway had already begun, but was halted by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), until the appropriate mitigation measures are put in place.
An 85km stretch of the highway passes through the tiger corridor, considered to be one of the most important landscapes for tigers in the world, home to one-sixth of the entire tiger population. The corridor consists of two narrow strips of forest running almost parallel, connecting Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary in the north, and Nawegaon National Park in the South; it runs through nine tiger reserves.
The National Highway Authority of India attempted to appease conservationists by suggesting that a three metre high underpass be built for the animals to cross under, with chain link fences set up to compel animals to walk under the highway, instead of across it.
This recommendation was not approved by conservationists as it would require narrowing down the corridor even further, leaving only a few small places for animals to pass, and with no real guarantee the animals would not attempt to cross the highway.
Check out our Tiger watching travel guide for inspiration | Plan a trip... More
Hope for the resilient Sumatran tiger | News... More
Tracking tigers on foot in India | Destinations... More
10 top spots to see tigers | Inspire me... More
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login or get more from Wanderlust - register today!
Simply select the destination you’re interested in or the activities you’re looking
for and we’ll send your request to a select panel of tour operators.
Each operator will respond to your request individually. Your details remain private
and are not disclosed to any partners unless you decide to proceed with a booking.
20% off Norway Arctic Expedition Cruise - Save up to £1,100!
2 free nights on safari: save £2,000
18 Days in Bangladesh from £1,590 per person or less
Wanderlust sends out regular email newsletters – be the first to know about web
exclusives, competitions, hot offers and travel jobs. Register today!
I have read and agree to the Terms &
Where in the world are you? Add
#wanderlustmag to your tweets and share your latest travel adventures with
fellow Wanderlusters on wanderlust.co.uk
Get to know Wanderlust on facebook and bring all your travel-minded friends, too