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... realizing what I've missing in India. The beauty of nature. Call me an old school girl, but I'm realizing that while the city is robust and full of energy, I miss the wind in those tree limbs (ANY tree with wind, please...) and the smells of a forest and the beauty of a sunset. I had been craving something like this, not knowing that this was the source of my unrest. I feel like I saw another face of India. The face that was so much more to my liking. This is the India I ...
... there (with Shira) in February where I’ll give some lectures about the US National Park Service and conservation science work at Acadia National Park. My visit will also coincide with a training workshop for Indian Forest Department managers about a new initiative to assess the management effectiveness of India’s Tiger Reserves. I’ve been asked to attend the class and speak about my experiences conducting management effectiveness assessments of ...
... surprised too!
We also went on two safaris. The first one was a jeep safari. We started very early in the morning. At first we felt tired and didn't want to go. We first got into a boat to go across to the Nagarhole National Park. It was cold and foggy. When we got there we all got on a jeep and started our safari. The first animal we saw and also the most plentiful was the spotted deer. Every minute or so we saw some grazing. They are brown with whit spots. We ...
... located approx. 4200 meters above sea level which is
the same height as the tallest mountain in norway. Nice. The second
part was down from the mountain again from Ooty to Mudumalai. This
took all in all 8 hours with the change of buses.
Safe down in the park we did not know
where to find things and the bus stopped far from all the places to
stay. So we caught a ride with a local guide which ...
... were trained to work and brought down to the river by their trainers daily. They believe that frequent scrubbing keeps the elephants healthy and they did look magnificent. However, there seemed to be little rapport between the mahout and his elephant; the stick was liberally used to coerce them to behave. They are extremely dangerous animals and maintaining power over them is essential but it's upsetting to see. Apparently, there ...