The Lecture Speaks about two ecologically prominent parks of Central India, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and Melghat Tiger Reserve.

Melghat is the first Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra state, standing at 3000+ sq.kms. As part of the ecologically important Satpuda Maikal Landscape, it traces its history back to 1871’s Forsyth’s and Dunbar’s Central India, and even before to the spectacularly built forest forts of the gond tribal kings in 10 AD to rule over the highlands of central India.  Today it is the only home to the once thought extinct and critically endangered but thriving Forest Owlet.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve stands of the other end of the spectrum, boasting of the highest density of Tigers and 43+cubs this year within the park, it is a symbol of successful conservation programs implemented along with the local stake holders; the tribes who have inhabited this wild landscape for centuries.

Date(s) - 17/08/2018
10:00 am - 10:20 am

Merlin Lecture Theatre