The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers
The best book on tigers for many years – and the saddest. Raghu Chundawat led a successful pioneering study of tigers in the dry forests of Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, before catastrophe struck: a spike in poaching and a new director who didn’t want to hear bad news. Chundawat and his team were banned from the forest and Panna lost all of its tigers. After years of grief, the author has assembled his data in a comprehensive work, which is full of fresh insights that only a trained observer accrues over years in the field. Magnificent.