The Nagahole National Park is a wildlife sanctuary located outside Mysore, abundant with rich forest, streams, valleys and waterfalls. Home to tigers, elephants, bison, deer and other wildlife, the park is in the vanguard of the fight to save threatened native wildlife, and the Indian tiger specifically. The park rangers may be frontline soldiers but these wardens go into battle clad only in flip-flops and T-shirts, and are paid as little as 2,000 rupees per month. It’s hardly a fair fight against poachers and their seductive bribes, or against the extremes of the Karnataka monsoon.
The 1,70,000 rupees (3,000 USD) raised in the silent auction helped to provide better equipment for the wardens, including proper trekking shoes and substantial rain jackets.
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