|The fierce love and respect that Jagat
Chaturvedi has developed over the years by living in
close proximity to animals and daily interaction allowed by
being a guide and naturalist is the reason for his passion to
save the tiger and its’ prey while helping villagers to
improve their quality of life. To that end Jagat created Wild
Insights India, with the goal of sharing the beauty
of as rare an animal as the Royal Bengal Tiger
and allowing for a reasonable escape from poverty for the residents
around the Reserves.
Jagat's goal is to promote peaceful coexistence between the
animals and villagers who need to be educated about the importance
of preserving the eco-system of parks in india. To this end
he has set up Wild Insights India as a tour company
that would generate funds for helping the resident villagers
with growing their own crops and protecting their livestock
and educating them about conservation. It is important to
him that the villagers find ways to subsist on the land they
have without encroaching on the territory of the endangered
tigers that need to survive on enough prey available to them.
By generating funds from visitors that would offset the poverty
faced by the inhabitants parks villagers, Jagat hopes the
villagers learn to respect and love their arch enemy, the
tiger, and learn to treasure this animal and allow it enough
room in its’ natural habitat to proliferate. Conservation
would depend on the goodwill of the villagers only after relief
from proverty is guaranteed.
Jagat Chaturvedi born and brought up inside the Bandhavgarh
Wild Life Reserve is the owner of Wild Insights India.
As a nature guide who worked for the Reserve for several years
and presently as a naturalist, Jagat has a deep understanding
of the relationship between man and animals and their effect
on each other. This has lead to his passion for conservation
and his ultimate vision of protecting the precious animals
of Indian parks, particularly the Royal Bengal Tiger that
is on the brink of extinction.