STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 25 October
A major telecom company today hosted a panel discussion “Tiger as the Metaphor for all Nature” where it was felt that “the best tiger habitat is the human heart”.
 Participating  in the discussion, Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia, came out strongly in support of preserving the natural habitat of the tiger and felt that expanding the Protected Area Network and providing the necessary space and isolation for tigers and other wildlife and beefing up the protective mechanisms to care for forests, rivers, coasts, wetlands and grasslands is the shrewdest possible financial investment for India.
Sharing her views on wildlife tourism, Ms Poonam Dhanwatey, Founder Trustee, Tiger Research And Conservation Trust said: “The way forward is to usher in the concept of Community Reserves where tigers and other wild species of plants and animals become a source of income and not a cause for the
depletion of people&’s wealth.”
Actor Dia Mirza was also present at the discussion.