When people ask me if there is hope for wildlife I tell them about India 🇮🇳India has over a billion people living within its boundaries and yet somehow manages to have more Tigers and more Asian Elephants than anywhere else on earth. This is no accident. It is not easy. People care about their wild heritage in India and fight hard against the forces that would and could push species like tigers over the edge and into extinction. If India, with all of its myriad cultures and bursting population can manage to save viable populations of wildlife - then it is possible literally anywhere else. .
I came to India in 2008 for one reason - I wanted to see a tiger before they went extinct. I had no idea it would take over 6 years of hiking and searching before it happened - it’s a journey that completely changed my life. It’s because of tigers I went to India. It’s because I went to India I met my wife @gowrivaranashi She and I have been researching human / wildlife conflict for years - hiking the footprints of elephants through south India’s coffee plantations and jungles. We’ve fallen asleep to the sound of roaring tigers. And it’s because of these experiences that my upcoming book is possible. I cannot wait to share it with you all. Thank you India. .. .
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@paulrosolie such a beautiful creature. Hope I get to see one of them one day too. Paul, I love to read your stories. Looking forward to your book 😁
@paulrosolie I watched your show eaten alive on discovery and it was awesome.☺️😉
Can’t wait to read your second book. Loved your first and highly recommend it, The Mother of God. Must read. Thank you Paul and I hope your machete wound is healed. ❤️the best to you and Gowri.
Wow what a story and on our Independence Day too.👏👏🇮🇳🇮🇳thank you Paul n Gowri
That’s a very honest write up ... welcome to India
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Thank you for putting India's conservation efforts in the right perspective. You are doing God's work, @paulrosolie
Really glad I am following you. Keep it coming. Prayers for you and your wife for what you do for the generations to come. That is a big impact my brother. Blessings. From New Mexico.
So moved 😊😊😊
Wonderful story, only thing is now I have "thank you" by alanis morisette stuck in my head 😵😵😵
@winegalca I wouldn’t bother with indian men ... too much trans generational patriarchy to deal with :)
Any good news on the wildlife front is welcome! Thank you!
I love to read your testimonials. They always have something to teach with true heart. I have never thought of India as a place of conservancy, but now that you told so it suddenly makes so much sense! All those documentaries I saw and magazines I read about this country came from memory and I can see your point clearly! Thank you so much, again! Kisses from Brazil.
Looking forward to read it 😊
Thank you sir. I am proud of my country.🙏
As an Indian, a nature and animal lover, I'm deeply moved by your words. I personally think we, especially Indians, could be (and should be) doing so much better for all the animals out there. I've always grumbled among my friends that we aren't doing good enough. But if someone like you who has walked the path is giving credit, I guess that's a well deserved one.
Proud to be an Indian :)
What a lovely story, it gives us hope that conservation efforts will be successful elsewhere. I just recently started following you and plan to read your first book, what is the name of your second book and when will it come out? Love reading your posts and following your work ! 😊❤
What a lovely story and gives hope that conservation efforts elsewhere will also be successful. I'm pla
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This is so true. I am so glad that there are so many passionate individuals fighting for wildlife space in India. Hopefully, the fight will remain this strong.
I’m going to India in November/December. Any chance you’ll be there then?
I went to India for the same reason!!! To see those majestic cats in the Indian wilds🐅🐅
Saw leopards too! No luck on a husband. Maybe I will have to try another continent 😂🐅
@paulrosolie - Thank you .. it is wonderful fact
@paulrosolie Thanks Paul.. will be waiting for it!! 🙏😊
I appreciate bro
@nnaik2007 it won’t be until next year at this time but I’ll post all about it as it gets close to release day! 🙏🙏🙏
@chaoticenigma thanks!! It’s coming!
Hi @paulrosolie , i am your very big fan since i have seen your anaconda episode on discovery channel and i hope once in my life time i can meet you, all the best for your future work👍🙏 and say my hello to gowri🙏
@1a_2a_tia thanks so much - above all else I am a writer - so your word mean a lot!! 🙏🙏🙏
You have a rare ability Paul. You put in words what you feel & experience in a way that brings us readers into the situation you're writing about. It is the reason I follow you. Trevor is similar with visuals, but your writing really takes the cake. Loved the elephant story btw & very excited to read your book!
@paulrosolie - Dear Paul, Yes, people are caring for the wildlife in India and the efforts has helped to increase the population as well. Please mention the name of your upcoming book, so that we can look for it. THANKS
You are amazing! Thank you for the work you are putting in. Thank you for the hope! Cannot wait for your new book!!