These field notes come to me, Daleep Akoi, owner of a unique jungle lodge at the edge of Corbett Tiger Reserve, India's oldest and most spectacular of wild life preserves. Our naturalists at Jim's Jungle Retreat send me regular bits about the forest and its residents; I write or edit them and upload it here for you.

The Monsoon Jungle
Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The Monsoon Jungle
I was here last during the scorching dry heat of the plains. Coming from a heat wave in New Delhi, I was not surprised to see that the impartiality of the sun had left the grassland-jungle dehydrated as well. Water holes in the area were drying up, trees were looking tired, and a compulsory siesta was the only way to make it through to the evenings. (more…)
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Living in a natural equilibrium
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Wanting to spot a tiger in the open jungle is like wanting to pick up a chick in a nightclub: The more desperate you seem, the lesser are your chances. Well, I got lucky today (May 11, 2012), spotting a huge tigress and her (rather large) cub as they strolled by me, ten meters away from my open jeep. Having read the horror man-eater stories in The Jim Corbett Omnibus, I must say I was terrified. Instead of reaching for my camera, (more…)
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A knight to the rescue: Sir Richard and WildAid unite for tiger conservation
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

A knight to the rescue: Sir Richard and WildAid unite for tiger conservation
On Monday, Jim’s Jungle Retreat was humbled, honored and extremely excited to host a discovery excursion for international donors looking to aid tiger conservation at Corbett Tiger Reserve under the guidance of WildAid, an international wildlife conservation organization, and the Virgin Group’s non-profit foundation Virgin Unite. (more…)
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