Sara Butzbach

India is a beautiful country; both its people and animals are teeming with life. Around every corner and down every corner and down every street, there is movement and color that captures your attention and refuses to let go. The wildlife of India is spectacular and each part of the country has so much to offer. In the Sunderbans, the largest wetlands in the world, there are tigers that walk through the mangrove forests. Birds of every color and size can be seen flying from one branch to the next. They are the brightly colored gems of Nameri. In Kaziranga, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo enjoy the afternoon sun, grazing on tall grass or bathing themselves in the cool waters of the lakes that dot the landscape. While each of these parks is separated from each other, they share something in common. Each of them strives to maintain the biodiversity of wildlife in India from the mangrove forests of the Sunderbans to the grasslands of Kaziranga. We, as humans must ensure that this biodiversity is kept intact, not only in India but in our own backyards so that future generations can enjoy the spectacular gift that we call nature.

 

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