Episode 35

Saving Species, Series 1 Episode 35 of 40

35/40 Saving Species sent Matthew Hill to India to investigate a story about tiger conservation. The story has a direct link to Bristol, the home city of the BBC Natural History Unit, in Mr Ash Pawade - a retired heart surgeon. Ash Pawade has set up a charity "Hands for Life" which takes volunteer NHS surgeons to Anandwan Hospital in his home state of Chandrapur to provide operations for the poor. It was when operating on people after alleged tiger attacks that Ash, and Saving Species, learnt about the struggle conservationists are having in the area to conserve tigers, where tigers clearly have the potential to be the neighbours from hell. Matthew Hill discovers a remarkable story of education and forest conservation driven by the very same people that Ash Pawade treats through his charity. These are the rural poor. This is a story of passion for Tigers, compassion for Tigers and People and corruption.

Presented by Matthew Hill
Produced by Mary Colwell
Series Editor Julian Hector.

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Thu 30 Dec 2010 21:00

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