is one of the world's leading tiger experts. He has worked passionately to preserve
tiger habitats and pass laws to protect them. Thapar was responsible for creating
the Ranthambore Foundation a decade ago. The organization is named for a national
park in India where tigers are protected. He is an educator and writer, having
written numerous well-respected books on tigers and tiger conservation, including
Land of the Tiger : A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent, Tiger : Habitats,
Life Cycles, Food Chains, Threats; and Secret Life of Tigers. He
has also created numerous film documentaries on tigers and tiger conservation.