|Like millions of other children worldwide, Joan Myers was inspired at an early age by Rudyard Kipling's stories and books about the jungles of India. And, so, given the opportunity to visit wildlife refuges in India, she jumped at the chance. Her new book The Jungle at the Door is the result of that experience.
This is the land of the tiger and elephant and monkey and rhino and a treasure trove of other species. But poaching is a persistent and pervasive problem, and the natural habitat for wild animals is shrinking at an alarming rate. Tigers are now extinct in ninety-three percent of their historical range worldwide. Without wildlife refuges such as Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Karizanga, and others in India, their numbers would plummet further.