This article was originally published on Mongabay India

“Photographer Aditya Singh quit his civil services job within a year of joining, left Delhi and moved to Sawai Madhopur city in Rajasthan just outside Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, to be closer to nature.

Over the last 20 years, Singh has bought about 35 acres of land (worth over Rs 10 million; one crore) which shares its boundary with Ranthambore tiger reserve and left it undisturbed. The landholding is now a lush green forest patch that is frequented by wild animals, including tigers, throughout the year.

Singh has been approached by buyers for his land many times but his love for nature and wildlife has him refusing offers. Instead, he has inspired many others who own land around his to follow suit and many across India who want to follow to the same model.”

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