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Superiority in Wildlife Sanctuaries
Through the past few centuries, man has witnessed such advancements, which were considered impossible once. Starting with living in caves, keeping self-alive, and serving needs were the only factors to consider. This went evolving as one after other inventions and discoveries took place. As humans progressed the comfort and safety measures increased. Since the stone age, humans have been capable of differentiating apart into animals providing items and could be trained versus one to protect themselves. This was learned through some painful experiences and passed on as knowledge to further generations. Few of the exceptions could be seen in the world but generally, it is assumed in this way.
Living in the vicinity of the jungle, humans adapted them as natural shelter, but the further process of erecting walls took place. Caves of natural built turned into manmade walls with roof covers. Humans established their habitat as they proceeded, but animals stayed the same in the jungle. Understanding the threat from the wild animals the boundaries and compound walls entered the picture. Humans tend to colonize themself to secure the vicinity and socialize amongst one another. The concept of framing the shelter took place where man separated himself from the rest of the animals.
Point of realization
In the field of biology, advanced humans started to research and development in terms of nature and species. The importance of studying other animals grew over time. This became helpful in the fields of medicine, fashion as well as genetic engineering. These fields widened their horizons as the research entered an extensive stage. The life interdependency of species over each other was explored and promoted here. The importance of endangered species sustainability and shared responsibility got to the surface. With these micro initiatives, the world was waiting for massive changes.
The sense of securing nature was established a long time back, where to help trees sustain the formation of Devarai took place. With the help of religion and faith, people were engaged in the activity to protect the trees. These creative ideations were followed for the years, changing their form but not the motive. Soon enough the ideology for animals took place in the form of sanctuaries. The jungles and the ecosystem within could be protected and preserved. With all the advanced manmade innovations, animals and bird species were getting endangered. Thus, the solution of the sanctuary was put forth and practiced around the globe.
Welcome To The Jungle
Point of entry impacts the most on the overall experience of the incident. The jungle entrance gates are highlighted with arches and names written. Near the entrance arches, the main office of the forest officers and their quarters are situated. This way, the grand and majestic entrance of mother nature is opened to all. Each office or even registration desk has complete fencing and security measures to protect from animals. All the jeeps and vehicles are parked outside. This takes the visitors on safaris.
Adapting the basics, each gate and vicinity is equipped with medical facilities and equipment. All the necessary and related services are provided in the adjacent structure. This way intrusion of architecture within the jungle helps man to initiate the jungle safari. Providing the most suitable experience is the primary responsibility of architecture, which is catered in this vicinity for the inter-species user group.
A Step into the Jungle
As the ideology of sanctuary started gripping its roots into the industry, related fields also inserted their inputs into the gaps. When architecture stepped in, the maximum possible inclusive design was incorporated within the vicinity. Structures and equipment helping forest department officials, jungle visitors as well as the species were designed for a better future. Watch towers were installed for the best view and examination of the flora and fauna within. Wildlife photography has taken a huge step into the world market. Activity-supportive infrastructure was provided for such fields.
Animals are dependent on food and water. Where in some cases natural resources might dry up due to extreme heat and climatic changes. In such conditions, manmade inserts play a vital role in support of their survival. Boar well is usually installed at certain distances such as a trail is created. Many carnivores animals need to sit in water sources after consuming raw meat. This activity is carefully observed and water bodies are drawn accordingly.
For animal research, photography, or even in the travel and tourism industry, the experience of living in the forest is considered on top priority. Safe, secure, and merging cabins are designed in some parts of the jungle. These cabins are intentionally designed with a clear sight of the outside. Fencing and boundary demarcation is a valid point in terms of the protection of people. The trails and roads within the jungle are carefully planned to connect these cabins and cross the daily roots of animals. This helps in giving the full and most thorough experience for the visitor.
Architecture Outside Jungle
In many places in India, the jungle and sanctuary parts are near the villages. In such cases, jungles are not marked with any boundary nor preserved with any compound wall. This leads to the intrusion of wild animals into the human settlements nearby. A tiger crossing the road is mostly a common sight in many areas. This incident is equally dangerous for humans as well as animals. Where people are scared of getting eaten by the animals, the animals are scared of getting hit by vehicles and burning due to fire. A supreme balance must be achieved in terms of securing and cohabitating.
In many places, bridges or flyovers are built especially for vehicle movement where the animals cross the jungle from under. This way the animals are provided with traffic-free zones where accident rates are also comparatively low. At the most, human has encroached on nature with concrete jungle and expanded its boundaries. Where animals are yet to get adjusted to these new ways. As the area of jungle spreads across meters, it touches the margins of multiple villages. This way interactions between animals and humans increase.
To move ahead in the future, stepping toward a healthy world all humans must learn to cohabitate. The ego of planet ownership must be erased and the sharing environment must take place. This way human race takes a step toward the future. This responsibility is also shared by all the professionals and skilled sectors of society. Combined efforts in this journey will provide an effective result.
The shared responsibility of architects plays a vital role in providing the infrastructure support shaping the future. From the choice of sustainable materials to the vernacular styles, one must look into the depth of its requirements. Keeping in mind the necessities of both parties, human and wildlife design shall progress. Once again bringing the ego world right back to its original Eco world.