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People, Parks and Wildlife: Towards Co-Existence
Vasant Saberwal, Mahesh Rangarajan and Ashish Kothari(Ed.s)
Price : ₹ 275.00  
ISBN : 9788125019800
Language : English
Pages : 156
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2001
Series : Tracts for the Times
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image

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About the Book

The ideology of conservation in India today faces a crisis. Nature lovers, photographers, tourists continue to flock to the National Parks, hoping to see tigers in Ranthambor, lions in the Gir forests, and rare birds in Bharatpur. But smugglers and poachers, supported by politicians and business interests, sheltered by local communities, raid the protected forests for valuable exports. This tract traces the roots of such problems to the very ideology of conservation in India, and discusses its historical and conceptual basis.

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Vasant Saberwal,former research associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. 

Mahesh Rangarajan,Fellow of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

Ashish Kothari,founder-member of Kalpavriksh, a 20 year old environmental action group. He is currently coordinating the Technical and Policy Core Group to help formulate India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.