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A brilliant commentary on the state of our wildlife and protected ...
19 July 2017
A brilliant commentary on the state of our wildlife and protected areas, but disturbing. The development onslaught is destroying many of our pristine areas, threatening the last refuges of wild creatures like the flamingo on the wet coast and the Oliver Ridley nesting sites on the east coast, not to speak of the central Indian tiger forests (Kipling country). Mining and other development projects are also assailing the tribal communities, who were hitherto protected to some extent by their very remoteness.The invidious effect of linear intrusions like roads and now the massive project of inter-linking of rivers is also described. It appears that the Indian wildlife and natural habitats are doomed. Perhaps the ruling classes will reconsider their approach only if some appeal could be made to their sense of pride in our unique natural formations; the sense of pride in Gujerat's lions must be extended to its flamingoes and wild asses! All kudos to the author, who has grown from book to book into one of our leading wildlife advocates.