Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Indian tradition and culture help us conserve wildlife.

Dr HS Singh | Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Despite high human population - about one sixth humans of the world packed in an area which is one third of China or America - Indians have unique position in the world in the field of wildlife conservation.
In Asia, no country is near India in richness of wildlife and its preservation, although they were equally rich in wildlife before the Second World War.
Status of wild mega mammals is indicator of degree of wildlife management. At present, out of 48,000 Asiatic elephant in Asia, 28,000-30,000 elephants are in the Indian forests; of 20,000 leopards in Asia, 13,000-14,000 leopards are in India; despite present crisis of tiger, about half of the total tigers are in Indian forests. Similar stories can be mentioned for other species also.

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