978-0-19-566293-1 / 9780195662931

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Illustrated with rare pictures, this book explores some remarkable efforts to save the forest. In doing so it looks at the governance of wildlife and forests and some of the greatest defenders of wildlife in India. Alexander Gibson, S.P. Sahi, A.T.L. Dodsworth, F.W. Champion, Jim Corbett, S.H. Prater, Salim Ali, R.W. Burton, George Schaller, E.P. Gee, Kailash Sankhala, Billy Arjan Singh, M. Krishnan who battled for the future of India s wildlife. Thapar also examines the evolution of wildlife governance in India over two centuries including the Supreme Court s initiatives, recent court decisions, and loopholes in existing legislation. He also explores the amazing efforts of organizations like the Bombay Natural History Society as an institution dedicated to conservation in the last century. Will attract a wide range of readers including wildlife enthusiasts, environmentalists, planners, policy makers, forest officials, NGOs and activists fighting for wildlife protection

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