Saving Wild India spells out new and innovative ways to govern our wilderness and safeguard its future.
In his new book, naturalist and conservationist Valmik Thapar gives us a bold yet considered plan to preserve and protect our dwindling forests, wildlife and wilderness areas. Saving wild India (whether we realize it or not) is of critical importance to the quality of life we lead today. It should therefore be a priority, both at the level of the state and that of the individual, to sort out the myriad problems that are leading to the destruction of our forests and the extermination of our wildlife - poaching, timber smuggling, illegal mining, flawed administrative policy and much much more.
Drawing upon more than forty years of experience in the field, the author gives us a detailed blueprint on how to effect change and revitalize and expand our forest cover. He argues for the repeal of archaic and ineffectual laws, the framing and passing of enlightened legislation, the revamping of our training institutes, the eradication of corruption, putting an end to the meddling of politicians and bureaucrats, the reorganization of the Indian Forest Service, enlightened wildlife tourism, an inclusive approach to conservation, public-private partnerships, as well as a variety of other measures that could check the ongoing damage to wild India.
About the Author
- Renowned tiger expert and wildlife conservationist Valmik Thapars new book sheds light on the state of Indias forests and wildlife.
- Having served on numerous government committees and worked with closely with forest officers, Thapar understands the laws that govern wild India and knows what works and what needs to change
- Natural history is a very important subject that is only going to gain more importance in coming years, and this being the only mainstream book that talks about policies and laws, is a significant achievement.
has spent four decades serving the cause of wild India. During this time, he has authored, co-authored and edited more than twenty five books and made or presented nearly a dozen films for the BBC and several other television networks on the tiger and Indian flora and fauna. He is currently working on Winged Fire, the final book in his acclaimed trilogy that includes Wild Fire and Tiger Fire. He has also created a major non governmental organization dedicated to conserving wildlife, the Ranthambore Foundation. He is currently a member of the Rajasthan Board for Wildlife chaired by the chief minister and has helped the state government formulate a holistic forest conservation scheme the Van Dhan Yojana.