Conservation from the Margins

By: Umesh Srinivasan & Nandini Velho (Eds) Mahesh Rangarajan (Frwd.)

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1. The resource of tradition: changing identities and conservation conflicts in gangetic fisheries/Nachiket Kelkar. 2. Conservation amidst shifting sands in India's marine fisheries/Divya Karnad. 3. Mangrove ecosystems: the mark twain of natural habitats/Nibedita Mukherjee, Nikhil Lele and Neelambari Phalkey. 4. The last hunters of Arunachal Pradesh: the past and present of wildlife hunting in North-east India/Ambika Aiyadurai and Nandini Velho. 5. The changing dynamics of organised wildlife trade in India/Uttara Mendiratta and Tito Joseph. 6. Conservation colour-blindness: the fate of green in the land of red/Raza Kazmi. 7. Marginalisation, migration and militancy: the complexities of forest and biodiversity loss on the Assam-Arunachal border/Umesh Srinivasan. 8. Greener on neither side: socio-ecological crisis of grasslands in India/Sutirtha Dutta. 9. Living with snow leopards: a pluralistic approach to wildlife conservation/Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi and Radhika Timbadia. Glossary. Index. The diverse landscape of India is home to globally important wildlife species and habitats. However, a rapidly growing economy and human population, along with socio-political issues such as ethnic and political marginalisation, have serious, if often unrecognised, impacts on this vast biodiversity. While some of India s conservation issues-the tiger and elephant conservation, mining and global warming-have gained currency in media and policy discourse, several others remain confined only to the academic world of conservation biologists and environmental activists, and rarely enter either public consciousness or public policy. Conservation from the Margins talks about some of these neglected conservation issues. Conservation and environmental degradation cannot be confined to domains of only the state and activists; communities are also actively engaged with their natural surroundings. The essays in this volume do not merely analyse the ecological aspects of these environmental problems unidimensionally; instead, they examine the complex intersection of the natural with the social. The chapters range from the realities of illegal wildlife trade in India to the impact of naxalism on the Palamau Tiger Reserve, and from conservation in marine fisheries to identity politics in the Gangetic fisheries. The result of extensive fieldwork done by some of the finest biologists and sociologists across the country, the book highlights the personal experiences of the scientists to understand and resolve the issues. Printed Pages: 296

Title: Conservation from the Margins

Author Name: Umesh Srinivasan & Nandini Velho (Eds) Mahesh Rangarajan (Frwd.)

Categories: Environmental Studies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

ISBN: 9789352872824

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: Conservation from the Margins Umesh Srinivasan & Nandini Velho (Eds) Mahesh Rangarajan (Frwd.)