Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts invites you to Conscious Conservation: Understanding India's Wilderness, with Jaisal Singh, Aditi Kothari Desai and Dr. Dharmendra Khandal, in conversation with Gargi Rawat. This is Episode V of our ListenIN series.
India's wildlife is at increasing risk from many corners. Creeping development, illegal poaching and wildlife trade, deforestation, pollution and climate change are all coming together to create a perfect storm of adversity. Disappearing natural habitats threaten the delicate ecological balance, the consequences of which could be irreversible and calamitous.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) says India accounts for 2.4% of the world's land area but 7-8% of all recorded species. As of 2018, India had a total of 683 animal species in IUCN's critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable categories, including the Bengal Tiger, Great Indian Bustard, Asiatic Lion, the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros, and the Malabar Civet, among others. Today, we stand faced with an urgent need to preserve wildlife and natural ecosystems across the country and focus on conservation in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Conscious Conservation: Understanding India's Wilderness brings together leading conservationists who will share their learning from their work and initiatives, and focus on how everyone can contribute to the preservation of our greatest treasure.
Join us for this webinar discussion on Zoom Live, 24 June 2020 at 5.00 pm IST. Click here to register.