Project Elephant and Tiger: A Fresh Look at Terrestrial Conservation?

(This Article First Appeared In The Quint On Sept 14, 2023)

  • There needs to be a paradigm shift in the tiger-and-elephant-centric mindset of officers in charge of the new PTE. The concept of ‘Umbrella Species’ took flight in the 1980s when biodiversity conservation strategies were being discussed. Soon, the tiger in India was overwhelmingly considered an Umbrella Species that, if protected, would also conserve a host of other organisms and their habitats just as an umbrella would prevent everything under its coverage area from getting wet in the rain…

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