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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Not Quite Burning Bright

"[T]he reason India is now losing its national animal is the forest service's mismanagement of wildlife. The aim of forest management is making money. Wild animals make none, except indirectly via tourism. They need protecting from poachers and human disturbance. But doing things to forests, like permitting mining, logging and roads, does make money."

From The Independent, a review of Valmik Thapar's The Last Tiger and Duff Hart Davis' Honorary Tiger (a life of Billy Arjan Singh.)


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