The Forest Rights Act

Wildlife Conservation

The government's efforts at wildlife conservation are more often aimed at extending power over resources than at protecting wildlife.

Relocating people from protected areas (national parks and sanctuaries) has long been a favourite solution to every problem for some wildlife conservationists, and it has eagerly been adopted by the government too.  But relocation has been an unmitigated disaster.  The best example of this is the current disaster in tiger reserves, but it will now not be the only one.

Over the years the Campaign has exchanged open letters with conservation organisations.

Tigers are India's national animal.  But instead of protecting them in the most accountable, transparent and effective manner possible, the forest bureaucracy has been intent instead on taking over more power for itself.

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