Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are
in fact plans to protect man. If this piece of Stewart Udall’s wisdom is
anything to go by, our country still is still lagging behind in wildlife
conservation. Environ, a city-based wildlife magazine is carrying on its
crusade to improve the awareness about the flora and fauna together with the
hills, dales and rivers which make ensure sustainable living for man and beast.
In its October-December issue, it has focused on Antarctica, elephant-man
conflict in north and south Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Assam, the role
of poverty alleviation of indigenous freshwater fish of north-eastern India and
class five student’s take on his visit to Ranthambhore national park.
in 1981, India had recognised the importance of scientific research of Antarctica,
the first expedition taking place the same year. Ever since, India has been a
participant in various national and international scientific projects on Antarctica.
Discovery of 30 new insects, identification of the new genes from the bacteria
which helps them to survive at low temperature. Going through this issue of
this issue of Environ, makes one seek to look into the future and feel like
that we are nothing without wildlife as they are the stars on the sky and we
feel awkward in their absence.