Sun, 20 Mar|
Why do we care so much about tigers? Forest Conservation and Policy in Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan
Join Meenal Tatpati as she talks about the worrying conservation policies in India and our national obsession with 'charismatic megafauna' like tigers.
Time & Location
20-Mar-2022, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm IST
About the Event
Official statements claim that tigers lived in the forests of Kumbalgarh and the adjoining regions of Roopnagar, Dewair, Phulwari Ke Nal till the 1960s when they were wiped out due to hunting. Then why is there an insistence on reintroducing a predator species to an area that is neither big enough nor suitable for them? Why are we as a nation obsessed with specific "charismatic megafauna" and their conservation, often in direct opposition to scientific advisories and local discontent?
Meenal Tatpati works with Kalpavriksh, a non-profit organisation focusing on environmental and social issues at local, national and global levels.