Here’s an interesting document from the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) which provides details on the Protected Area (PA) network of the country. While the figure of 668 PAs appears to be a large number, in reality these are small areas (just 4.9% of total geographic area) scattered across India’s landscape under severe pressure. Obviously, there needs to be a sufficiently large administrative infrastructure to protect and manage PAs. While the document has no details on this, here’s a … Read More
The Protected Area Update is a newsletter on wildlife and protected areas (wildlife sanctuaries and national parks) that is published every two months by Kalpavriksh.
It is in its 15th year of publication and fulfils a vital need of news and information related to PAs from across South Asia, particular India. The newsletter is published six times a year and mailed to nearly 1800 people. Additionally, it goes out as an electronic version to about 1500 individuals and is also … Read More