Topic: Conservation strategies for wildlife outside national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are protected environments with legal status for the conservation of biodiversity.
However, less than 40% area of the Western Ghats, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, falls within these protected areas. With major part of the ghats extending into Kerala, it becomes imperative that we understand the issues facing the conservation of the areas that lie outside the legal protection of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
Students from various colleges in Kerala present their ideas about the wildlife conservation strategies outside the protected areas.