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 40% 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.
Through this presentation competition, we hope to engage young minds and encourage them to identify, understand and analyse the challenges for conservation of wildlife outside wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, and come up with novel solutions in time for wildlife week 2021.