by Lee Brann
India is home to 1.3 billion people and 8% of the world’s most biodiversity, placing it among the most mega-populated and megadiverse countries. For these reasons alone, advancing protection for nature in India is as necessary as it is challenging. India’s human population is dependent upon this region’s rich biological diversity, and both the human and natural environment will accrue substantial benefits from the expansion of interconnected protected areas.
A record of remarkable conversation achievements, impressive institutional frameworks, and strong cultural appreciation for nature are compelling reasons to invest in this region, promising that with time and effort ambitious conservation objectives are achievable.