Wild beasts in the city

Nagendra, Harini (2015) Wild beasts in the city. Seminar (673).

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WITH India on a seemingly unstoppable fast track to urbanization, cities and towns are expanding across the country. The growing urban footprint extends across vast expanses of countryside and forests populated by a rich diversity of wildlife. Many Indian cities deal with challenges of frequent incursions of wildlife. National parks such as Bannerghatta National Park at the southern periphery of Bengaluru, Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the northern part of Mumbai, and Van Vihar National Park in the heart of Bhopal, pose problematic challenges for wildlife conservation. Yet, the challenge of dealing with human-wildlife interactions in the urban context rarely, if ever, figures in considerations of urban planning in India and across much of Asia. Dealing with megafauna remains a challenge in the populated landscapes of South Asia. In the main, this discussion is centred on the rural and the forest, spaces that are increasingly shrinking as the city enlarges its footprint on the rest of the country

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nagendra, Harini
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wild, city, Ecology
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/87
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