Harsh and I have co-authored a piece on how commerce enables wildlife conservation:
India’s geography and wildlife is as diverse as its population – few other nations can match the richness and variety of the landscapes, flora and fauna on offer. The tragedy has been this wealth has been inaccessible for too long. India’s national parks, mountains, forests and beaches are not well connected to towns and cities, where consumers live. Road and air connectivity has been available only since a decade – a lot remains to be done. Tourism is an effective and efficient way to create incentives for wildlife conservation while affording a sustainable means of livelihood to the local population.