The future of conservation with elephants and dogs

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Srinivasan K.

There is widespread acknowledgement that modern human lifestyles (from the time of settled agriculture) have adversely impacted the planet and the non-human creatures that inhabit it, compromising the capacity of the biosphere to support life as currently exists.

One aspect of these adverse impacts is biodiversity loss, through both direct eradication of flora and fauna, and habitat loss following diversion to development activities such as settlement, agriculture, mining and factories. The field of biodiversity and wildlife conservation has emerged in response, but comes under sustained criticism for social impacts associated with conservation interventions.