Many wildlife species in India are under tremendous threat from different sources, mainly from poaching, man-animal conflict, and deforestation. Their survival is dependent on strong laws and support from the Government, from the public, from NGOs and particularly from children who will, we hope, become aware of the threat to these endangered species and go on to support strongly the many projects working towards their survival. Fortunately, efforts are being made torehabilitate many endangered animals like, for example the Tiger, Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Barasingha, and Gharial. The Asiatic Lion, which adorns the national emblem, is only to be found in the Gir National Park in Gujarat. The central Indian Barasingha in Kanha National Park is the only species of its kind in the world. Some of the other globally important endangered species in India are the Gharial, Hangul, Snow Leopard, Lion-tailed Macaque, and the Gangetic River Dolphin. The primary aim of this book is to create a greater awareness of the real danger to wildlife in India and to promote the preservation of that wildlife.
Ashok Mahindra is a wildlife photographer. This is his first book of photographs of the wildlife in India. Ashok is a Chartered Accountant who qualified from England and Wales, and from India. He retired as Co-Chairman of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, and as Senior Partner of A.F. Ferguson & Co. in 2008, after a career of 39 years. He was educated at Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and St. John's College, Oxford. He is aformer Treasurer Trustee and Vice-President of WWF-India.
At a modest price for such a lavish work, this is a volume that merits a wide distribution in schools, colleges, and public libraries.
David L. Hawksworth, Biodiversity and Conservation
This large-format coffee table style book, published in association with BNHS India, presents 120 colour photographs, many spread across two pages, and designed to attract and educate the young adults and children as to the beauty and importance of their Indian wildlife heritage.At a modest price for such a lavish work, this is volume that merits a wide distribution in schools, colleges, and public libraries in India.
D. Hawksworth, Biodiveristy and Conservation