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Wildlife Farming to Conserve Nature’s Elusive Wealth in North East India


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1 Wildlife Research and Conservation Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Assam University, Silchar 788 011, India
 

Wildlife farming is increasingly popular in the areas where source animals are available. Conservationists have both favouring and counter-arguments on wildlife farming for conservation. We found that wildlife farming for meat demands is beneficial for conservation, when accompanied by strong laws and good governance. However, wildlife farming for commercialization of animal products and also to reduce pressure on wild species is difficult to achieve. Here, we suggest some criteria to be maintained in wildlife farming in the context of North East India to achieve conservation benefits along with farming.
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Nazimur Rahman Talukdar
Wildlife Research and Conservation Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Assam University, Silchar 788 011, India
Parthankar Choudhury
Wildlife Research and Conservation Laboratory, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Assam University, Silchar 788 011, India

Abstract


Wildlife farming is increasingly popular in the areas where source animals are available. Conservationists have both favouring and counter-arguments on wildlife farming for conservation. We found that wildlife farming for meat demands is beneficial for conservation, when accompanied by strong laws and good governance. However, wildlife farming for commercialization of animal products and also to reduce pressure on wild species is difficult to achieve. Here, we suggest some criteria to be maintained in wildlife farming in the context of North East India to achieve conservation benefits along with farming.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv117%2Fi10%2F1569-1570