BIM app Indian scientists and conservationists have mixed views on the conclusions of this study, primarily because, while the surveys were carried out in the West, most charismatic species call Asia and Africa their home BIM app.
“If you notice, all species they talk about are either from Asia or Africa whereas, if I am not wrong, this questionnaire was administered in the western world, a population far removed geographically from the ‘action’,” said Rahul Kaul, chief ecologist at the Wildlife Trust of India, Noida BIM app.
Further, “while many charismatic animals are still considered endangered and retained in the IUCN Red List, there have been many success stories,” Raman Sukumar, a professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, told The Wire. But contrary to popular belief, “elephants are not under imminent threat of extinction”. Asian elephant populations have either increased or held steady in South Asia, especially in India and Sri Lanka, in the last few decades BIM app.
The elephants of the African savannah are also thriving in many southern African countries, such as Botswana and South Africa, although not everywhere. It’s the African forest elephant that’s in more danger, having come under severe threat due to ivory poaching.
Sukumar argued that “the cultural association between people and animals plays a major role in the persistence of charismatic animals.”
For example, the composition of fauna in the Indian subcontinent has persisted as such for the last 200,000 years. “That this has happened in one of the most ancient lands to be settled by people, and supports one of the densest human populations, is only because of the cultural connect between people and animals,” Sukumar said.