M K Ranjitsinh , former director of the Tiger Conservation Programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature India , was an important player in the formulation of the Wildlife Protection Act. He spoke to Down

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Scientists in Karnataka are forced by the administration to abandon efforts towards documenting the biodiversity knowledge of indigenous people

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Ethnic veterinary medicine is effective, cheap and accessible. Above all, it recognises the fact that no one knows an animal better than its keeper

A noted Gandhian historian, DHARAMPAL has enquired into variousfacets of M British Indian society. He has authored several books, including Indian Science and Technology in the 18th century and The Beautiful Tree. In a conversation with MAX MARTIN in