Hand in hand

according to a national survey conducted in the late '80s, 69 per cent of India's protected areas ( pa s) have human populations and a large number of them have community rights. Therefore, the viability of setting up pristine wildernesses sanctuaries which are declared total protection areas as a remedy to the loss of biodiversity and depletion of forest resources has been subjected to fresh enquiry. In September 1994, the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi had organised a workshop on