Indian Science for Indian Tigers?: Conservation Biology and the Question of Cultural Values

  title={Indian Science for Indian Tigers?: Conservation Biology and the Question of Cultural Values},
  author={Michael Lewis},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • M. Lewis
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the History of Biology
The implementation of Project Tiger in India, 1973–1974, was justly hailed as a triumph of international environmental advocacy. It occurred as a growing number of conservation-oriented biologists were beginning to argue forcefully for scientifically managed conservation of species and ecosystems – the same scientists who would, by the mid-1980s, call themselves conservation biologists. Although India accepted international funds to implement Project Tiger, it strictly limited research posts to… 
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