Published in Wildlife
By Dr. Priyadarshini Chakrabarti (Basu) (Post Doctoral Researcher, Oregon State University, USA)
It is always a good feeling when we come across a word that we have heard a thousand times and we can prod our heads a little and remember what it means. But do we truely understand its meaning? “Conservation” is perhaps such a familiar word. Our courses have taught us conservation; media has informed us about various conservation reports; governments globally have strategized conservation and we do our little parts by visiting these sanctuaries of protection and think we know what conservation really is.