Leopard Moon Rising
Leopard Moon Rising - Distant Views of India explores the cultural underpinning of wildlife conservation in India.
Leopard Moon Rising – Distant Views of India explores the cultural underpinning of wildlife conservation in India. In my book Framing Nature – conservation and culture there is a chapter set in India, in which I meet tribal communities living harmoniously alongside urban leopards and forest lions. Leopard Moon Rising expands on their stories, and compiles all the other material amassed on my two research visits there.
Written during Covid lockdown, publication as an e-book is scheduled for March 2021. Subjects include human-big cat interaction, including tigers, Asiatic lions and leopards; the impact of the sudden near-extinction of vultures; and tribal communities’ fights to save their forest homelands.