The Think Wildlife Podcast
India’s grasslands are amongst the most biodiverse in the world. From wolves and hyenas to blackbucks and gazelle and from the Great Indian Bustard to various species of cranes, these grasslands are pristine ecosystems. Moreover, grasslands play a vital role in the fight against climate change due to the large amongst of carbon sequestration they perform.
However, grasslands are under severe pressure. Unfortunately, considered as wastelands, only about 3% of India’s grasslands are protected. As a result, these ecosystems are being degraded by livestock overgrazing, agricultural expansion, renewable energy projects, and infrastructure development.