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Shared Planet - 01 Oct 13 - Religion & Wildlife

Oct. 1, 2013

This week Monty Don explores how religious teachings might help people get more involved in conservation. In southern India, the city of Bangalore is the third most populous city in India and one of the fastest growing. As the city expands, the nearby national park - Bannerghatta - is under pressure. People now live in the buffer zone that was designed to separate people and wildlife. Elephants now regularly damage crops and farmland as their traditional sites are settled by people. Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker, Fazlun Khalid and Bishop James Jones join Monty to explore how religion and conservation fit together.

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