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“Would you save tigers if your baby was eaten by one?”

We had the privilege to interview Dr. Bindu Raghavan, Principal Scientist and Faculty at the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India. With her, we talked about nature conservation in India and about the mission of This is My Earth as a game changer in the field of biodiversity.

Dr. Bindu Raghavan, Principal Scientist and Faculty at the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India. With her, we talked about nature conservation in India and about the mission of This is My Earth as a game changer in the field of biodiversity.
Dr. Bindu Raghavan, Principal Scientist and Faculty at the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India. With her, we talked about nature conservation in India and about the mission of This is My Earth as a game changer in the field of biodiversity.

How would you introduce yourself?

I am Bindu Raghavan, a veterinarian, wildlife biologist, and disease ecologist, and I am passionate about nature conservation. I’ve grown up interested in how wildlife diseases affect wildlife populations and how the interaction between domestic animals, humans, and wildlife impacts the spread of infectious diseases.

What sort of interactions do you analyze?

There are many types of interactions between wildlife and humans. There are positive and negative interactions, which all impact the wildlife population. I like to understand how these processes work

What are the main risks of negative interactions?

We all know that the human population is growing, and we are consuming a lot. Every day we consume more and more resources per person to live what we feel is a good life.

That leads to the destruction of biodiversity and degradation of our natural resources, and the way we develop is putting at risk the habitats where wildlife, animals, wild fauna and flora live.

Natural environments sustain all the species on Earth, and there is no doubt we are creating dangerous imbalances. That is ironic because the loss of biodiversity is also putting our health at risk. We need to do something different; how we expand and our relationship with natural areas could be better. 

Can you recall a moment of revelation in which you realized the environment needed to be protected?

I cannot recall an exact moment. Wild animals have always fascinated me. I always knew I would work with wild animals. I wanted to touch, observe, and feel them; that was my initial interest.

That led me to become a veterinarian. I did a master’s in wildlife biology, which raised my interest even more. When you work with animals, you realize the problems surrounding them. We, humans, are everywhere, and we are influencing everything animals do.

As I started working in my career, I understood that their survival was linked to social issues, economics, politics, and all sorts of human-made problems. Also, I understood how interconnected all living things are to nature, including us. It has been more like a journey, and I am still learning. I am also a mother, so I love conserving nature for my son and his generation. Also, nature conservation in India is gaining momentum.

In your work as nature conservation advocate in India, is there an animal that you love above others?

I do have a soft spot formountain ungulates because I’ve worked with them. I also love whales! And all animals, even the “ugly ones”. [laughing] Once you work with wildlife, you realize all life is precious. That is what I try to do with my nature conservation approach in India.

What can you tell us about the small project with the Wildlife Trust of India with which you started your career in 2000?

I was volunteering for them.  Back then, it was a very young project; now it is a very international organization right now, but we were working at a local scale. I was fresh out of veterinary school by then, and one of my seniors was working with them and asked me whether I would join a project to translocate blackbuck and axis deer from a park in the heart of New Delhi to outside of the city.

I wanted to participate in the project and learn how to translocate and move them and understand their behavior during the process. Diseases interested me a lot.

Finally, I was also very interested in the adaptation processes of the animals. Just because we want animals to move from one place to another, they will still need to adapt and be able to survive. This project gave me a lot of experience.

In 2004, you joined the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and investigated the effect of the veterinary drug diclofenac as a cause of vulture mortalities across India and Southeast Asia; what are the main risks of these drugs?

Diclofenac belongs to a group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and they are used against any pain or inflammation, both in humans and animals. These medicines were introduced because they were not producing any side effects, their consumption was safe, and you could see results quickly.

Veterinarians and doctors use them often. The problem comes with overuse. In India, it seems very clear that we have been overprescribing these drugs.

When we are sick, our immune systems often react with inflammation; these drugs suppress the natural inflammatory reaction. It is the same with animals; veterinarians in remote areas use these drugs often. They are mostly used at the last stages of an animal’s life as a last attempt to treat it. When an animal injected with these drugs dies, it will be eaten by vultures.

Their bodies will still have traces of diclofenac, which accumulates in the vultures’ kidneys, causing a condition called  gout. In the last 20 years, vultures have been dying in the thousands because of this: up to 95% of the population has been killed across Asia and Africa because of these drugs.

Convince someone to save nature conservation in India
Big black vulture resting on the ground, Rajasthan desert, India

Are vultures fragile animals?

Not at all; vultures consume many bacteria, and their immune system can cope with many infections. They eat animals that died of diseases and still survive! The significant part is that their digestive system can bear all these pathogens. Most of them go through their bodies and are expelled as non-pathogenic organisms. Vultures are cleaning our ecosystems. And our ecosystems have favored vultures because they are crucial in sustaining a healthy life.

Are there other animals affected by these human-made drugs?

Other scavengers feed on dead animals. In India, we have scavengers like wild pigs or hyenas… but we still haven’t studied them in depth, so we do not yet understand how diclofenac in carcassesaffects them. It is worth studying this. 

How do you see the pharmaceutical sector in relation to nature conservation?

However, regarding pharmaceutical procedures and ethics, it depends on the company. Pharmaceutical companies look for profit, but it is fair to say that many promote drugs that are not harmful to wildlife. The biggest ones have stricter compliance policies than the smaller ones. In terms of testing drugs on animals, it is a highly complex subject.

As a vet, I must say I don’t like that. My commitment is to the animals and their well-being. But having said that, it would be hypocritical of me to deny that many of the drugs that save thousands of human lives nowadays and are valuable and safe were developed by testing them with animals first. Sometimes, there is no alternative but to conduct animal testing for drugs, especially many life-saving drugs.

Thousands of people with cancer and other illnesses are being saved thanks to studies conducted with animals. If one of my beloved ones had cancer and could be cured by drugs that have been tested on an animal I would  not think twice.

A balance should be found. If you sacrifice an animal, and you are not saving anyone or [only] a limited number, it’s not worth testing. These types of analysis are not easy to do. Luckily enough, we are developing new tools and assessment mechanisms, so we have more certainty. Things will change in the future. Specially in India, nature conservation is moving forward at a fast speed.

Tiger in India

In what sense?

Labs are developing models of cost-benefit analysis as new drug systems are appearing. 

You hold a Ph.D. in infectious diseases; what are the main challenges we face regarding climate change and the spread of these diseases?

Let me give an example. I like to think of biodiversity as Pandora’s box. It is a box with many things, with many beautiful species and natural areas, but with many dangerous things. If the surroundings of this box are taken care of, and the ecosystems are healthy, the box will remainunopened.

But if, at some point, the balance is broken, and the natural regulatory mechanisms are too stressed, then the integrity of the box is lost, and it opens, spreading harmful contents. When we destroy ecosystems, we favor the spread and emergence of these dangerous elements.

Anywhere in the world right now, you can see that where ecosystems have been damaged, the creatures that live within them are seeking to readapt as fast as they can, moving to other places. In the case of viruses or bacteria, they are spreading to new hosts, infecting new bodies.

Climate change is affecting both the hosts and the pathogens. For example, high-altitude animals, such as reindeer in arctic regions, were not used to dealing with flies or certain types of insects. But as the climate is warming, reindeer and Arctic animals have been infested by insects and pathogens.

In other regions, we see these terrible images of animals surrounded by thousands of flies and mosquitos, and they are unable to walk or eat, and die. That’s the effect we are inducing with our human-made climate change. 

What can you tell us about your work at the Centre of Wildlife Studies?

We are a center of scientific excellence protect and study wildlife in India by combining wildlife conservation and science.

My team and I use scientific methods to understand how our natural ecosystems function. We also analyze how wildlife species survive and how their interaction with humans occurs, especially in human-dominated landscapes. We have three major programs. One is human-wildlife interactions, the other looks at diseases and community health, and the third is the illegal trade and hunting of wildlife species. 

We also have a 34-year history of working on the tiger. Our founder is one of the foremost tiger biologists and wildlife scientists in India. We also have three fantastic conservation programs.

The first one looks at the conflict between humans and wildlife. We have many areas where the wildlife and human relationship could be more problematic in India. We often see tigers or elephants killing people because humans destroy their habitats. Doing nature conservation in India is hard. That leads to much hate from some of our citizens against these animals.

The challenge is to educate them in conservation. 

How so?

The Indian government is compensating people who have suffered from these wildlife encounters. It takes time to get the funding, and we believe, just as you do at This is My Earth, that we can help people understand better through education.

We also bring wildlife to kids with our second conservation program, which has been very successful. Some kids have never seen wildlife, and we are bringing wildlife to them through our educational programs. Finally, our third program is a public-health outreach program.

We train nurses and local community workers to advocate for public health and safety and how to protect themselves from wildlife.

Do you see Indian public opinion reacting positively towards nature conservation?

I think India is one of the best countries in the world when it comes to awareness of nature conservation. People who come to India usually cannot understand how our society thrives with nature so close to us.

I lived in Colombia for a while. As you know, because you are trying to save it too, it is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. And people live close to nature, but not as much as we do in India, especially considering so many dangerous animals surround us.

It has to be due to our history and our different religions. Wildlife plays a key role. But it is hard to convince someone to save tigers when their baby has been eaten by one.

Why is nature conservation in India important in our race against global warming?

Because global warming is happening; because nature is becoming weaker and more polluted. The only things that can mitigate the effects of global warming are healthy forests, thriving jungles, and the biodiverse ecosystems sustaining them. That is why what This is My Earth is doing is so important. You are protecting areas that will absorb tons of CO2 and greenhouse-gas emissions, and you are doing so by handing over these hotspots to the people to whom they belong. That is one of the most significant contributions you can make to nature conservation.

What do you think of our work at This is My Earth?

It is motivating and inspiring. I am amazed by how many people are donating, congratulate you and wish you all the best. I will spread the word among my community in India. Nature conservation in India needs TiME.

Dr. Bindu Raghavan, Principal Scientist and Faculty at the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India. With her, we talked about nature conservation in India and about the mission of This is My Earth as a game changer in the field of biodiversity.


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The following interview with founder and co-chair Uri Shanas was published in our August 2016 newsletter: Hello, Uri. You’ve recently returned from Kenya. Can you tell us why you went? Kenya is one of the last places on earth where one can experience nature in all its might and beauty, so I was excited to visit TiME’s…

TiME ∙ Nov 29

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Chatting with Jasmine, a 12-year old TiME supporter

We spoke to Jasmine, daughter of two of TiME’s Board of Directors, Ondine Sherman and Dror Ben-Ami. She recently donated 1800 NIS (about 470 USD) to TiME, nearly a third of the gift money she received for her Bat Mitzvah. First of all, we asked Jasmine to explain a Bat Mitzvah: Jasmine: “In Jewish culture,…

TiME ∙ Nov 28

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A visit to TiME’s first biodiversity hotspot land purchase

“Please, Nestor, please continue to point out the orchid flowers,” I cried almost breathlessly to the CEO of Neotropical Primate Conservation (NPC) while we climbed up the land TiME had just purchased. “You know we both need these stops so we can catch our breath.” Nestor Allgas and I were trying to keep pace with…

TiME ∙ Nov 25

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Protecting megafauna and raising money for conservation

This piece was published in our March 2017 newsletter:

TiME ∙ Nov 21

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Ivory Belongs to Elephants

Since the dawn of humanity, we have been actively fighting nature: drying swamps, cutting down forests, using strong pesticides (such as DDT) and hunting wildlife to extinction (think of the dodo, Tasmanian tiger, passenger pigeon and many, many more). Today, experts believe that we are facing a sixth mass extinction, which is entirely attributable to…

TiME ∙ Nov 20

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Gold in Africa – an interview with Henry Gold, TiME board member

For TiME’s February 2017 newsletter we interviewed board member Henry Gold, co-founder of Canadian Physician for Aid and Relief (CPAR)and TDA Global Cycling: You worked in Africa for quite a few years. Can you tell us what kind of work you were doing? I’m trained as an engineer, but in 1984 I quit engineering and…

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