Ornithologist Peter Kaestner has suggested reaching out to the ?aam aadmi? (common man) through ?charismatic mega fauna? such as the tiger and the elephant for long-term conservation goals in India. Conservation should be presented to the public in such a manner that they would understand it and relate it to their lives and ethos, he said.
?India has a very interesting tradition of living in harmony with nature. There are certain great challenges ahead for the country but I am very optimistic,? said Mr. Kaestner, who also happens to be the Consul-General at the US Embassy in New Delhi.