The extinction of experience in a biodiversity hotspot: rural school children’s knowledge of animals in the Western Ghats, India

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Current Science, July 2021

This study is conducted in a biodiversity hotspot in southern India to examine the knowledge level of rural school children regarding the mammalian species in their region. The results of the study showed that school children were able to recognize regional mammalian species that are publicized by media sources, but had little knowledge about their conservation status or more significant information about them.

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