Reality Is Too Confining

We know that nature experiences can change environmental behavior—but it turns out those experiences don’t have to be real.

How leopards in Mumbai may save human lives

It’s often not easy to live beside big predators. People have an instinctive and very understandable wariness of large, meating-eating wild animals, and they’re perceived through a lens tinted by centuries of fear and persecution. Yet we might accept these animals as neighbors, or at least appreciate when their ecological effects coincide with our own goals — such as preventing rabies in the Indian city of Mumbai.

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