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With a growing and aspirational population, there is no doubt that there will be great pressure on forest areas in India (‘Life’ page, “India’s biodiversity-rich zones also ‘hotspots’ of human impact”, March 13). The litany published on March 13 in PLOS Biology has relevance and must be seen as a clarion call for policy makers. A no-go zone or a complete restriction on human activity, as suggested by the experts committee, should be followed. This is the only way to preserve these lifelines for millions.

N. Vijai,

Coimbatore

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