Campaign to save the tiger
TNN 14 November 2009, 02:45am IST
KOLKATA: Sanctuary magazine, Bengal Tiger Line & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Bengal Tiger Bachaao campaign organised a five-day awareness campaign to save the tiger. The campaign Bagher Jonyo Haatun’ (walk for the tiger) that began on November 9, came to an end on Friday.
It covered 15 villages adjacent to the Sundarban Tiger Reserve. The prime objective was to create awareness among the villagers to cooperate with the forest department and work hand in hand with it while tackling critical situation like tigers straying into villages. In the recent past there have been several such incidents at villages near the forest. It also encouraged villagers to plant mangroves.
Folk artists from Orissa’s Ganjam district performed tiger dance, adding colour to the initiative. Around 15000 people, including students, teachers, NGO workers, panchayat officials and foresters were present.