Tiger reserves in poor condition: Jairam Ramesh

Tiger reserves in poor condition: Jairam Ramesh

Indo-Asian News Servce
December 9th, 2009 – 12:48 pm ICT by IANS

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Seventeen of India’s 38 tiger reserves were in a “precarious” condition, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh admitted Wednesday and said a task force had been set up to give recommendations for improvement.

“Of the 38 tiger reserves in the country, we have found that 17 are in a precarious condition and we have set up a task force to examine the status of the tiger reserves,” Ramesh told reporters here.

The task force will make recommendations for improving the condition of these tiger reserves.

“Simlipal Tiger Reserve in Orissa has been selected for the pilot project,” Ramesh added.

He said a Wildlife Conservation and Management Amendment Bill would be introduced in the next budget session to ensure stringent penalty measures against the law breakers.

“The bill will have punishment measures equivalent to the money laundering and foreign exchange law,” Ramesh said.

The minister also underlined the need to strengthen policing across international borders with Nepal and Myanmar to check tiger poaching.

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/enviornment/tiger-reserves-in-poor-condition-jairam-ramesh_100286437.html

https://bigcatrescue.org

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

3-year-old Conn. tiger on public exhibit in Denver

3-year-old Conn. tiger on public exhibit in Denver The Associated Press2009-06-11 18:59:42.0 DENVER – ...

Tigers hunt Easter eggs

Tigers hunt Easter eggs Published: April 13, 2009 at 2:29 PM DENVER, April 13 ...

Two injured in tiger attack

Two injured in tiger attack December 26,2008 Source: PTI Aurangabad, Dec 26 (PTI) Two ...