New Delhi, Sep 30 — Tigers, lions and elephants in India get all the attention when it comes to protection. But all this may soon change as experts and environment ministry officials feel that other critically endangered animals require equal if not more focus.
This was proposed at a meeting of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this month.
“One board member pointed out that not much attention is given to the other critically endangered species, including those on the verge of extinction,” a senior official in the environment ministry told IANS.
India’s environment ministry in 2011 came out with a detailed list of 57 critically endangered species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders and corals. I