he suggestion, but it will take some time before anything concrete is arrived at,” he added.
The NBWL is a statutory body and advises the central government on framing policies and measures for conservation of wildlife in the country. The prime minister is chairperson of the board.
The ministry has already appealed to the Planning Commission to increase the monetary support for the species recovery programme from Rs73 crore (Rs 730 million) to Rs600 crore (Rs 6 bn).
Wildlife experts explain that they do not want the focus to be shifted away from the tiger, lion or elephant, but want the other endangered species to also get their due.
“The tiger and elephant are very important animals, but other species like vulture and the Great Indian Bustard a
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