re equally critical. We want their protection to be brought to the level of ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign,” said a member of the NBWL who did not want to be named.
The member was keen that the species recovery programme be given more funds and that monitoring of the project be strengthened.
“The budget for Project Tiger is Rs.80 crore annually, and in comparison only Rs.73 crore is spent a year on protection of these 16 species. The tiger and these 16 species are critically endangered and they need equal protection,” the member told IANS.
(Richa Sharma can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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