Thursday, December 15, 2011

Protection of Wild Animals

15-December 2011
Important steps taken by the Government for public awareness for protection of wild animals including lion, leopard and bear include:
i. Financial assistance is provided to the State Government of Gujarat for the conservation of lions which includes awareness programmes.
ii. The Ministry has issued the guidelines for managing human-leopard conflicts for creating awareness among the public for safety of human beings and conservation of leopards.
iii. Special events like World Environment Day, World Forestry Day and Wildlife Week etc. are organized every year to spread awareness among the people for protection and conservation of environment, forests and wildlife.
iv. Financial and technical assistance is extended to the State Governments under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes, viz, ‘Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats', ‘Project Tiger’ and ‘Project Elephant’ for providing better protection and conservation to wildlife, including awareness programmes.
This information was given by the Minister of State for the Ministry of Finance Shri Namo Narain Meena who is Incharge of Environment and Forests in a written reply to a question by Shri B.N. Prasad Mahato and Shri Kaushalendra Kumar in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :78530)


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