Minister of State for Forest
and Environment Shabdasharan Tadvi, however, said no such proposal was
under consideration as of now.
ADDITIONAL CHIEF secretary Punamchand Parmar, who held the charge of
forest and environment department in the Gujarat government till
recently, on Monday said the department should consider ways of
accommodating more wild animals within protected areas to mitigate
man-animal conflict, and suggested the idea of pruning and thinning of
forests should be looked into.
Written by Gopal B Kateshiya
| Sasan |
Published:October 4, 2016 4:50 am
Minister of State for Forest and Environment Shabdasharan Tadvi, however, said no such proposal was under consideration as of now.
Addressing the inaugural session of a two-day national workshop on conservation of Asiatic lions in Gujarat at Sasan, the headquarters of Gir National Park and Sanctuary, Parmar said it was encouraging that the population of Asiatic lions has gone up to 523 in 2015 from 177 in 1968. But at the same time, he said, it was a matter of concern also since the big cats were moving out of sanctuaries and roaming in areas dominated by humans.