Maharashtra becomes the first state to approve Wildlife Action plan

The Wildlife Action plan is prepared for the next ten years, 2021-2030.

Maharashtra becomes the first state to approve Wildlife Action plan

The Maharashtra State Wildlife Board, chaired by the state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, approved an action plan suggesting measures for the safety and conservation of wildlife in a meeting held on Tuesday, October 12. 

Maharashtra has become the first state to approve the wildlife action plan that is to be prepared for the next ten years, 2021-2030. 

The state has also approved extending the boundary of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve by around 79 sq km. Tadoba sanctuary, which is located in the Chandrapur district, of the Vidarbha region, is a very famous tourist destination as one can frequently see tigers.

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Reportedly in the meeting, they had decided to incorporate a 78.79 sq km in the core area of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. An official, while confirming the same, stated that there is a rise of tigers in the sanctuary, and hence this decision was taken.

The wildlife action plan is said to have been divided into 12 chapters which include conservation of wildlife tourism management, conservation awareness, rare species, control on poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, etc.

Aaditya Thackeray, state Environment Minister, has asked the officials to set up a monitoring committee that will keep a check if the implementation of the action plan is doing well or not.

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