Stop Illegal Canal in Tiger Reserve

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: India Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

The illegal construction of a canal threatens to destroy the crucial corridor in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The excavation work is in violation of both the Wildlife Protection Act and the Forest Conservation Act in India.

The construction of a canal to connect the Kushalipura nalla to the Mansarovar dam threatens to destroy the crucial corridor that links the Ranthambore National Park to the Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. These two Protected Areas, along with the Keladevi Sanctuary, form the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. If the canal is completed, the corridor will be wiped out, wild animal movements stalled and the genetic integrity of tigers in the region will be jeopardised.

Stop the construction of this illegal canal and protect the critally endangered tigers of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

SOURCE:http://www.tehelka.com/story_main51.asp?filename=Ne241211Cat.asp

Mrs. Kavita PRASAD
Director
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Room No. 67-A North Block
New Delhi, Delhi - 110001
India
Tel: 91 11 230 94913
Fax: 91 11 230 92345
EMail: kavita.prasad@nic.in

Mr. Hem Kumar PANDE
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Paryavaran Bhawan CGO Complex Lodhi Road
New Delhi, Delhi - 110003
India
Tel: 011 24 36 2551
Fax: 011 24 36 0894
EMail: hempande@nic.in

The illegal construction of a canal threatens to destroy the crucial corridor in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The excavation work is in violation of both the Wildlife Protection Act and the Forest Conservation Act in India.


The construction of a canal to connect the Kushalipura nalla to the Mansarovar dam threatens to destroy the crucial corridor that links the Ranthambore National Park to the Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. These two Protected Areas, along with the Keladevi Sanctuary, form the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. If the canal is completed, the corridor will be wiped out, wild animal movements stalled and the genetic integrity of tigers in the region will be jeopardised.


Stop the construction of this illegal canal and protect the critally endangered tigers of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

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