Arunachal, Assam told to ready elephant corridor plan.

Syllabus: GS-III; Subject: Environment, Ecology and Disaster Management; Topic: Indian Initiatives, efforts, and Commitments, Issue: Elephant Corridors.

Context: Union Ministry directs Arunachal Pradesh and Assam forest departments to propose demarcation of the Dulung-Subansiri elephant corridor.

Highlights:

  • Aims to protect the corridor functionality and elephant population downstream of the Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project.
  • Proposal for legal protection presented at National Board for Wildlife.

Prelims Connect (Institution in News):

National Board of Wildlife (NBWL)

ü  A statutory body, established under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

ü  It advises the government on wildlife conservation policies and strategies.

ü  Reviews proposals for non-forestry use of forestland in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, granting or denying permissions accordingly.

ü  Chaired by the Prime Minister, with the Minister of Environment and Forest serving as Vice Chairman.

 

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