Captured leopards to be released with radio collars attached, decides State Wildlife Board meeting

Gandhinagar: Some important decisions were taken in the 18th meeting of State Wildlife Board today here chaired by the Chief Minister, says a note issued by the government.

The decisions taken as per the note are:

– Leopards captured for creating menace will be released with radio collars attached to them, in order to trace their locations.

– When cleared by the concerned department of the Centre, the State government will launch sterilization initiative for leopards to control the population.

– A state-of-the-art breeding centre for near extinction bird the Great Indian Bustard will be set up in public private partnership (PPP) mode for which Detailed Project Report(DPR), location identification and survey will be conducted by State forest department.

– Possibilities of shifting overhead wiring to underground will be searched in attempt to prevent Great Indian Bustarts from accident with high tension power lines.

– Year 2020 counting of lions will be done under the protocols that imply to national census of tigers. Digital photo analysis and artificial intelligence technologies will be used for scientific counting of lions. If suitable, startups will be roped in for assistance.

– The areas populated with wild bears will also be covered under wild life tourism initiatives of the government.

The meeting discussed optical fiber cable laying in Jessor sanctuary land and drinking water pipeline laying in Girnar sanctuary area.


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