16 eco-sensitive zones proposed around sanctuaries

by Paul Joseph on February 8, 2013 · 0 comments

PUNE: Activities such as commercial mining and setting up saw mills, large hydroelectric projects and pollution-causing industries may soon be banned in the eco-sensitive zones around the main sanctuaries in the state, including the Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve, Melghat tiger reserve and Sanjay Gandhi national park in Mumbai. The state forest department has proposed 16 eco-sensitive zones around its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, as the February 15 deadline set by the Union ministry of environment and forests to declare these zones draws near. Proposals are also being prepared for the Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary, Mayureshwar wildlife sanctuary, New Gangewadi sanctuary and the Great Indian Bustard sanctuary in the Pune circle. A

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