Sanctuaries

Breathing room

Print edition : August 22, 2014

Jai the tiger moved out of Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary where it was born when it was four years old and travelled about 120 km in the safety of tiger corridors to Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, where it found a mate. Photo: Praveen Singh Pardeshi

Flamingos at the Sewri mudflats in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

The Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link road bridge project, which will connect Mumbai island with the mainland, posed a threat to the Sewri mudflats. The Forest Department worked out a plan under which it set aside 0.015 sq. km of the mudflats for the project and 15 sq. km for a marine sanctuary.

With the creation of two new sanctuaries, Maharashtra shows the way for a fresh approach to conservation.
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