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Wildlife awareness by Corbett Foundation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Dec 23: With the rise in man-animal conflict and more people getting involved into poaching and illegal trade of animals in Assam, an NGO known for its worldwide initiatives taken for wildlife conservation has now resolved to bring awareness for wildlife conservation in the region.

Speaking to this reporter, Deputy Director and Veteriry Advisor of Corbett Foundation veen Pandey said, “Our main objective is conservation of wildlife. Since inception we’ve been conducting awareness programmes in different regions of the country amongst special target groups.”

“We’ve seen that Assam is the land to varied flora and fau, but due to several reasons the conflict between man and animals has increased in the recent times. Sometimes it is due to people occupying space of the animal corridors; sometimes it is due to lack of sufficient food in the forests that the animals come out to the roads. The people get frightened and attack them and in defense the animals are also bound to resort to counterattacks. So, we’re arranging awareness programmes amongst several target groups of people in Kaziranga of Assam like school and college students, village people residing near forest areas and the like,” Pandey added.

Pandey also said that in certain cases of calamities like floods, people in goodwill try to do certain things to help animals. “They try to capture animals like hog deer when they see them drowning in flood only in order to save them, but the animals get so frightened that they die out of it when they are released. So, there are certain things the people need to know about protecting and treating wildlife which are being focused by the foundation in their awareness camps in Kaziranga, Assam,” he added.

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