Save threatened species, appeals Governor
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 21: Expressing distress and concern at the recent UN report which warned that rhinos would be extinct if their poaching is not stopped in Assam, Assam Governor Padmabha Balakrish Acharya has once again urged the authorities concerned to urgently initiate all effective measures to extermite the destructive forces with the firmest means in order to save the threatened species.
Acharya has been vociferously raising his voice against the intermittent decimation of rhinos being persistently carried out by poachers in the Kaziranga tiol Park.
“It is providential will that all flora and fau should be allowed the privilege to be born free; live free and die free in their providentially destined habitats. It is a universal truth that animals, in general, do not infringe upon a human settlement until they are provoked to protect their own tural territories through the expansive mentality of human beings to infringe upon and acquire their habitats in the search for man’s own greed for more and more land without caring a fig for the poor animals,” the Governor said in a statement.
Acharya, who is an ardent lover of ture and a promoter of the preservation and conservation of flora and fau, says he is firmly determined to save the rhino by “all methods and all means”.
“If the State symbol becomes extinct, how far and how long can the state be expected to retain its identity? This big question has not only to be answered by the people but adequate and appropriate steps must be initiated and taken by the people themselves to save the rhino from becoming extinct and it is high time to do so. We must save the sinking ship or sink with everybody in it,” he said.
This, he said, has become most urgent because of the catastrophic and ghastly effects of global warming caused by deforestation and other destructive elements which eventually will result in an ecological imbalance of epical proportions, which would not only reduce our own life-spans but would also threaten the longevity of this entire universe.
He said it is more alarming to read in the report because it says that it is not only the rhino that is in peril but alarmingly even the eastern swamp deer is facing grave threat.
The report clearly states that re-introduction is not the pacea to save the existence of the continuously extermited fau. The UN report has warned that the entire population of rhinos in the Mans Wildlife Sanctuary is under the threat of becoming extinct within the short span of next three decades unless and until serious and severe steps are initiated to put an end to poaching.