PM-headed National Wildlife Board to meet on November 1

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The National Wildlife Board, headed by the Prime Minister, is meeting here on November 1 with a focus on recovery plans for endangered species.

Earlier, the Board was to meet on October 8, but the meeting had to be cancelled due to various considerations.

A senior wildlife official of the Ministry of Environment and Forests told UNI that the board would give approval for recovery plans for endangered species like great India Bustard, snow leopard of Himalayas, Markhor, a type of wild goat and Hangul-a Kashmiri stag.

He said the meeting will also discuss recovery plans for many marine species besides the threatened turtles.

Tiger protection measures are prime on the meeting's agenda, especially in the backdrop of the Forest Rights Act which the wildlife activists and officials feel would affect conservation of the big cat's habitat.

UNI

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