National meet to discuss forest, wildlife issues tomorrow

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) Senior forest officials, including secretaries, principal chief conservators and chief wildlife wardens from all over the country are meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues concerning protected forest areas, wildlife and other related issues.

The two-day conference has been organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The main thrust of the Conference will be on the progress of the implementation of the management plans of Protected Areas and man-animal conflicts.

The Conference will also deliberate on a unique proposal to develop plantation banks to facilitate the compensatory afforestation through Green Credit Scheme.

Besides, implementation of scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006, Tiger Conservation, recommendations of National Forests Commission and Forest Protection, including wildlife conservation will be discussed.

Representatives from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (AYUSH), Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Development and Planning Commission will attend the Conference.

The institutions of the Ministry of Environment and Forests such as Wildlife Institute of India, Forest Survey of India, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Indian Plywood Research and Training Institute (IPRTI), Indian Council Forestry Research&Education, Indian Institute of Forest Management will also participate in this two-day Conference.


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