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Wildlife Laws Violated, Elephant Corridor Blocked In Kaziranga Landscape

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Reports www.sanctuaryasia.com

Showing complete disregard for the rules and the orders of the National Green Tribunal, the NRL acquired land very close to Deopahar Proposed Reserved Forest, Assam, within the ‘No-development Zone’, was declared around NRL during its formation in the 1996 with a view to protect Kaziranga National Park and the wildlife corridors. Here, without the necessary clearances, they have built a golf course on the northern side of the old township by destroying forests, hillocks and wetlands, and also constructed a massive boundary wall...


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The photos of the elephants at the wall are heart-breaking. I hope they are able to get it torn down quickly.

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greed and lack of respect to wildlife...

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Posted (edited)

Numaligarh Refinery Limited

"The NRL’s (Numaligarh Refinery Limited golf course lies within the no development zone and the area was frequented by elephants, deer and other wildlife for foraging and water requirements. This poses a threat to the crucial wildlife corridor, impacting not only the animals, but also the environment and ecology of the area."

 

What blatant disregard. I hope this generates enough bad PR for a change.

 

One of the comments to this article had an interesting win/win proposal.

 

What stuns me is the failure to use the elephant migration path as a money-maker for a differently designed golf course. By omitting the expensive walls, then spending on a course that integrates wildlife park AND golf, with elevated walkways over the migration zone, perhaps adding 'armored carts' for weaving thru predators, the developers could have made a unique, world-renowned eco-tourism site."

 

Time to sign the petition now.

Edited by Atravelynn
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This is dreadful. Have signed the petition.

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Terrible. Signed the Petition and shared on Facebook.

Edited by SafariChick

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