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Wildlife Laws Violated, Elephant Corridor Blocked In Kaziranga Landscape


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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:52 AM

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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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:30 PM

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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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:05 PM

greed and lack of respect to wildlife...


“Africa’s human and natural resources have been pillaged and plundered for generations by people from far off lands. From slavery to archaeological artifacts, minerals, fauna and flora, the continent and its people have for so long been victims of other continents’ selfish interests, and today it is continuing…our elephant ivory and rhino horn are going to countries where they are used for God knows what! Only to satisfy ridiculous outdated beliefs whilst we remain with carcasses, as proof we once owned these magnificent animals.” President Khama


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:25 PM

there's a petition to tear it down:  https://www.change.o...uiter=190327736


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 03:46 PM

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, 12 October 2015 - 03:46 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 03:49 PM

This is dreadful. Have signed the petition.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 04:00 PM

Terrible. Signed the Petition and shared on Facebook.


Edited by SafariChick, 12 October 2015 - 04:02 PM.






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