Maharashtra first state to release its own Wildlife Action Plan
Maharashtra has become the first Indian state that has launched its own Wildlife Action plan (2021-30). Maharashtra will implement the new plan over the next 10 years. the plan was released by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in the State Wildlife Board meeting.
- Wildlife Action plan (2021-30) aims to recognize concerns about climate change impacts on wildlife, coastal ecosystems, marine biodiversity, flora, and fauna.
- As per the plan, it will include a guiding document for an action plan for wildlife conservation for the next decade.
Maharashtra Wildlife Action Plan
It will focus on 12 areas they are:
- Conservation of the species,
- Control of Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade,
- Mitigation of Human-Wildlife Conflict and Rescue,
- Wildlife Health Management,
- Conservation of Inland Aquatic System,
- Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems,
- Management of Tourism in Wildlife Areas,
- Conservation Awareness and Outreach,
- People’s participation,
- Strengthening Research and Monitoring,
- Ensuring Sustained Funding for Wildlife Sector and Integrating State Wildlife Action Plan with other Sectoral Programmes
- Strengthening and Enhancing Protected Area Network in Maharashtra State
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