Task force for conservation of endangered Gangetic dolphins

Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 22:35

Patna: Bihar government has decided to set
up a task force for conservation of endangered gangetic dolphins in the state and ban the use of a drug responsible for the dwindling in the number of vultures, Wildlife board
member Mithilesh Kumar said Thursday.

"The task force, headed by prof R K Sinha, will be set up
shortly," he said.

The government has also decided to ban the use of
diclofenac, the drug responsible for the dwindling numbers of
vultures, along with steps for conservation and reproduction
of vultures, he said.

The district magistrates would be empowered under
Wildlife Conservation Act to stop the destruction caused by
`neelgai`, Kumar said adding better coordination with the
Sashtra Seema Bal would be ensured for stopping illegal trade
of organs of wild animals.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 22:35
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