Task force for conservation of endangered Gangetic dolphins
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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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