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No decision on constitution of National Tiger Reserve in Goa

No decision has been taken on constitution of the National Tiger Reserve in Goa, State Assembly told on Wednesday.

A written reply tabled by Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had mooted a proposal for constitution of Tiger Reserve in State of Goa, after the All India Tiger Estimation, 2014.

As the Protected Areas of Goa form a contiguous corridor with Kali Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, a proposal to constitute a Tiger Reserve was discussed in the meeting of State Board of Wildlife held on October 12, 2016.

Subsequently, a proposal after delineating the areas falling within the notified Protected Areas namely Madei Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary relatively free of human habitations as Core Area of the proposed Tiger Reserve was presented in the State Board for Wildlife in its last meeting held on December 16, 2017.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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