Monday, September 21, 2009

Tiger Conservation-Plethora of committees

Central Government is on a spree of forming committees for the conservation of tiger. This just won't help Jairam Rameshji. We have reports of numerous committees of the past gathering dust in the ministry.

The crux of the matter is unmotivated under trained staff working in our wildlife reserves. What we should aim is to post young,motivated, dedicated guys in widlife reserves. Hand pick them and give them incentives and freedom to work. Do not allow politicians to meddle in the day to day affairs of the parks. As a man who has spent 30 years in the wildlife reserve I can guarantee you Jairam Rameshji that the men will bring in miracles . Give a wide birth to arm chair conservationists. You do not have to rake your brain for solutions. The solution is right there in front of you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh clamps down on Goan proposal for reducing the buffer zones around the sanctuaries

I was delighted with the recent pronouncements by Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh regarding the proposal by Goa to reduce the buffer zones around the sanctuaries. The proposal was prompted by the interests of the powerful mining lobby.

The minister has categorically stated that the central government cannot countenance the recommendation to reduce the buffer zones around the sanctuaries mooted by Government of Goa. He went on to add that a 10-km buffer zone may not be feasible but a zero buffer zone will not be accepted as far as he is the minister for environment and forests.

High Range tidings salutes Mr Jairam Ramesh for the no nonsense approach taken by him. Keep up the good work Sir. The environmentalists are strongly behind you.