Saturday, October 24, 2009

Are We Really Serious About Wildlife Conservation? Sad Story From Assam

I was flabbergasted by the utter insensitivity of authorities in Assam when it comes to wildlife. Kaziranga is one of our show pieces, the last bastion of Rhinos. The poor forest guards there have not been paid their salaries for several months.

Left with no other alternatives the guards demonstrated in front of KNP's main office in Kohora range demanding payment of their last five months salaries. What a shame.

Our officials and politicians are loud mouthed during the wildlife week celebrations and then they coolly forget about the denizens of the wild or the employees who risk their life protecting wildlife in areas like Kaziranga.

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