Forest Conservation Efforts – NFP, Western Ghats, etc.

Diversion of forest land to set up missile testing facility

  1. Context: 150 hectares of forest in the Krishna wildlife sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh has been diverted for setting up a missile testing facility
  2. Issue: Ministry has overridden the concerns that it could threaten endangered Olive Ridley turtles and several bird species
  3. It is the third time in two years that a defence project has claimed space meant for wildlife
  4. The go-ahead to the project, overseen by DRDO, was given by environment ministry’s forest advisory committee (FAC)

 

  1. Context: 150 hectares of forest in the Krishna wildlife sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh has been diverted for setting up a missile testing facility
  2. Issue: Ministry has overridden the concerns that it could threaten endangered Olive Ridley turtles and several bird species
  3. It is the third time in two years that a defence project has claimed space meant for wildlife
  4. The go-ahead to the project, overseen by DRDO, was given by environment ministry’s forest advisory committee (FAC)
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