Tiger Conservation Efforts – Project Tiger, etc.

When connectivity kills wildlife

  1. With a vehicle seemingly as deadly as a gun in tiger reserves, the voices for restrictions on traffic through major and minor roads of the State are getting louder.
  2. Apart from wildlife deaths, highways fragment pristine forests — acting as a barrier to free movement — and contribute to habitat degradation.
  3. Wildlife mortality owing to vehicular collision seems to be increasing, making a lot of roads a prime candidate for mitigation measures and night closures.
  4. Speed-calming measures and re-aligning highways to skirt protected areas must be considered.
  5. With the concept of night-time restrictions yielding discernable result in terms of reduced disturbance for many nocturnal species.

Demand for night travel ban in national parks gets louder.

  1. With a vehicle seemingly as deadly as a gun in tiger reserves, the voices for restrictions on traffic through major and minor roads of the State are getting louder.
  2. Apart from wildlife deaths, highways fragment pristine forests — acting as a barrier to free movement — and contribute to habitat degradation.
  3. Wildlife mortality owing to vehicular collision seems to be increasing, making a lot of roads a prime candidate for mitigation measures and night closures.
  4. Speed-calming measures and re-aligning highways to skirt protected areas must be considered.
  5. With the concept of night-time restrictions yielding discernable result in terms of reduced disturbance for many nocturnal species.
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