24 proposed projects in Telangana spell danger for tigers -V Nilesh
-The New Indian Express
According to sources, road widening, upgradation or construction projects proposals are through the forests where the tigers were recently sighted.
HYDERABAD: There have been many tiger sightings in different forest areas of Telangana in the past few months, boosting hopes for revival of State’s forests which form an important part of central Indian tiger landscape.
However, The New Indian Express has found that there are 24 road widening, upgradation or construction projects proposed by the State government this year, seeking wildlife clearances for over 123 hectares of forest land in the sanctuaries and tiger corridor areas where the big cats were recently spotted. Experts point out that giving clearance to these projects might prove harmful for the tiger habitats.
According to sources, road widening, upgradation or construction projects proposals are through the forests where the tigers were recently sighted, including Eturunagaram, Pakhal Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuaries in the Mahabubabad, Mulugu, Kothagudem and Warangal districts or through the tiger corridor forests around Kawal Tiger Reserve in Asifabad district.
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The New Indian Express, 14 December, 2020, https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2020/dec/14/24-proposed-projects-in-telangana-spell-danger-for-tigers-2235900.html?fbclid=IwAR3Ja3Z1K2_sf2jgcZhlfr-iZB8RBJFjF7_CKj1p0cda5y7vt2CbubACmj4