Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav started off tiger rallies in 18 tiger range States in 51 reserves of India on 2nd October. The demonstrations were part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' and celebration of Wildlife Week . The rallies will cover a distance of over 7,500 km in a period of seven days (2 October to 8 October) covering the diverse landscapes spread across India.
The virtual rally began in three tiger reserves— Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, Sanjay Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve in Karnataka by waving a green colored flag. The theme will be "India for Tigers - A Rally on Wheels" and will conduct activities along the way and at the places of celebration.
The minister also stated guidelines on eco-tourism in forest and wildlife reserves with a view of sustainability, a guide for studying the Ganges and Indus river dolphins, related aquatic flora and fauna , and Nagar Van guidelines.
Keywords: conservation, wildlife, endangered species
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