Our country is home to a diverse array of wildlife ranging from the highest peaks, to the driest deserts, to freshwater and marine environments and to all the places in between. The abundant and diverse wildlife resources, which are so important to our culture and well-being, face a deserted future if we do not open our eyes.
Indian wildlife is very precious and we are committed to conserve it. But we alone cannot protect this precious wealth. We seek your support in this great venture. Here’s how you can assist.
WILDLIFE DEPENDS ON HEALTHY HABITATS. THEY NEED:
• Right Temperatures
• Fresh Water
• Food Sources
• Places to Raise their Young
• Melting ice removes hunting ground from Snow Leopard.
• Warmer water temperatures will cause population declines for trout, and many other species that require cold water to survive.
• Rising ocean temperatures have already caused massive coral bleaching, leading to the collapse of these ecosystems which sustain huge numbers of fish.
• Larger floods are expected to increase erosion levels, reducing water quality and degrading aquatic habitat.
• Severe droughts stress and can kill plants on which wildlife depend for food and shelter, and deprives wildlife of water sources.
• Climate change has altered food availability for migratory species; birds arrive on schedule to find their food sources–insects, seeds, flowering plants–have hatched or bloomed too early or not at all.
• Milder winters cause seasonal food caches to spoil, so wildlife species like the Gray Jay depending on food stores to survive the winter are left without sustenance.
PLACES TO RAISE YOUNG
• Droughts caused by global warming could eliminating essential breeding habitat for ducks, geese and other migratory species.
• Rising sea level and changes in salinity could decimate mangrove forests, leaving many fish, shellfish, and other wildlife without a place to breed, feed or raise offspring.
Often overlooked, just as important as the many ways in which our climate is changing, is that it is changing so fast and thus the need to address global warming. Species may not be able to adapt to this rapid climate change or to move fast enough to more suitable areas as their current areas become less suitable for them. Unless significant action is taken now, global warming will likely become the single most important factor to affect wildlife since the emergence of mankind.
• 10 squads
04 persons in each squad is essential for effective protection. There is a need for creating of strike force of 04 persons under a leadership of a Range Forest Officer, with a minivan for quick movement to the spot of illegal activities and to curb such activities. This will even create fear among the smugglers and poachers.
shall be conducted for rural youths as well for the wildlife enthusiasts and members of the village committees, elected representation of local panchayats etc., these trained persons shall act as coordinators between authorities and rural public in planning, protection and Eco-development works.
• Village Forest Protection Committees
to protect the tiger reserve from fire, the meetings are conducted involving the leaders of the surrounding villages.
• Protection Squads / Patrolling
in order to control poaching and smuggling, anti-poaching squads, comprising 5 member in each squad are stationed in sensitive areas. Due to paucity of funds this has not been increased.
• Preventive and fire
control measures have to be given top priority in the habitat development of the Sanctuary.