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Govt to set up 2 rescue-cum-rehab centres for leopards: CM Patel

He was speaking at the closing day of Wildlife Week in Gandhinagar on Friday

Gandhinagar: On the concluding day of Wildlife Week, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced that the state will soon have two mega rescue-cum-rehabilitation centres for leopards this year, on Friday.

The statewide Wildlife Week was celebrated from October 02 to October 08, and culminated with Patel’s video conference from Gandhinagar.

“The state forest department plans to set up two mega rescue-cum-rehabilitation centres in the state this year, in order to develop proper arrangements for leopards,” stated the CM.

He added, “We have strengthened the spirit of co-existence in Indian culture by protecting, conserving, and nurturing wildlife with the sacramental heritage of ‘Live and let live’.”  

The chief minister also released a compilation of ‘Population Estimates’ on the growth of birds at Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary during the period of 2000-2020.

Lauding Blackbuck National Park in Velavadar for its laser florican breeding programme, CM Patel said, “A tagging system has been developed for the purpose of obtaining scientific data of birds belonging to the critically endangered category. Not only that, a 24x7 automatic response system has also been implemented to help in case of any queries.”

Any person can get the contact details and assistance of a forest officer or personnel near their area by simply sending an SMS or WhatsApp message to the phone number 8320002000, he added.

“The government has also provided systematic training, guidance about the institutionalized process to volunteers and NGOs for rescue operation of snakes in the state,” informed the CM.

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