Saturday, August 17, 2019

Jewar International Airport Wildlife Institute of India prepares plan to conserve wildlife in airport area

Much-needed initiative for protecting wildlife! The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is going to prepare an action plan in order to conserve wildlife in the marked area of Jewar International Airport. According to a recent Dainik Jagran report, the Ministry of Environment has suggested WII for this task, to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA). YEIDA is the implementing authority of the Jewar airport on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government. The officials of the Yamuna Authority will soon meet the officials of the WII in Dehradun to decide on the strategy for initiating wildlife conservation in the airport area.

For the first phase of the Jewar airport’s construction, around 1238.76 hectares will be acquired from six villages are being acquired for Jewar International Airport. Wild animals often occupy these areas and hence, their livelihood might be affected due to the construction of the Jewar airport. In this regard, before giving the official environmental clearance for the airport, the Union Ministry of Environment wants a detailed action plan for the protection and conservation of wildlife. The Ministry has sought this action plan from the Yamuna Authority.

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun works for the research and conservation of species of wildlife found across the country. The officials of the Yamuna Authority will go to Dehradun and hold a meeting with officials and experts of the institute in order to prepare an action plan for the conservation of wildlife at the airport area.

After receiving the approval from the WII, an action plan will be prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Environment soon.
16/08/19 Nikita Prasad/Financial Express
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