PORVORIM: Poreim MLA Dr Deviya Rane today said that the notification of Tiger Reserve will affect thousands of people living in this sanctuary.
“We have to save Tiger and Mhadei, but who will save thousands of people, the notification of Tiger Reserve will affect thousands of people living in this sanctuary,” said Dr Deviya.
She said that there is no doubt that we should save tigers and Mhadei, but “who will save those thousands of people.”
Rane said that the state government will save Mhadei through other methods.
High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday directed the State government to notify the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and other areas referred to in National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)’s communications as a Tiger Reserve under Section 38-V (1) of the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA) within three months from the date of the order.
However, within no time, Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that the State government will explore all options for vacating the High Court order directing Goa to declare Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and peripheral areas as tiger reserve, before approaching the Supreme Court.