PANAJI: Forests Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that he has sought Union Minister’s advice to work closely with the Ministry to develop a state-of-the-art Animal Safari in Goa.
Rane held a meeting with Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, to discuss various proposals.
“Following in the footsteps of an Animal Safari developed in Kevadia, Gujarat, we sought advice from the Union Minister to work closely with the Ministry in developing a state-of-the-art Animal Safari in Goa,” said Rane.
He further said that he has sought approval for maintenance of grasslands, enrichment plantation with fruit-bearing trees, creation and maintenance of forest roads, nature camping facility in PA’s, creation of artificial water holes with solar pumps and nature guide training programme & capacity building of local youth for eco-tourism activities.
“We also discussed the Boondla Zoological Park’s integrated and holistic development to showcase the diverse fauna of the Western Ghats and other regions in a naturalistic setting,” he added.
Rane said that a master plan including such proposals has already been submitted to Central Zoo Authority.