PM launches Project Lion, Project Dolphin on I-Day

Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday introduced the launch of Project Lion and Project Dolphin for the conservation of the 2 endangered species within the nation utilizing fashionable expertise. 

According to a MoEFCC spokesperson, Project Lion would contain conservation of the Asiatic Lion, and its panorama. 

“The project will entail habitat development by engaging modern technologies in management and addressing the issue of diseases in lion and its associated species through advanced world-class research and veterinary care,” stated the spokesperson. 

The challenge would additionally tackle the Human-Wildlife battle. This would contain native communities residing within the neighborhood of lion panorama, and would additionally present livelihood alternatives. 

Notably, the Asiatic Lion Conservation Project was launched within the NDA’s first time period with a budgetary contribution of Rs 97.85 Cr from Central Government. 

The Ministry has accepted the challenge for 3 monetary years—FY 2018-19, FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21. 

However, in response to the ministry officers, that have been associated to the finance facet primarily whereas the Project Lion was introduced by PM “will not only entail enhanced finances and duration, but address all the issues required to conserve a species.”

“Using the latest technology, the focus will be on health management and holistically providing world standard care, addressing all that is required to conserve a species,” they stated. 

Meanwhile, Project Dolphin goals on the conservation and safety of the Dolphins in rivers and oceans of the nation. 

It entails conservation of Dolphins and the aquatic habitat by means of the usage of fashionable expertise—specifically in enumeration and anti-poaching actions. 

It will have interaction the fishermen and different rivers and ocean dependent inhabitants, and can attempt for bettering the livelihood of the native communities.

“The conservation of Dolphin will also envisage activities which will also help in the mitigation of pollution in rivers and the oceans,” stated the ministry spokesperson.  

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