Plan to Bar Mining in Wildlife Corridors

  • A new action plan for wildlife conservation in the country seeks to put all protected areas and wildlife corridors out of bounds for all mining activities and big irrigation projects.
  • The action plan, prepared by a committee appointed by the Environment Ministry in 2014, also wants restrictions on number of tourists and vehicles entering a protected area.
  • It would be in effect for the period 2017 to 2031.