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11 defense roads along Indo-Tibet border in Ladakh approved by State Board for Wildlife

Last Updated on May 11, 2021 at 2:55 pm

The second meeting of the State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) of the Union Territory of Ladakh was held under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur.  

Issues related to the rationalisation of protected area boundaries, wildlife clearance for constructing border roads, uninterrupted movement of wildlife in the landscape during and after the implementation of developmental projects, habitat fragmentation, payment of compensation, poaching cases, the menace of feral dogs and waste management, were discussed during the meeting.

The SBWL presented border road construction proposals to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Border Roads Organisations (BRO) for wildlife clearances.  

The proposals were shared further for approval from the National Board for Wildlife post-clearance from the SBWL. A total of 11 defence roads covering an area of 154.08 hectares was approved in the Board meeting.

Advocate Tashi Gyalson, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Leh; Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Member of Parliament, Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal among others were present in the meeting.