Aurangabad: The forest department, on the occasion of World Wildlife Day, organised a special orientation workshop for its staffers associated with Gautala wildlife sanctuary along with those residing near the sanctuary.
Addressing the event, environmentalist Kishor Pathak said wildlife and biodiversity as a whole are comprehensive terms that need to be understood by everyone. “Wildlife does not only mean wild animals, but it also includes reptiles, insects and birds among other creatures. We all should strive for protecting them while pursuing the cause of wildlife conservation,” he said.
Pathak also said that the forest department, advocacy groups, and locals need to work together to protect the wildlife and biodiversity of Gautala wildlife sanctuary. Speaking on the occasion, assistant conservator of forest (wildlife), Aurangabad division, Ratnakar Nagapurkar listed out some of the key measures taken in the recent past for conservation of wildlife inside the Gautala sanctuary.
“We have improved security measures in and around the sanctuary in order to avoid any nuisance to wildlife. We have also taken measures to avoid forest-fire during the approaching summer season. Artificial water-holes have been created inside the sanctuary for thirsty animals and birds,” he said.
Located around 70 kilometers from Aurangabad, the Gautala-Autramghat wildlife sanctuary is home to around 30 species of mammals.
Date: 06 March 2019