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Pabla: Tiger indicator of forest health

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 15:28 IST

‘MAN ANIMAL Conflict’ was the topic of discussion at the Regional Museum of Natural History on Tuesday where Dr H S Pabla, Additional Principal Chief Conservator, was the chief guest at the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH).

The guest lecture was a part of the ongoing ‘Save Tiger Campaign’. He explained the need of ecological balance for wildlife conservation and stressed on involving villagers for the cause.

He said that tiger was the indicator of the forest health and how both the carnivorous and the herbivorous species came to live with tribals.

He also spoke of the growing conflict between man and the wildlife. Pabla added that about 10 per cent of land should be reserved for wildlife and attributed the main cause of the conflict to growing human population, deforestation and poaching.

Dr. S Sethuramalingam, scientist in -charge introduced.Sethuramalingam also quoted what was said by environmentalist and director INTACH, Dr Satish Chandra Nair.

There were students and teachers from MVM Bhopal, students of Heritage Management course from MP Bhoj Open University, and students of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University for Journalism. The students from journalism department voiced for welfare of the tribals.

Manoj K Sharma, the coordinator, proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.