Odisha: Nothing More Than Excuses?

Bikram Keshari Arukh

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India – Pragativadi

65th Wildlife Week: Odisha Govt committed to conserve wildlife species, says Minister.


The government is committed to the conservation and growth of wildlife species in the state, minister for forest and environment Bikram Keshari Arukh said.

Speaking as the chief guest on the 65th state-level Wildlife Week at Jaydev Bhavan here on Friday, Arukh urged the social organizations to initiate steps for the peaceful coexistence of man and animal. He said a peaceful coexistence is always good for our society.

The minister said Odisha is the only state where one can find three species of crocodiles, black Royal Bengal Tiger, migratory birds, Olive Ridley turtles, and rich mangroves. Arukh said the government has taken due steps to conserve nearly 52 endangered species. He said the department has taken the initiative to conserve 155 species including the above mentioned 52 in Nandankanan.


The Odisha minister that is responsible for forests, mr. Bikram Keshari Arukh, is telling that the government of Odisha is committed to conserve wildlife species.

He was speaking as the chief guest on the 65th state-level Wildlife Week.

But actions speak louder than words. With all the help from the Indian government, Odisha has even managed to lose tigers (32 in 2010, now 28).

Show the world that you can do more than just talk, mr. Bikram Keshari Arukh, and just make sure the poaching stops.

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