Setback for wildlife in India: Ecozone proposals on 3 sanctuaries rejected

The exclusion of highly populated areas near the Thattekkad, Aralam and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuaries from the ambit of Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) notification has been rejected by an expert committee.

The 44th meeting of the committee for the declaration of ESZ around protected areas, held last month, wanted Kerala to reconsider the…