Rivers

What does the Draft National Wildlife Action Plan have to offer for our Rivers?

Draft of India’s upcoming National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) has been put in open domain for comments. A perusal of this Draft indicates that although it is a detailed document, it has nothing to offer for our Rivers, which receive next to no protection, despite them supporting rich freshwater biodiversity, as well as livelihoods of millions. We hope the Final NWAP addresses this critical lacuna. If you agree, please do send in your comments to wl-mef@gov.in. Last date for comments is over ( 17th February 2016), but it may still be a good idea to push for this issue. ( Access draft here:¬†http://envfor.nic.in/sites/default/files/NWAP%20-COMMENTS_0.pdf)

SANDRP’s submission on Draft NWAP, sent to GOI: Continue reading “What does the Draft National Wildlife Action Plan have to offer for our Rivers?”