Srisailam MLA Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy, DFO Vineeth Kumar, MLC Ishaq Bhasha participatd in 50th Global Tiger Day celebrations that took place at the YSR Centenary Hall in the Nandyal collectorate on Saturday. (Image Source: Twitter)
KURNOOL: Srisailam MLA Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy stressed the crucial link between nature, and forests and said that abundant tree growth in the region brings much-needed rainfall. Commending the forest officials, he said that the number of tigers in the forest area has doubled over the last 15 years, and the forest officials played a vital role in their conservation efforts.
The 50th Global Tiger Day celebrations took place at the YSR Centenary Hall in the Nandyal collectorate on Saturday. The legislator praised the significant development of forests after the establishment of Project Tiger, recalling
the past when forests were heavily burnt, and hills were visible.
Member of the Legislative Council, Ishaq Bhasha, explained the importance of protecting forests and educating future generations about their significance.
DFO Vineeth Kumar explained that Project Tiger was established in 1973 with the aim of conserving tigers. The Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Project, established in 1983, has undertaken numerous initiatives to protect the vast 5 lakh-hectare forest area. Additional SP Venkata Ramadu, and others participated.
Further, range forest officials in Srisailam commemorated the 50th Global Tiger Day by organising an awareness rally. Students from the School of Excellence participated in the rally, marching all the way up to the Sunnipenta bus stand,
spreading the message of tiger conservation. During the celebrations, saplings were planted on the school premises as a symbol of the commitment to environmental conservation. Forest range officer Narasimhulu and other officials
participated in the event.