GUWAHATI, July 31 - On the occasion of the Global Tiger Protection Day, which was observed on Wednesday, Governor PB Acharya appealed to the authorities concerned and the people in general, to help protect the plummeting tiger population.
Praising the rich flora and fauna of the Northeast, the Governor said that unless and until the biodiversity of the region was protected and preserved, it would spell disaster to the environment and the ecology not only of the entire region but that the ill-effects would permeate to the entire nation and the globe.
The Governor added that the Eco-Sensitive Zone guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change should be strictly adhered to around the national parks and the wildlife sanctuaries for the protection, preservation, conservation and unhindered proliferation of every species of flora and fauna.
The Governor stressed that every species of wildlife be protected and saved from extinction and allowed to live free of human encroachment of their habitats. This, he said, should be considered as a topmost priority and that every effort should be made to bring about mass awareness regarding the protection of flora and the tiger amongst all sections of the people.
�India is known the world over for its rich tiger population. This image should not be allowed to be tarnished at any cost,� he added.