The governing body will facilitate and support the management of conservation of tiger and bio-diversity and will take initiatives in eco-development by involving people.

Consequent to the delimitation of Assembly Constituencies and the elections based on the delimitation, re-organisation of local bodies and formation of Tirupur and Pollachi forest divisions, Ministry of Environment and Forests has reconstituted the governing body of Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR).

The reconstitution has been done under the provisions laid down in sub-section (5) of Section 38 X of Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, an order issued by C.V. Sankar – Principal Secretary to Government for Environment and Forests said.

The governing body will facilitate and support the management of conservation of tiger and bio-diversity and will take initiatives in eco-development by involving people.

The reconstituted governing body will be led by Minister for Forests as its President and Principal Secretary to Government for Forests and Environment as Vice-President.

The members of the committee would include Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director of ATR, District Forest Officers of Pollachi and Udumalpet (Deputy Directors of ATR) as members, R. Arumugam – Wildlife Consultant and K. Kalidasan – President of OSAI, Members of the Legislative Assembly representing Madathukkulam and Valparai, G.T. Vasudevan, Member of the District Panchayat fromUdumalpet, Forest Range Officers of Ulandy and Udumalpet while the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden will be the member secretary.

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