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Scheme to conserve bears

Jorhat, Nov. 26: The Centre today released the National Bear Conservation and Welfare Action Plan at the launch of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management in Delhi.

A large population of Asiatic black bears are found in the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan regions of Northeast and the Malayan sun bears are found in very small numbers along the border in the Northeast.

A Wildlife Trust of India communiqué said while releasing the national plan, Jayanthi Natarajan, minister of state for environment and forests, thanked the organisers, the ministry of environment, Wildlife Trust of India, World Society for the Protection of Animals and the International Fund for Animal Welfare for preparing the national plan and the individual state action plans. The ministry would provide necessary guidance and support to the states to implement these action plans, she added.

India is home to four of the eight species of bears found in the world.


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