Save Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve �& largest Rainforest��

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Dehing Patkai, 112 sq km Elephant Reserve, Dibrugarh & Tinsukia, Assam (India)  �� is going to convert into coal mining. illegal mining has already started. Recently, The National Board for Wildlife, or NBWL, permitted Coal India Limited to carry out extraction in 98.59 hectares of the rainforest’s land. Many fear that it will completely destroy Dehing Patkai, which is also known as ‘Amazon of the East.’

 

“Illegal mining has already damaged the rainforest. Recently, NBWL has permitted Coal India Limited to start extraction in 98.59 hectares of land at Dehing Patkai in Saleki-- an Elephant Reserve area. It will completely destroy the Sanctuary,” “Post #SaveDehingPatkai in your social media accounts. Together we can save Dehing Patkai,” 

Environmentalists have intensified their protest against the decision of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) for coal mining in Saleki of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve here.

 

The protestors have urged the Prime Minister of India, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, the Chief Minister of Assam and the NBWL to stop any current and future coal mining project in Saleki and the whole of Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, stating that legal and illegal coal extraction is having and will have catastrophic consequences for the whole ecosystem of the region.

 

Due to the ongoing lockdown various NGOs and environmental activists have launched a protest campaign against this issue through social media. Some among them have also begun a signature collection campaign.

 

It can be mentioned here that the Dehing Patkai region is already threatened by high polluting industries, such as coal mines, oil refineries , gas drilling , affecting the biodiversity of the region.

 

"Though the NBWL has allowed the coal mining project on April 7 , 2020, but, illegal mining of coal has been going by the coal mafias in the forest for long affecting the biodiversity of this virgin forestland" , alleged the environmental activists.

 

The Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve — of which Saleki is a part — is the largest rainforest in India. It stretches for 575 square kilometres across Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar districts in Upper Assam. This virgin forestland is also referred to as the 'Amazon of the East'. The biodiversity of this forestland is very rich  and unique. 

So please � sign in  and help our local community to save our wild life sanctuary. Many thanks to you for your reading and please � please share as soon as possible before destruction of this wildlife so that government will take some action regarding this issue.