Toll-free number to protect wildlife
The number will be set up by the Ministry’s Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, which was created at the behest of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is the head of the National Board for Wildlife.
“The toll-free number will play an important role in encouraging people to report illegal wildlife activities,” a senior wildlife official said here, adding that one of the major causes for rampant poaching was poor monitoring and surveillance.
The pilot project will be first implemented in
The facility will be available round the clock . — PTI