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Chief Minister asks officials to take biodiversity concept to schools

October 4, 2012 - Hyderabad

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy while expressing happiness over the arrangements for the biodiversity conference has asked the officials to take the same concept to schools and villages in the State. On Thursday, he reviewed the progress of the conference with them.

He said that over 1220 delegates form 164 countries were participating in the deliberations and said that they were happy over the arrangements. He directed the Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew, Special Secretary of Forests and Environment M Samuel and AP Biodiversity Board Chairman R Hampaiah to take steps for protection of rare animals and cattle species of the State like Ongole bull, Nellore sheep. The officials stated that the forest cover over put to only 62.81 lakh hectares out its geographical area of 275 lakh hectares. The Chief Secretary was happy that the State was endowed with rich biodiversity of plants and animals. They said that there were three zoological parks in the State, seven deer parks, two animal rescue centre, 312 wild line sanctuaries, six national parks, two tiger serves and one reserve each for elephants and biosphere.

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