The implications of concretisation and mushrooming of unchecked human settlement through the animal corridors along Corbett is a growing concern amongst protestors. According to the online petition,
"Wildlife officials have also warned of serious implications for wildlife animals, especially tigers, if the Kandi road which passes through Corbett Tiger Reserve is permitted for vehicles."
Upon reaching the target number of 25,000 signatures, the petition will be delivered to the chief minister of Uttarakhand and Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Shipping who have earlier acceded to the demand of Uttarakhand Government to construct the highway. If you find relevance in the cause, click here to read more about the issue at hand and sign the petition.
The petition has hitherto been signed by renowned Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Legendary BBC journalist Mark Tully has also expressed his support for the cause at Change.org saying, "Forests work for our good, conserving water, giving us clean air, and are home to the wild flora of irreplaceable medicinal importance. A tiny area of India is left with the forest of this quality. We should see it as a sacred duty to preserve it undisturbed. It is Bharat Mata. The road can easily go round it."
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