Berhampur, July 29 (LocalWire): The Zoology department of Rama Narayan Degree College, Dura, near here in Ganjam district today celebrated International Tiger Day with a seminar on the need to conserve tigers.
Students participated in nature-based learning games and talks focused on creating awareness on the significance of conserving tigers.
Usharani Bramha, the head of department underlined this year’s theme ‘Benefits Beyond Borders’ and focused on explaining the benefits which are achieved if we save tigers and their habitats.
Based on economic valuation of tiger reserves in India and the study conducted by Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, she said each tiger is worth around Rs 250 crore for the benefits they render to the ecology.
‘Conservation of tiger is needed to maintain the ecology,’ she said.
Bramha also expressed concern over non-increase in the population of the
tiger in the state, which remained stagnant, as per the latest report.