The National Park Authority of India (NPAI) has given a call for public input to make the Shaw Nature Reserves National Park better.
The call for proposals is open to all the stakeholders, including private sector companies, NGOs, local government and NGOs, who have a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of the environment.
A detailed survey will be undertaken to identify the best way of promoting and promoting nature within the reserve.
The NPAI has also directed that the reserve be developed as a national park, and the reserves website be made available to the public.
It will also encourage people to visit the reserve for an overnight stay, as well as take a tour, to get a glimpse of the pristine environment.
“Our parks are all unique, but we need to encourage people’s engagement and bring in a new way of living within the reserves boundaries,” said NPAE spokesperson Prashant Rane.
“The reserve is already well-known and it is important that it becomes more accessible and attractive for people to explore.”
For instance, the reserve’s water resources are already well known for the presence of some of the most valuable fish and plants in the world, but its biodiversity is not yet fully understood.
The park is home to rare species like the golden snapper, sea turtle and rare species such as the black bear, grey whale, and kangaroo.
“We need to be able to showcase the reserve to tourists, and make it more accessible to the general public,” Rane added.
“Tourism is also a big draw for people.
They want to know more about what is out there in nature and we have to be ready to give them that opportunity.”
Shaw Nature Reserve has a number of exciting attractions such as its wildlife sanctuary, an interactive nature walk, a nature campground, and its world-class bird viewing centre.
The Reserve has also been chosen as one of the top 10 places in the country to visit for the fifth consecutive year.
“Shaw is one of India’s oldest and most pristine nature reserves, and we want to be sure that the area is a part of the national park,” Rute said.
“We will be working closely with the park authorities to make sure the area will be accessible to all, and to be open to the world.”