If the initiative is viable, essential advisors should be scientists with knowledge of leopards, the ecology of the Aravalli region, and the geography and hydrology of the area.
According to recent announcements from the Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority, a leopard park is anticipated to be built in the Aravallis, close to Gurgaon, Haryana. The stressful confrontations between people and leopards serve as a stimulus for this. A 15-kilometer jungle walk and ecotourism involving locals are part of the ideas.
This seems like a wise concept to me. If executed properly, it satisfies the requirement for the leopard’s feeding ground, lessens conflict, recognizes the abundance of wildlife in the Aravallis, and establishes a precedent for preserving this environment, which is essential to the existence of Rajasthan, Delhi, and Haryana. The achievement of this goal depends on three factors.
First, a thorough feasibility analysis grounded on science should be conducted to ascertain if this project should proceed at all. If the initiative is viable, essential advisors should be scientists with knowledge of leopards, the ecology of the Aravalli region, and the geography and hydrology of the area.
Second, other strategies for easing tensions must be thought through and swiftly put into action if the park is not practical.
Third, because the carrying capacity of any such green project is unavoidably restricted by considerations of visitor numbers as well as the noise, lights, and impact of tourism, eco-tourism must always remain a secondary goal. As beautiful as Brindavan Gardens and Nishat are in Mysuru and Srinagar, a leopard park is just not the same. It ought to take a lesson on how not to be from the Rajgir Lion Safari.
Source- Travel daily