SC bans tourism in core areas of tiger reserves
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Coming to the rescue of tigers in the country, the Supreme Court Tuesday banned tourism in core areas of the over 40 tiger reserves.
A bench of Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla said that till final directions were issued by the court, the core zones in the tiger reserves will not be used for tourism.
The apex court was hearing a petition filed by Bhopal-based NGO Prayatna, demanding a ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves and allowing it only in the buffer areas spread up to 10 km around the critical habitats.
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