To plunge human-animal conflict is a priority for states homing abundance of wildlife and Uttarakhand is no exception. And to ensure a plunge, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has built a one of a kind eco-bridge in the Ramnagar forest division of Nainital district.
The bridge aims to allow animals cross the busy jungle road safely and not come under vehicle tyres. Natural things like rope, bamboo, and grass have been used in the construction of the bridge to lure animals to use the same.
The bridge, as per the reports, can bear the weight of three adults. The forest department officials hope that not just reptiles, even animals such as leopards will too make use of it.
Notably, this eco-bridge is like the ones being constructed across the world to ensure the safe passage of animals. Here are some of the best eco-bridges that one can find across the world.
Meanwhile, in India, multiple such animal crossing bridge projects are to come on the Delhi-Mumbai expressway to protect animals.
These overpasses shall ensure that Ranthambore Wildlife Corridor connecting Ranthambhore and Mukundra (Darrah) wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan faces no disturbances.
About the eco bridge in Nainital, people on the internet can’t stop applauding the initiative.
Vow, nice piece of news ! Hope it is a nice beginning ! We need to make them with more durable material in camouflage colours that merge with the surroundings!— Atul Mohan (@atulMbhatnagar) November 28, 2020
Nice. Hopefully the trees can grow bigger and form natural dense canopies to help the wildlife crossover.— Sabyasachi Patra (@indiawilds) November 28, 2020
Important. Life is not only tigers and elephants which we all live. But squirrels and monkeys and smaller arboreal creatures need these. Hope the design is taken from tested methods @wti_org_india— Vivek Menon (@vivek4wild) November 27, 2020