By Abhishek Samuel
PUNE: The conservation of protected wildlife species including the Indian grey wolf may run into trouble as the proposed airport project at Purandar gains momentum. Conservationists said wolves do not fare well after relocation.
A forest department official said if biodiversity hotspots around the survey zone were affected, then the wildlife could be relocated to the Mayureshwar sanctuary in Supe around 15 km from the airport site.”Wolves move in packs and have an identified area where they settle.
Their relocation could be a challenge considering as the forest department is not fully-equipped to handle such a process. Moreover, wolves do not take well to being relocated,” Mihir Godbole, a Wolf Gang member said.