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Trekking allowed in national parks

By Our Special Correspondent

BANGALORE, MARCH 6. Trekking will be allowed in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the

State.

To start with, the Bandipur National Park will be thrown open to trekkers now.

Trekking programmes will be arranged through the State Government's eco-tourism venture, Jungle Lodges and Resorts, according to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), R.M. Ray.

He told presspersons here on Friday that Jungle Lodges and Resorts had organised a workshop on its activities at the Bannerghatta National Park.

The Forest Department had taken the initiative to create awareness on eco-tourism and conservation of forests among the people in cities, Mr Ray said.

To know more about the eco-tourism initiatives, log on to www.karnatakawildernesstourism.org.

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