India Considers World Bank Loan for Forest Conservation

India is considering seeking World Bank support for moving out forest dwellers from the country's tiger reserves, The

reports. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said he will meet with conservationists to discuss the possibility of asking financial assistance from the World Bank for the implementation of an amendment to India's Wildlife Protection Act of 20006. The Asian country has previously rejected the bank's assistance for tiger conservation after several conservationists insisted that the Washington-based agency has a poor record of implementing projects in protected areas.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.