Indian Environment Ministry Decides Against World Bank Help for Tiger Conservation

India's Union Ministry of Environment and Forests decided it will not seek assistance from the World Bank for its planned tiger conservation program, the

reports. Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said he is personally keen on seeking World Bank aid for the project but local wildlife experts and other ministry officials have reservations on the idea so he scrapped the plan. Indian conservationists and wildlife experts have previously expressed distrust over the ability of the World Bank to successfully implement projects in protected areas.

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