The State Government will initiate steps to set up a Wildlife Museum in the state, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. chandy was presiding over a meeting of State Wildlife Board at his chamber at the Assembly Complex the other day.
The elephant tusks in the custody of the Forest and Wildlife Department won’t be destroyed. The government is interested in preserving the tusks and is thinking of ways to do it, Chandy said. Chief Conservator of Forests has been entrusted with the task of taking steps to set up the museum. The Forest Department has more than eight metric tonnes of elephant tusks in its custody at various places. This will be exhibited in the museum without violating the Wildlife Act.
The meeting also decided to revamp the State Elephant Welfare Board set up for the welfare of both captive and wild elephants.