MiD DAY Impact: Thane forest department corrects the spots

Oct 20, 2013, 05:12 IST | Mumbai

Embarrassed by the MiD DAY report on how they had put up awareness banners about leopards with photographs of cheetahs in them, the chief conservator of forests has asked the Thane forest department to get its act together

Soon after MiD DAY spotted pictures of cheetahs on banners for leopard awareness across Aarey Milk Colony in Goregaon East, the Thane Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) has asked the Mumbai Territorial Range of the Thane Forest Department (TFD) to make the corrections at the earliest. No difference?

An awareness banner shows a cheetah instead on a leopard

Last Tuesday, MiD DAY published the story — Forest department can’t tell a leopard from a cheetah -- which showed images of a cheetah, which showed images of a cheetah to represent a leopard in their awareness posters about human-leopard conflict.

Assistance Conservator of Forest Sudhir Padwale said, “We are aware about the mistake where the pictures of cheetah have been printed on the leopard awareness banners. The printer who printed the banners has made the error. We will rectify the mistake soon and new banners will be put up shortly.”

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