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Fish conservation an economic saviour for Uttarakhand villages

Reuters BANGHAT, Thu Jun 3, 2010 1:50pm IST

Conserving an endangered fish in Uttarakhand’s Ramganga river has proved to be not only environmentally rewarding but also an economic saviour to villages along the banks of the river.

The Golden Mahseer in the Ramganga, which flows through the Jim Corbett National Park, became endangered to the point of extinction due to illegal fishing and the use of explosives to kill and catch fish. [more]