Forest Deptt to identify big cats in non-conserve areas

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jul 2017 10:53:12


Staff Reporter

In order to secure the number of big cats in non conserved areas, MP forest department all set to secure their data. The department would mention details of sensitive zones across state.

According to sources, department is planning to identify all big cats active jungle and even in non conserve areas.
After collecting their information, it will be uploaded on secured bank. At present tiger 211 and tigress 213 is active in Kerwa, Mindora area . Forest officials said they are arranging water sources, safety, electricity line and other provisions to keep the bog cats engaged inside jungles. All provisions are being made to avoid their movement in residential areas. Under this project all big cats around Bhopal, Gwalior, Dewas and Betul districts. All data will be shared with Wild Life Institute of India for further conservation. The pilot project would be applicable on all tigers across state.

According to sources, forest department is identifying tigers through camera trap. They are also preparing a chart mentioning tiger’s name and movement. To monitor the tigers ad leopards active around Kerwa-Kaliyasot areas, forest department is preparing “tiger-friend” volunteer team. These volunteers will be in touch of security guards via phone and would observe activity of big cats.

The department has identified 70 volunteers for this team. Apart from Bhopal, Sehore, Obedullaganj and other areas will also be getting team to monitor the big cats.