Enumeration of animals kick-starts in Telangana forests

Enumeration of animals kick-starts in Telangana forests
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Cataloguing of tigers and other wild animals commenced in 76 forest beats of Kadem, Udumpur, Khanapur and Pembi forest ranges on Monday. Minister for Forests Jogu Ramanna launched the once-in-four-year exercise at Allampalli in Udumpur range and Forest Divisional officer Ravinder Rathod launched it in Lakshmipur beat of Kadem forest range. 

Nirmal: Cataloguing of tigers and other wild animals commenced in 76 forest beats of Kadem, Udumpur, Khanapur and Pembi forest ranges on Monday. Minister for Forests Jogu Ramanna launched the once-in-four-year exercise at Allampalli in Udumpur range and Forest Divisional officer Ravinder Rathod launched it in Lakshmipur beat of Kadem forest range.

Jogu Ramanna walked for a distance of six km from Allampalli to Rampur and noted the movements of the animals. Later, he asked the forest officials to submit a report on the census of carnivorous and herbivorous animals in Kawwal Tiger Reserve.

The Minister spent two hours in the forests and issued several guidelines to the enumerators. He was accompanied by Field Director Sarvan and Udumpur and Beersaipeta forest rangers.

Enumeration had been taken up with the help of civil society organisations in 24 forest beats in Kadem range. Whereas in 16 forest beats there are only three section officers and five beat officials and the remaining eight forest beats, NGOs’ support had been availed.

Five members of NGO Spandana, one member of the civil society organisation Adarana and BSC forestry students and those of Forest College Research Institute were involved in the exercise. Recently, the government launched a mobile application monitoring system for Tiger Intensive Patrolling and Ecological Status. The enumerators had been sensitised on the mobile application works.

The enumeration for carnivorous animals would be conducted till January 24. From January 27 to 29, enumeration of herbivorous animals would be done. The enumerators should trek along the trail path for a distance of five kilometres to trace the evidence of carnivorous animals. The animals use the route travelled by bullock-carts, humans and others.

The animals would be identified through direct and indirect methods of enumeration. The enumerators identified the excreta of leopard, bison, bear, fox and wild dogs and documented them in the mobile application on Monday.

FSO Mohammad Nazeer Khan, Geeta, King Fisher and FBOs Prabhakar, Krishnachaitanya, Keerti Reddy, Srinivas and other forest department personnel took part in the enumeration.

By: Singari Kishan

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