| Chandigarh |
Up to date: October 30, 2020 10:33:09 am
THE WILDLIFE INSTITUTE of India (WII), Dehradun, is to undertake the 2020-21 wildlife survey in Haryana, masking the state’s protected forest areas. A contract of Rs 40 lakh was signed between the WII and Haryana forest and wildlife division for a similar, and Rs 20 lakh has already been paid to WII by the state.
The WII has finalized the method of choosing the one principal venture affiliate and 4 venture associates for the survey.
Haryana has two nationwide parks, eight wildlife sanctuaries and two conservation reserves. 5 breeding centres, three mini zoos and a deer park.
In the course of the survey, the WII staff will go to all these areas to depend the wildlife within the state. The final survey held dates again to 2013. In 2015 and 2017, proposals have been mooted for the survey however the nod was not acquired from the state authorities. The 2013 Wildlife Survey had concluded the presence of over 100 leopards in Haryana particularly within the Kalesar forest and Morni hills. Traces of huge cats have been additionally present in Aravalli hills of Gurgaon.
Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF), Wildlife, M L Rajvanshi, mentioned, “We urged the WII to start out the survey as quickly as attainable. The staff will conduct the survey contained in the protected space and different close by areas of protected reserves. Eco-Delicate Zone (ESZ) and open fields will even be included within the survey. Apart from the wildlife species together with mammalian, prey, the survey staff will even examine the birds biodiversity within the state. The survey might be one yr lengthy.”
The wildlife survey will probably be carried out via trendy strategies together with distance sampling, line transects, set up of digicam traps. Conventional strategies together with studying of pug marks will even be used within the survey.
The state forest/wildlife division will present different sources together with autos/ lodging/manpower and different logistic assist to the survey staff.
The price of set up of digicam traps will probably be borne by the state division.
The state has two nationwide parks — Sultanpur Nationwide Park close to Gurgaon, Kalesar Nationwide Park in Yamunanagar. The eight wildlife sanctuaries embody Khol-Hai-Raitan and Bir Shikargah in Morni/Pinjore in Panchkula, Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary in Yamunanagar, Chhilchhila Wildlife Sanctuary in Kurushetra, Nahar Wildlife Sanctuary in Rewari, Abubshahar Wildlife Sanctuary in Sirsa, Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary and Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary in district Jhajjar.
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