Wildlife Crime Case Study

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Wildlife crime, investigation and intelligence collection for the Forest and Police Officials. Total 46 Forest and Police Officials participated in the programme. • Modernization of zoo Hospital:- For the modernization of Zoo Hospital proposal approved by the Government of Tripura for an amount of Rs.10.00 lakh and hospital equipped with more modern equipments. • Status of Management Plan of PA’s:- Name of PA Status of Management Plan Plan Period Budgetery Outlay (Rs. In lakhs) Remarks Sepahijala WLS Prepared and approved 2012-13 to 2022-23 4486 Trishna WLS Prepared and approved 2012-13 to 2022-23 9778 Gomti WLS Prepared and approved 2012-13 to 2022-23 6305 Rowa WLS Prepared and approved 2012-13 to 2022-23 1505 Clouded Leopard National…show more content…
With a view to preserve the wildlife of India, particularly to take urgent steps to prevent extinction of any species, Government of India established the Indian Board of Wildlife (IBWL) in 1952, the highest body in the country established for laying down policy and issuing directives for proper management of Protected Areas. The Board has since been doing pioneering work to create public consciousness in favour of wildlife preservation. Therefore, in order to create a mass movement for protection of wildlife, the IBWL decided to observe the Wildlife Week from October 2 – 8 every year. The objective of observing the Wildlife week is to generate awareness among school students and general public. In this connection various awareness programmes were taken up in Tripura which includes “Early morning sensitizing walk (Prabhat Pheri), Sit and Draw Competition amongst children, Essay Writing, Quiz Competition, Talk Show, Marathon Race and Tug of War etc”. Massive participation of people, EDC members, JFMC members were noticed. State Level Celebration of Wildlife week, 2015 was held on 2nd November, 2015 at Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. This function also included inauguration of Turtle Conservation Centre, Pathological Laboratory at Sepahijala Zoo Hospital, release of one pair of Lion at Sepahijala Zoo brought from Bannerghata Zoo under exchange programme…show more content…
Km. forest in Baramura and Debtamura hill ranges in south-eastern part of the state. The government will set up two elephant reserves for preservation of the species whose numbers have vastly depleted due to large-scale poaching and migration to neighbouring Bangladesh. State Forest Minister Jitendra Chowdhury on Saturday said the two reserves would be part of elephant conservation projects and land for one at Gandhari in Amarpur sub-division of Gomati district has already been already identified. Work is on to finalise the spot for the other reserve at Atharomura range of Dhalai district, he said. “It is a matter of delight that local people assured us of giving land for the purpose and we have assured them that they would be rehabilitated properly,” Chowdhury said. Though the latest census by the State Board for Wildlife said the population of elephants in the state has increased to 59 from 38 in 2002, just about 40 years ago the animals were often seen even on the streets of the capital town. According to British surveyor John Hunter’s report, there was a time during the British rule when elephants outnumbered humans in the state and it was the reason why the colonisers did not consider taking administrative control. However, their numbers began to go down with the cutting down of forests for construction of a hydel power project on Gomati river.

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