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The STPF would be constituted with 112 personnel and would be deployed in Kawal and Amrabad tiger reserve forest areas.
India’s top body for welfare of tigers, has sent a letter demanding a factual update from the state following complaint by wildlife activist Ajay Dubey, seeking an inquiry into the missing big cats.
There are hardly two-three people in the board who have the credibility to serve on it.
The tiger authority says this can be done only in public interest, and only with the approval of the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL).
In its report, the team also flayed Satkosia field officials for trying to hide facts on death of Mahavir and stated that it was a clear case of poaching and sought proper investigation into the case.
Satkosia Tiger Reserve has raised serious concerns about country’s first inter-state tiger translocation and found gaping holes in Odisha’s preparedness.
The team will review the community engagement, protection mechanism and monitoring capacity of the existing staff at Satkosia.
Further, forest department should not avail the services of known private hunters or professionals who are in the business of killing animals.
Welcoming the decision, wildlife activists have called upon Karnataka State Board of Wildlife to reject the project once for all.
An earlier inquiry report of NTCA on poor status of protection in KTR points out issues such as delayed payments to watchers and deployment of less than five watchers in anti-poaching camps.
Going by the field survey as part of the all India tiger estimation which started earlier this year, signs are that tiger population may have increased further.
The 2014 wildcat census has put the number of tigers in the forests of Kerala at 136, a significant up from 71 recorded in 2010.
What seems likes a long pending railway project between Hubballi and Ankola is finally chugging.
However, the NTCA, through its National Tiger Database, matched the seized tiger skin and concluded that the big cat inhabited the Udanti-Sitanadi reserve.
If implemented, NTCA says will fragment the old migration path of elephants and break the habitat connectivity of tiger reserves.