The fund will be distributed among various officials in varying proportions. and will be largely used to incentivise informers for the confidential information they pass on about acts like poaching.
'Airgun Surrender' campaign aims at motivating the hunters to surrender their airguns before the authorities concerned.
Apart from its use in traditional medicine, habitat alteration, road accidents, and other anthropogenic activities are the reasons cited for the animals dying.
The forest department was urged to create awareness among the local people on how the birds contribute to the conservation of nature and why they need to be protected.
What is the point in sharing information? In most of the cases, the accused is set free the same day after levying a meagre fine, a village level informer of poaching activities said.
According to officials, the accused allegedly killed a sambar deer in Rally Ghadpur forest near Morrigudem village under Luxettipet range in Mancherial district recently.
The Forest department said that many pet shops buy these turtles thinking that they are an exotic species imported from other countries and are not protected under Indian laws.
The carcass of the eight-year-old female elephant was found on private land in Kantamila village under the Hindol range.
On July 10, a joint team of Odisha and Chhattisgarh forest officials had busted an inter-state smuggling racket and seized nine big cat skins from Kalahandi.
Dhenkanal Forest Division busted a poaching racket on Tuesday and arrested six persons including a shopkeeper in Rasol.
While the crackdown has come as a huge boost to the Forest Department’s enforcement, it has also exposed a worrying factor - poaching of big cats in and across the borders.
The incident occurred when Madhu went to the forest along with his friends Sangliyana and Mallikarjun to hunt wild boar and rabbits
Police have decided to check for the source of guns as many of them are country made and others are modified air guns.
Unemp loyed due to Covid- 19, many youngsters who did menial jobs have turned to poaching of wild animals, and sell the meat in the open market to make a living.
Range Officer Ananta Jena said the accused was booked under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.