Sources said acting on intel regarding smuggling of a big cat skin, the STF with the help of Boudh Forest Division staff formed a team to carry out raid near Saluki bridge.
Sources in STF said initial investigation suggested that the three arrested persons are middlemen.
Once they were released into their respective quarantine enclosure they did have water from the water bodies which are replenished regularly, the DFO said.
The nine-member advisory committee is being headed by State’s Chief Wildlife Warden.
So this became a passion project,” shares Kumar, who regularly shuttles between Moti Nagar and the WWI headquarters, Dehradun.
Researchers say areas housing tigers may increase by another 5K-10K sqkm
The study that started last July is the first ever wildlife census in the Asola sanctuary by the department, along with the Bombay Natural History Society.
The Sunderbans in West Bengal has more tigers than the mangrove delta can carry, the Wildlife Institute of India has told the state forest department in its preliminary report.