Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wildlife Deptt to use Camera Traps for recording animal diversity

Keeping in pace with the technology and fashionable scientific wildlife management tools, the department of Wildlife Protection has introduced latest cameras to be put in in several wildlife sanctuaries in Jammu so as to conserve and shield the wild animals in a very scientific technique.

The Department has recently procured IR yet as flash Camera Traps for finding out animal presence, conducting analysis in several wildlife sanctuaries and conserve the reserves as well as Nandini, Ramnagar, Sudhmahadev, etc.

To train the sphere officers in using and handling camera traps, a coaching programme was organised by the Wildlife Warden, Jammu at Nature Interpretation Centre, Manda.

The wildlife vary officers, block officers and foresters of Wildlife Division Jammu participated within the coaching programme.

The field exercise and demonstration was conducted in Ramnagar wildlife sanctuary, where the officers were practically concerned in handling, setting and deploying Camera lures within the field by a trained Camera Trap Engineer from Dehradun and Wildlife Warden Jammu.

Addressing the officers, Chief Wildlife Warden, AK Singh stressed on the requirement of introducing new technologies in wildlife management and expressed hope that by using Camera Traps, the Department would be able to survey the variety and abundance of untamed animals in protected areas.

Wildlife Warden, Jammu, Tahir scarf whereas interacting with the officers revealed that thirty camera Traps are procured by Jammu and Kathua divisions which might be shortly deployed in several protected areas. He additional informed that 2 Camera Traps are put in nowadays in Ramnagar wildlife sanctuary close to Manda zoo.

Additional PCCF, Deepak Khanna and CCF Wildlife Jammu, Upender Pachnanda were additionally gift.

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