People’s entry banned in Rasolia, Chichli and Samasgarh forest areas
in view the movement of tigers and other wild animals, the forest department on
Tuesday put a ban on entry of people in some more areas in the Kerwa and
The decision was
taken by the department after observing the movement of tigers and other wild
animals in a special campaign undertaken by the department in the area.
forest L Krishnamurthy said the campaign was carried out with help of six
elephants, 12 mahouts, three wildlife doctors, three vehicles and 50 personnel.
The objective of the programme was to observe the behaviour and movement of the
wildcats in the area.
also planned to install radio collar in the tigers and to shift the tigress and
her cub to other conserved area.
campaign, the department has laid restriction on entry of people in Rasolia,
Chichli and Samasgarh areas of the forest.
claimed that the campaign was a success as the department has collected data
which helped investigate the movement area of tigers.
Sources said the
department’s campaign had failed as it was only to install radio collar and to
shift the tiger from the area.
In the campaign,
a female elephant Mohini died while another female elephant Smita had fallen
ill after which she was sent back to Satpura national park.