Pregnant tigress spotted in Kerwan forest, entry of people may be banned
BHOPAL: Worried about
the safety of a pregnant tigress spotted in Kerwa-Kaliasot forest area, the
forest department has banned the entry of heavy vehicles like trucks and
dumpers in the areas. Another reason for the forest officials’ concern is the
failure of steps taken by them to check the activities of poachers in the area.
Earlier to it the
officials had banned the entry of heavy vehicles in the forest area but even after
the ban entry of such vehicles could not be stopped in the areas.
According to sources in
the forest department it was expected that the pregnant tigress active in this
corridor could give birth to cubs in the month of February. Keeping this in
mind and fearing that the feline turning violent a decision may also be taken
to ban the entry of people in this corridor.
movement of tigers and tigress has become frequent in Ratapani Sanctuary,
Samardha Range and Kerwa-Kaliyasot forest area since May 2011.
According to the
officials the number of the patrolling teams has been increased in Samardha
range and Kerwa-Kaliyasot forest area for the safety of tigers moving in these areas.
Apart from it better
telecommunications instruments have been provided from the forest department to
the team members. Teams of tribal people living in these forest areas have also
been constituted apart from the patrolling team. These tribal people will
continuously update the senior officials about the latest information related
to that area.