Forest department to carry out census on wildlife
The Forest Department has decided to take up the population of the tigers in Kurnool district, including the...
The Forest Department has decided to take up the population of the tigers in Kurnool district, including the wildlife. The officials of the forest department have decided to carry out census to collect information on the wildlife population, especially the carnivorous and herbivorous animals. Besides, they also identified tigers and leopards in Nagarjunasagar and Srisailam forest reserves.
In Kurnool, the forest division officials at the Petcherya centre in Atmakur have identified leopards, tigers and tiger cubs in the region. According to the census, there are seven tigers, four tiger cubs and three leopards. The census on tiger population was being carried out in Kurnool, Mahbubnagar, Prakasam, Nalgonda and Guntur districts spread over 3.568 square km of forest region.
They collect details on big cats by taking their pug marks and also by installing automatic cameras to capture the pictures of the wild animals. There has been a considerable improvement in this year's population of 35 tigers when compared to the last year's population of 28. There were 250 forest department officials working on the census on wildlife population. There are a total of five forest ranges in these areas.