Thursday, August 13, 2020

Leopard pugmarks detected in Balangir Wednesday, 12 August 2020

 Leopard pugmarks detected in Balangir

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | PNS | BALANGIR

Much to the delight of wildlife lovers here, leopard pugmarks in two spots were detected in Balangir forest by a team of wildlife enthusiasts including Arindam Parischha, Subhranshu Mishra, Sushant Das and journalist Sudhir Mishra on Monday morning.

"This is the pugmark of a male leopard. It is barely 3 to 4 days old. From the hind pugmark, it is evident that it is well built and around 6 to 7 years' old," said Lecturer in Zoology Arindam Parischha, adding that there was need of conservation of the leopards in Balangir forests.

Besides this we also noticed the footprints of herbivores like deer and others. The presence of herbivore animals like barking deer and leopard shows the biodiversity of Balangir forest is good and it needs protection and conservation, says wildlife enthusiastic Subhranshu.

"Even as a gate was installed on the forest road to protect the wildlife abuse and pollution in the forest, the gate was damaged. While the forest and biodiversity is thriving, this type of interference is very bad and it should be stopped; otherwise we have to pay a heavy price in future," said Parischha.

Since May 2019, pugmarks of leopard have been noticed in different spots of Balangir forests, including of a leopard cub.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Leopard pugmark detected in Bolangir forest again.SudhirMishra Bolangir 10th August 2020.

 

Leopard pugmark detected in Bolangir forest again.

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SudhirMishra Bolangir

10th August 2020.

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Bolangir; Much to the delight of wildlife lovers here, leopard  pugmarks in two spots were detected in Bolangir forest by a team of wildlife enthusiasticwhich includes Arindam Parischha, Subhranshu Mishra, Sushant Das and journalist SudhirMishra today morning

This is the pugmark of a male leopard.It is barely 3to 4 days old.From the hind pugmark it is evident that it is well built and  around 6to 7 years old. says Arindam Parischha, lecture in Zoology

 In Bolangir if you talk  about leopard population people would  ordnance factory area Badmal in Bolangir district.But in Bolangir forest there are leopard.We need to protect and  conserve it says Parischha, further.

Besides this we also noticed the footprints of herbivores like deer and others.The presence of herbivores animal like barking deer (locally called KUTURA)) and Leopard, shows the biodiversity of Bolangir forest is good and its needs protection and Conservation says Subhranshu a wildlife enthusiastic

Even as a gate was installed on the forest road to check the further abuse and pollution in the forest,the gate was opened/damaged.


 With gates open it is free for all and animals are grazing inside it and people are taking morning walk thereThis is disturbing. We should protect our biodiversity, wild animals in Bolangir range.While the forest and biodiversity is thriving,this type of interference is very bad and it should be stopped otherwise we have to pay a heavy price in future says  Parischha further. 

 SinceMay  2019  pugmark of leopard has been noticed in different spots of Bolangir forest  including of  a leopard Cub.A detailed study required to understand the flora, fauna and wildlife of Bolangir forest, opines journalist SudhirMishra.

Bolangir forest should be protected and Conservation measures be undertaken for the wildlife here and the detection of pugmark is a good sign,says SushantDas.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Balangir: 12 CRPF men Covid +ve

Balangir: 12 CRPF men Covid +ve

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | PNS | BALANGIR

The Covid-19 scenario is getting worse in Balangir with each passing day.

As many as 51 people were diagnosed as positive on Monday and the cases were mostly from the municipality area and periphery villages and from local contact sources.

Significantly, 12 CRPF jawans were diagnosed as Covid-positive besides two Covid warriors on the day.

So far, the number of Covid cases in the district has risen to 514 with 208 active ones. A total of 306 patients have recovered.

However, the total number of beds at the Balangir Covid Hospital is only 200.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Habitat Conservation and Management is required for Tiger Conservation in India.



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Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir

Bolangir: Protection of existing corridors and adding new corridors with active participation of local people is required more for better tiger conservation in India. This was pointed out by speakers in a webinar discussion held on Habitat and Corridor management  for future conservation of Tiger in India held on 29thJuly ,by Strips and Green earth foundation Kolkata,on International Day for Tigers.

 Among others, Scientist at Wildlife Institute India,Dr Bilal Habib,: Managing director for India for Wild Congress and founder of COCOCON conservation Concept,Sri Sunil Mehta; Regional Director,East WCCB Sri Agni Mitra and Sri Arindum Parischha, lecture in Zoology, and Conservationist  expressed their view in the webinar discussion.

 Protection of the existing corridors and adding new corridors  with participation of local people and ensuring alternate livelihoods for them  is required  to involve them effectively in tiger conservation.In Tadoba Tiger reserve The Coocon conservancy  and with that the alternate generation f livelihood along with developing a tourism model where in  the resrt is built  on land of locals and erun by localsand profits shred with them  has been a successful one  pointed out Sunil Mehta  Member Rajsthan wildlife board .

Corbett and Tadoba tiger reserves are producing around 80 tigers every year are like Tiger Banks. While around 30 Tigers are Coming out from Tadoba Reserves ,around 50 Tigers are coming out from Corbett Tiger Reserve .If We protect them properly ,the number of Tigers would increase significantly. Observed Dr Bilal Habib.

In last five years, around  500 cores rupees  were given as compensation in human tiger conflicts .This amount could spent on tiger conservation. Rather than relocation of Tiger in other areas, Dr Bilal Habib stressed the need for “maintaining grassland and herbivores” and habitat connectivity for better conservation of Tigers. And this should be done with more involvement of local for better Tiger conservation, opines Dr Bilal Habib further.

Supporting the view that local should be involved in Tiger conservation ,Sri Agni Mitra stressed the need for development of new habitat for Tigers. Moreover Tiger reserves in North east should be maintained properly and be developed as an " ideal habitat".

 The report of long distance migration of Tigers from central India, indicates thatProject Tiger area is overcrowded. Tiger moving out from their area in search of new territory .The behavioral changes in Tiger needs to be observed thoroughly, Observed Sri Arindum Parischha speaking on this occasion.

The speakers stressed that corridors are very important  for the future Tiger conservation  in India and the need of hours is to protect and each and every tiger.

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