Chandrapur: In a first of its kind tiger translocation in the state to reduce man-animal conflict in Chandrapur, Two sub-adult tigresses, which were caught a few days ago from the Kolsa range in Tadoba district and Armori range also in Gadchiroli district, will be released in Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) on Saturday in the presence of State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.
Let us tell you that after the rapid increase in the number of tigers in the Chandrapur district, there has also been an increase in the cases of man-animal conflict in the last several years. And also according to the Tiger Status-2022 report, the number of tigers in the district has been estimated at 248. Forest officials also say that this figure is even higher.
In the year 2022 also, about 53 people died in the attack by poachers. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) also permitted the relocation of five tigers in September 2022 from the Bramhapuri landscape, which has a higher tiger density. And after approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a drive has already been launched to identify and capture the cats in November 2022.
Three more tigresses are on the radar of the forest department for translocation
While the target animals remained elusive, the Rapid Response Team (RRT) of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) captured two more sub-adult tigresses from the Armori range of Gadchiroli and Kolsa range of Tadoba on 17th May.
While these two juvenile tigresses will be released at NNRT on Saturday, three more tigresses are on the radar of the forest department for translocation. And the rapid response team of Tadoba, assisted by experts from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), will also undertake expeditions into the forest under the Bramhapuri scenario.