The Uttarakhand forest division will perform a chicken census after 13 years within the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) panorama from February 16, officers stated.
Kalyani (who goes by her first title), deputy director CTR stated, “Fowl counting will begin from February 16 to 18 in 12 ranges of Kalagarh tiger reserve and Ramnagar forest division beneath CTR panorama. Twenty-one groups of 5 members every will rely birds by sighting technique.”
“By this counting technique, the estimate of the chicken numbers in CTR in addition to the migratory birds coming from outdoors on this space, will likely be identified” she stated.
In line with forest officers there’s chance of greater than 600 species of birds within the CTR panorama.
“The CTR administration has determined to rely the birds to know the variety of species and variety of birds” she stated.
She stated the chicken rely will assist in conservation efforts as it is going to assist them in understanding the standing of various avian species.
Kalyani additional stated, “Migratory birds additionally go to CTR panorama yearly within the winter season. Throughout the census CTR administration will discover out the variety of migratory birds and their species additionally. After counting, we are going to know the numbers of native and migratory birds, in order that we are able to plan higher concerning their conservation and safety.”
“River, water reservoirs and ponds have additionally been recognized for the chicken rely. It has been determined to give attention to Kosi river, Kosi barrage, Ramganga river and different ponds adjoining to CTR. Birds can be counted with the assistance of drones in some areas if wanted” she added.
AG Ansari, avid birdwatcher stated “Fowl counting is an important step of CTR administration. After local weather change, many species of migratory birds which weren’t discovered earlier than in Uttarakhand have additionally been noticed right here. So you will need to perform a chicken census.”
“Counting of birds can also reveal new species or their recognizing for the primary time in some areas ” he stated.
Corbett Tiger Reserve which is unfold throughout 1,288.31 sq. kms, is without doubt one of the prime vacationer locations within the state. The gates of Corbett open on November 15 yearly for six months until mid June. Corbett witnesses a footfall of round 3 lakh vacationers yearly throughout its six eco-tourism zones, with Dhikala and Bijrani being the most well-liked ones.
There are 231 tigers inside CTR and 266 utilizing the reserve in keeping with the most recent report on tigers. That is the very best variety of tigers in 50 tiger reserves in India.
Corbett has a wealthy biodiversity together with round 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 chicken species, 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians and so forth. CTR is unfold over three districts of Uttarakhand specifically Pauri Garhwal, Nainital and Almora.