Telangana forest department alert on deaths of tigers: PCCF conduct Video Conference on Wildlife protection
The top officials of the state forest department have finally become alerted about the recent series of tiger deaths in Kagaznagar forest area. Officials alerted the field level officials while conducting post-mortem on the deaths of tigers.
PCCF (HoFF) Mr. RM Dobriyal directed the lower level officers through video conference today on the protection of wild animals in view of the incidents of tiger deaths. Stating that PCCF should be always vigilant in their duties and laxity will not work, the forest officers and staff have been ordered to make frequent field visits to prevent the recurrence of wildlife deaths.
PCCF Mr. R. M. Dobriyal stated that the big tiger has a high role in environmental protection and it is everyone’s responsibility to protect them. He expressed regret that two tigers died in Kagaznagar forest area recently.
PCCF said that due to the good measures taken by the forest department, Qawwal Tiger Reserve (corridor) is becoming a permanent home for tigers and the deaths of tigers should not have happened at such a time. PCCF has warned that negligence and negligence in the performance of forest officials and staff will not be tolerated and severe action will be taken.
Everyone from the level of CF to the beat officer has been told to make frequent field trips and do foot patrolling (on foot surveillance) in the assigned forest beats. Actions should be taken against those who damage the forests and those who kill wild animals as there are strict forest laws.
Along with informers, forests and wildlife can be protected by setting up a surveillance system, he said. It is suggested to increase public awareness programs in the villages near the forest. Apart from strengthening the check posts, the PCCF also asked them to increase night patrolling and use modern technology.
PCCF (Wildlife), Chief Wildlife Warden MC Pargaien, Chief Conservators, Field Directors, District Forest Officers and Divisional Officers of all districts participated in the video conference.