Forest Department's Wildlife Census in Udaipur’s Forest Areas

Forest Department's Wildlife Census in Udaipur’s Forest Areas

Sajjangarh Sanctuary spotted movement of Chitals

Wildlife Census Udaipur

The Forest Department has initiated the counting of wildlife in the forest regions of Udaipur district, starting at 8:00 AM from May 23,2024. This extensive census operation is scheduled to continue until 8:00 AM today on May 24,2024. The census of wildlife is being conducted across the 22 ranges of the district, utilizing water holes and trap cameras.

Sightings in Various Sanctuaries and Ranges

In the evening at Sajjangarh Sanctuary, sightings of Chital were reported, while foxes were spotted in the Kotra Range and owls were observed at the water hole in Kherwara. However, until 8:00 PM, no movement of sloth bears was noted in any range. During this period, forest officials evaluated the arrangements at water holes and conducted checks on trap cameras.

Wildlife Census Methods Across 22 Ranges

Tourists and the general public were prohibited from entering the Baghdara Crocodile Conservation Reserve, along with Sajjangarh, Jaisamand, and Phulwari Ki Nal sanctuaries during the census. Forest workers stationed on watchtowers faced significant challenges from mosquitoes throughout the night.

Amarkhaji Leopard Conservation Reserve

It is anticipated that two to three bears will be present in the upcoming Amarkhaji Leopard Conservation Reserve near the city. A bear was spotted on a trap camera a week ago, fostering hope among officials for the presence of two to three bears in the reserve.

Trap Cameras Installed

The Forest Department has strategically installed a total of 60 trap cameras across the district, primarily in the northern forest division. This includes 40 cameras in the Amarkhaji Reserve and 20 cameras in the Sayra-Gogunda Range. Additionally, eight trap cameras have been set up at eight water holes in the Sajjangarh Sanctuary.

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