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After two years, herbivores in lion territory are counted

 

 

After two years, herbivores in lion territory are counted

The Times Bureau, National, 10th May, 2022

 

The forest department has begun a census of herbivores in the lion kingdom . The census will be conducted in the protected areas of lion Gir National Park, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Pania Wildlife Sanctuary, Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary, and Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary .

Rajkot, India: The forest department has begun a census of herbivores in the whole lion kingdom. The census, which began on Sunday, will continue until May 20 and will be divided in five phases.This year, coastal areas will also be included.The last census was conducted in 2019.

 

The census will be conducted in the five protected areas of lion Gir National Park, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Pania Wildlife Sanctuary, Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary, and Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as reserve vidis, reserve forest, and coastal areas from Bhavnagar to Amreli this year.The preservation of large carnivores is closely linked to the preservation of their prey base, which includes large and small wild ungulates, primates, and large-size birds, according to Mohan Ram, deputy conservator of the forest of wildlife division at Sasan.In the forest regions of Junagadh, Gir Somnath, and Amreli, monitoring the distribution of prey bases is vital in the conservation and management activities.It is home to more than 30 species of mammals, with Asiatic lions and leopards being the most common predatory carnivores.

The forest department will conduct the survey in five stages using the statistically robust Distance Sampling Technique.During the workout, the department will use cutting-edge technological equipment such as laser range finders, advanced GPS systems, and binoculars.

 

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