Wednesday, 24 February 2016

NEWSLINK: Haryana Wildlife Department launches big cat census to check leopard numbers

The Haryana Wildlife Department is conducting a survey to check the number of wild animals, including leopards, in the vicinity of Aravalli mountain range - from Bhiwani to Faridabad district.

The assignment was handed over to the Wildlife Institute of India (WLII) in January, with the department expecting to complete the project in June.

“Aravalli mountain range in Haryana is known for being a natural habitat for wildlife animals such as leopards, hyena, jackal and peacocks among others. With a focus on big cats, the institute has been given the task to identify locations and number of wildlife animals,” said Raj Kumar Bhatia, district forest officer (wildlife) Gurgaon.


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