Sunday, 8 October 2017

NEWSLINK: Big cat count rises to six in Palamau Tiger Reserve

Here is a good news for the wildlife lovers. Tiger count in Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR) has shot up to six, forest officials said on Tuesday.


“The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun through DNA sample analyses has confirmed that tiger count in PTR is minimum six. We received the confirmation report on Monday,” said LR Singh, principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF-wildlife).


One of the oldest tiger reserves of the country—notified a year after Project Tiger was announced in 1973 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Palamau had 22 tigers in 1972, according to the book ‘Main Baagh Hoon’, written by the former PCCF (wildlife) Pradeep Kumar.

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