An estimate of main carnivores, ungulates and different herbivores densities was gathered for 2 main ecosystems — Aravalis and Shivaliks — in the course of the train, the wildlife division mentioned, including that the survey began final yr however was delayed because of the oandemic.
“Primarily Kalesar Nationwide Park and Aravali hills had been coated. At present, the information is being analysed and the WII is predicted to submit the ultimate report quickly. For the survey, we had transferred Rs 40 lakh to the WII final yr,” state principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) Pankaj Goyal instructed TOI.
In keeping with the state’s chief conservator of wildlife, ML Rajvanshi, the wildlife census included each herbivorous and carnivorous species. “Birds’ census, nonetheless, was not included within the survey. We’re ready for the ultimate report from WII.”
The survey was carried out in all protected areas, nationwide parks, sanctuaries in addition to the areas outdoors of the protected areas in Aravallis and Shivaliks. “It targeted on the areas the place wildlife is dense in order that we will put together a administration plan accordingly,” Rajvanshi added. The survey additionally goals to map the land-cover sample within the Aravallis just about the standing of key wildlife species within the area.
A camera-trap survey methodology, officers mentioned, was used to conduct the census because it helps to acquire correct figures. In 2017, the WII had final printed a wildlife survey report through which it had categorically identified that the Aravali belt is a wealthy leopard habitat. It additionally acknowledged that the Aravalis in southern Haryana have 166 jackals, along with 31 leopards, 26 jungle cats, 91 porcupines, 50 mongoose, 126 hyenas, three wolves, 4 foxes and 61 civets. Earlier than 2017, a wildlife survey was performed within the state in 2012.