The abandoned tigers and tigers in the past have started hunting and are now behaving like their natural habitat in the region. Now a few days later three more tigers will be released in this area.
Like Rajaji, tiger is to be translocated from Madhya Pradesh in Orissa as well. The NTCA has put a stop to this, arguing that the preparation is not complete. In view of this, questions were being raised about the translocation of tigers in Uttarakhand. The Forest Department has rejected these questions.
According to officials, the tigers and tigers released in Rajaji have determined their territories. Both of them have started hunting. They are rapidly increasing their activity in this area.
In such a situation, a green signal has been given by NTCA to bring other tigers to Rajaji. Despite this, the forest department is not in a hurry to make a case. According to the forest department, if the situation remains normal in this way, three more tigers will be released in this area.
What happened in Odisha:
According to forest department officials, a tiger brought from Madhya Pradesh in Orissa was killed by poachers and the tigress became man-eating. If this tigress was kept in a limited area, the NTCA had objected to the translocation plan, objecting.
Why is there a need for translocation in Rajaji:
There are only two tigers in the west part of Rajaji National Park and both are over 18 years of age. The area from the east to the west is cut off by road. There are about 37 tigers in Rajaji. In such a situation, five tigers from Corbett are to be brought to the west of Rajaji.
The tigers and tigers left in Rajaji are fast adapting themselves to new habitats. In view of this, the NTCA has no objection to translocating the other three tigers. Still, a little wait is being done so that the entirety of the behavior of both can be taken.
-JS Suhag, Chief Wildlife Advocate