Infrared cameras for wildlife census in Koyna sanctuary

Now the forest department has got the Rs. 10 lakh for setting their infrastructure. There for they are setting infrared cameras in the Koyna sanctuary. Forest department will set the nearly 50 cameras.

In the Western Maharashtra, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Chandoli National park are spread across the Sahyadri ranges. Now forest department set the nearly 25 cameras to watch the movement of wildlife in these forest. M.K. Rao who is the chief conservator of the forests told deployment of infrared cameras in the Western Maharashtra is first time and fourth time in the state. Over the 1,626.27 square kilometers area is spread in the western Maharashtra for the tiger project. In that project nearly 92 villages from the Sataraand Sangali districts are cover for that tiger project. These cameras is scheduled to start from the first week of the February. He also said that the department searches the best location to the install the camera which ensure that they remain out of reach for people.


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