Published on : Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The main objective of the management of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is to alter and enclose Gypsys in the consequences of the death of Swati Dhumane, a forest guard, didn’t get the support of the wildlife lovers. On November 20th, Dhumane was attacked by Maya, park’s popular tigress in the core area.
The conservator of forest (CF) & Tadoba field director, Jitendra Ramgaonkar, on Monday, had talks with the Tadoba Gypsy Association to cover all the safari vehicles that would make sure safety of tourists. In the core area, there are 120 Gypsys operating and 150 in the buffer areas.
To quote Ramgaonkar, “In order to make wildlife safari safer, we’ve invited safety enclosure designs from fabricators, engineers and mechanics to be fitted. These designs should be economical and not obstruct viewing.”
Rs. 25,000 will be awarded to the best design by a committee that has RTO, police and forest officers, besides some stakeholders. Before December 20th, the designs have to be submitted. Participants will have to pay an entry fee of Rs 1,000 to the TATR Foundation.