Jharsuguda : Keeping in view the ensuing state level quadrennial Tiger census-2014, a training program for forest department officials was organized by the Jharsuguda Forest department on 03.03.2014 at their IFM Center , Balijori, Jharsuguda.
Sri Sudip Naik, DFO, Hirakud wildlife Division and Sri Ashwini Ku. Kar, DFO, Jharsuguda imparted necessary training to their staff and made them aware of the scientific technique with which the census program will be carried out next week. Sri Dhruva Raj Naik, Ex. VC , Sambalpur University, who is presently the Hon. Wildlife Warden, Jharsuguda, and Sri Himanshu Shekar Muduli, Range Officer were also present .
The All India Tiger estimation is conducted once every four year under the aegis of The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). This time the program involves not only tiger census but also ensures comprehensive data collection in respect of other wild animals and status of the habitat as a whole.
The census assumes much significance this time because our national animal Tiger is in great danger and its population has decreased considerably all over India due to habitat destruction and poaching. According to the last census report (2010) there were only 1706 wild tigers in India.
Report By : Ashish Shukla