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Endangered wildlife spotted in Tamenglong

Source: Chronicle News Service / DIO

 

Tamenglong, November 01 2021: In what could be good news for the state, several endangered wildlife species were spotted in Tamenglong district at Kuilong Part II, Tamei subdivision from a camera installed in the forest area to track the tiger attack incident at Kuilong village during the month of July.

The Tamenglong Forest department has confirmed the presence of Himalayan Black Bear (Urses thibetanus), Yellow throated marten (Martes flavigula), Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), Wild boar (Sus scrotal and Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjac) among other species from the camera traps.

The department has also confirmed the presence of Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera Tigris) as several pugmarks were collected in July 2021.However, it maintained that it was not able to get photos of the tiger despite several attempts.

Forest officer of Tamenglong district Kh Hitler Singh said the area is already fit for starting wildlife conservation otherwise it can soon be extinct because of traditional hunting practices, illegal logging and jhum cultivation.