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Census of elephants in the district as well

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Beltangady: A three-day elephant census has begun in Daka district. It will be held from May 17 to 19. The elephant census is conducted once in five years under the leadership of the Forest Department.

For this, pre-surveys have been conducted by the department and the locations have been identified.On the first day of elephant enumeration, direct enumeration will take placeThat is, the enumeration team will walk 15 km along the forest trail. should be taken In this case, if you see elephants, it is better to click their photo and identify whether it is male or female.second day Jungles roam the forest Movement areas should be identified. The trunk of elephants, footprints in the environment, trees and bushes crushed by elephants and other issues should be identified.On the third day, in the lake, pit and river environments in the forest part, identify the places where elephants come to drink water, wait there and conduct a survey.
Based on all these, a report should be prepared and submitted to the department considering the number of elephants in the environment.The department provides a gun to the staff for elephant census, but I have come to know that binoculars required for census are not available in most places.

Elephant census is going on in total 58 places in the district. Charmadi, Kadirudyavara, Chibidre, Totattadi, Neriya, Dharmasthala, Kanakanajalu of Puttur, Parappa, Patrame, Kalanja, Shishila, Nidle, Kaukradi, Hatyadka, Shibaje-1,2, Shiradi-1,2 of Panjavala in Panjavala, Balya, Kuntur, Ichlampadi, Nelyadi, Ivattoklu, Amara Padnur, Kalmadka, Enmuru, Subrahmanya zone Bilidnele East, West, Balagodu North, West Siribagilu East West, Madapadi four hundred North, South, Ainekidu, Harihara Pallathadka, Aithur, Subrahmanya, Konaje, Renjila D , Sullyada Aletti North, South, Aranthodu, Madappadi, Markanja, Sampaje, Thodikana, Ajjavara, Mandekolu A team under the leadership of one DRFO and two to three patrolling forest rangers has carried out elephant enumeration in the northern and southern environments.

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Mounesh Vishwakarma

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