Bear and Bison’s North Bengal will have Radio collar now IG News

Published by: Suparna Majumder | Posted: January 31, 2023 8:39 pm| Updated: January 31, 2023 8:39 pm

Bear and Bison's North Bengal will have Radio collar now  Sangbad Pratidin

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Calm down, Jalpaiguri: They are coming down in November. For the past two years, groups of bears have been coming down from the mountains to the plains of Duars almost regularly. Besides counting the bears to find out the reason, the forest department has planned to wear radio collars around the bears’ necks. Besides, radio collars will also be worn around the necks of the forest bison of Duars. This decision is to keep an eye on the movement of these two animals in the mountains and plains. It is known that the technical help of a German company is being taken to implement it.

The use of radio collar technology in the forests of Duars is not new. Earlier, several numbers of elephants and leopards have been fitted with radio collars. The forest department claims that it has helped a lot in understanding the movements of elephants and leopards. Now the plan is to wear radio collars around the necks of bears and bison to monitor their movements. It is known where the animal is after wearing the radio collar. where going All movement information will be sent to the control room of the forest department in the form of signals through satellites. It will also reach the information if the animal steps out of the forest towards the locality. It will be convenient to take early action.

[আরও পড়ুন: মরিচঝাঁপি কাণ্ড নিয়ে মাঠে বিজেপি, পঞ্চায়েতের আগে উদ্বাস্তু দরদী গেরুয়া শিবির?]

In November 2021, the bear suddenly arrived in the plains of Duars. A resident of a tea garden died after being attacked by a bear. A bear of the Himalayan black bear species died in the public fury. In addition, 13 bears were rescued and released into the forest by the foresters that year. This year also 8 bears were rescued from the plains at the same time. The forest department conducted a bear count this year through the “Bear Corral” method to find out the reason for the sudden influx of bears. Along with this plan is taken to teach radio collars to monitor the bear’s movements.

Janmejoy Pal, Assistant Forest Officer of Garumara Wildlife Division, said that a plan has been taken to teach radio collars to the necks of bison as well as bears. A German company is taking help in this regard. For two days on Monday and Tuesday, foresters were trained at Murthy Training Center in Garumara National Park on how to overcome sedation and attach radio collars to bears and bison. The training camp was attended by staff and officials of Garumara and Karshiang Forest Departments. Representatives of German organizations were also present. It is known that there is a plan to put radio collars on the necks of three bears and three bisons on an experimental basis.

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