Forest Department Using drone to find out the probable location of wild tiger


Assam forest department is taking the help of an Army drone to track the location of a tiger which made panic Tezpur in Sonitpur area.

The Misamari Army base used the drone to discover the probable location of the tiger which was lost after its pug mark was found at Kolibari Tapu on Wednesday night, chief Conservator of Forest, Northern Range, P Shiv Kumar told to a news agency.

On the demand of the Forest Department, the drone was sent from Misamari and a few pictures and a video was received through it about the location of the tiger along with some different animals, Kumar said.

He said the drone has found the tiger in areas where forest officials were not able discover it.

The Drone can cover a distance of around 10 km from Misamari to Kolibari Tapu and Lawkhowa, he included.

The tiger on Monday killed a lady and harmed someone else at separate spots of Dolabari, around 8km from Tezpur town, he said.

Discussion was additionally on between the Defense Ministry and Assam Forest Department for consent to fly automatons in Kaziranga National Park in some particular ranges to discover creature courses there, the authority said.

"This is the first time in the Northeast that drone is being used for detecting location of wild animals and we will try to continue use of this after discussions with the ministry of defence", Kumar said.

Forest officials also used GPS tracker for pug mark search via Google map, included.