Dharbandora: As a part of scientific management of only National Park it was decided to record presence of mammalian diversity of Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, field staff were sensitized for carrying out observation and recording indirect evidences of wildlife during there routine field visit based on this strategic camera trapping were carried out.
The camera trapping has recorded presence of Tiger in Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park for the first time on 14th May 2019.
The striped tiger presence in the area indicates that level of protection, quality of wildlife habitat and wildlife management practices in National Park are of high levels. The 240 sq km area was being perambulated by dedicated field staff of this range for recording presence of this elusive big cat since year back, and finally the efforts has been successful, the field team consisting of Shri Paresh Porob Range Forest Officer, Shri. Subhash Narayan. Gaonkar Forest guard and Shri Mahadev R. Gaonkar Forest Guard have managed to record tiger presence in BHagwan Mahaveer National Park.
The wildlife management practice was carried out under the able guidance of Shri Vikas Desai Deputy Conservator of Forests, Wildlife & Ecotourism (N) and has been encouraged by Shri Subhash Chandra IFS Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Goa Forest Department.
The department has procured more camera traps to strengthen field staff so as to record rich natural heritage of Goa’s Forests. The intensive camera trapping is also being carried out in other parts of National Park as well wildlife sanctuary area.