BASTAR: Pictures of rare animals, an orange bat, and an endangered species of Indian Wolf were spotted at Kanger Ghati National Park in the forest area of Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-affected Bastar district.
Director of Kanger Ghati National Park, Ganveer Dharamsheel had said that the forest management has installed cameras in the interior regions of the forest, in order to keep track and record pictures and videos of unique species of wildlife.
He further sadi- “It is very good to find Indian wolves in the forests here and a plan is being prepared for their conservation and promotion. Villagers are being informed of it. We are in touch with them to help us in the conservation of wildlife. Although a large area of the forest is Naxal affected and in such a situation the officers of the forest department do not go to those areas. But the department is still making every possible effort to save the wild animals.”
It is worth noting that the Indian Wolf has been listed as a Schedule I species in the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), 1972 due to its extremely low numbers. While the orange bat is also exceedingly rare and is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Earlier, Blind fish, Common hill myna, crocodile, long-moustache cave crickets, and rare species of Otter were also found in the Kanger Ghati National Park.