Prevention for the Illegal hunting of animals in Chamba districtThe forest department of Chamba district has done some prevention for the preserving the lives of wild animals, which are hunted by the peoples during the winter time. So in this article, the detailed information regarding the necessary steps taken by the Forest department of Chamba district toward the preventing the Illegal haunting of wild animals.
Illegal hunting of Wild animals
As this is the time of winter season, and during the month of December to February there is heavy snowfall in the hilly area of Chamab district. As whole the chamba city is on a hill so all the places are covered with snow in the winter season. So the wild animals which are living in these places would not able to eat the food and even they would not find water for the drink, because all the resources of water are jammed due to low temperature. So these animals comes down to the low hilly area where little snow fall occurred, because in this places they are able to eat the food and they are able in finding water for the drinking. But the people of these areas are killing or hunting these animals for their eating as well as another purpose by which they can earn money. In last ten years these animals are decreased by the about 50% and it is the time that we have to save these animals, otherwise if this rate of hunting is continue than after 20 to 30 years there would not be any wild animals in these forests.
Necessary steps taken by the Forest Department
So to prevent such illegal hunting, the Forest Department of Chamba district has formed various teams of forests officers at the forest circle and division level. The main purpose of these teams is patrolling the wild animals in the low hilly area.
All the order are issued to the Divisional Forest offices (DFOs) and Ranger officers (ROs) of the Chamba district forest circle, which cover the entire forest area of the district.
The Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF), Chamba, ARM Reddy directed all the officers of various team to inform all the villages that if see any wild animal than call them for the help. So these teams would submit information at the DFO headquarters of the forest circle or the CCF directly. If some animals are found in any area than it will taken to the park and these are drop back in the forest when summer season starts. The CCF said, and warned that any incidence of poaching would be dealt with stringently under the provision of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.