Bijnor: The forest department is all set to create a map in order to reflect the presence of wild animals in the district. The map will highlight the spots, category of animals found there and their population. According to officials, this is the first time when such a map will be prepared for all 11 forest ranges in the district.
Bijnor district has a rich wildlife population and is part of Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.
According to forest officials, there are around 13 tigers and over 50 elephants. Besides sambhar, cheetal, hog deer. kakar, langur, jackal, monitor lizard, turtles, python, Gangetic dolphin, crocodiles, gharials, etc, are also found here. Apart from this, a large number of bird species, especially migratory birds, attract the people.
The forest department has decided to prepare a map in order to highlight the presence of wild animals and migratory birds in the district.
Talking to TOI, divisional forest officer M Semmaran said, “We have planned to prepare a map in order to highlight the presence of wild animals in the district. The map will mark the territory of different species of wild animals. The work will start in March.”