SSB to patrol Dudhwa tiger reserve
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) and Sashastra Sima Bal (SSB) have joined hands to provide full proof security to Dudhwa forests and its rich wildlife.
“A consensus was reached among all security agencies including SSB on the border and the Dudhwa field staff to strengthen the patrolling in and around Dudhwa to check forest and wildlife crimes,” DTF Field Director Ramesh Kumar Pandey told PTI.
Pandey along with Deputy Director Mahavir Kaujlagi on Saturday held a meeting with Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), central and local intelligence officers, customs and excise officials, special tiger protection force (STPF) and Dudhwa field staff to discuss the issues involving safety of Dudhwa forests and its wildlife.
“It was agreed at the meeting that joint long route patrolling (LRP) comprising SSB, STPF and DTR field staff would be held at regular intervals,” he said adding that first
such LRP is proposed to be launched on Dec 22.
Pandey said apart from this, stress was laid on intelligence and information sharing among various security agencies about activities of wildlife and forest criminals.”
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh that stretches mainly across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts and comprises the Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers an area of 1,284.3 km2 (495.9 sq mi) and includes three large forest fragments amidst the matrix dominated by agriculture. It shares the north-eastern boundary with Nepal, which is defined to a large extent by the Mohana River. The area is a vast alluvial floodplain traversed by numerous rivers and streams flowing in south-easterly direction. It ranges in altitude from 110 to 185 m (361 to 607 ft).