Arunachal Pradesh: Animals thriving in D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, says official


By Maksam Tayeng

ITANAGAR: The D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh is thriving after hunting and poaching have been monitored to the maximum extent, a sanctuary official said on Wednesday.

“Animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Hog Deer and Sambar Deer, were a common sight. Birds like Hornbill which had disappeared from the sanctuary were also spotted,” the official said.

“Earlier in the past when the Range office and controlling camp were located outside the sanctuary, it was not possible to keep close and effective control and vigilance of the sanctuary’s core zone areas where unabated hunting incidents continued taking place,” he said.

“After the shifting of Range office inside the sanctuary in its earmarked earlier Range office site, the controlling of the Borguli Wildlife range has become easier and hunters now can’t easily tress-pass,” he added.

Range Officer Naning Perme also confirmed that his team destroyed around 50 salt lick and ambush areas after the present Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Tasang Taga took over the sanctuary.

Orin Perme, Dy. FR, Beat Officer, (Jeepghat Beat) of Anchalghat Range, was tasked with cleaning out the hunting salt lick ambushes at Borguli Wildlife Range.

While welcoming the visitors to the sanctuary, Tasang Taga, DFO appealed to the public to make D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary a favoured wildlife tourist destination like the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)