CCTV cameras installed for monitoring tigers in Kanchanpur

The Kunda Sub-Division Forest Office has installed CCTV camera for monitoring tigers after big cats began to enter human settlement at southern area of Kanchanpur district.

Three CCTV cameras were installed in Jamuna Community Forest area at Punarbash Municipality and nearby Thapachowk in Belauri Municipality, informed Dinesh Kumar Yadav, Assistant Forest Officer.

Yadav shared, “Tigers were spotted entering human settlements in the later days. We installed CCTV cameras for monitoring the places where the wild cats were seen entering human settlements.”

The Forest Office here will keep an eye for tiger movement in the areas where CCTV cameras are installed for a week. “If tigers are not spotted those areas, we will install them in other places,” he said.

It may be noted that a 32-year-old woman from ward no 10 of Punarbash municipality was killed in a tiger attack on March 24 while she had gone to Dhudhwa National Park in bordering India.

A week later, an Indian woman succumbed to tiger attack in an Indian village bordering Belauri village in Kanchanpur district leaving the locals in those areas in terror.

The National Trust for Nature Conservation supported the CCTV installation project, informed Yadav. “Locals are terrorized due to tiger menace. Tiger does stay in a place idly. We can determine whether tiger roam around those areas or not once we monitoring those places through CCTV cameras for a week.”

Tigers from bordering Dhudwa National Park were recorded entering into human settlements in Nepal’s villages in the past.



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