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Another tigress shifted from Corbett National Park to Rajaji National Park

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Subodh Uniyal congratulates foresters for successful translocation of tigress
By Arun Pratap Singh
Dehradun, 16 May: Chief Forest Conservator and Chief Wildlife Warden Samir Sinha has informed that a tigress has been shifted from Corbett National Park to Rajaji National Park today. The tigress has been brought to the Western part of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve. This is the third tiger to be shifted from Corbett to Rajaji. Earlier two tigers, one of them male and the other female had been translocated here in the year 2020-21. It may be recalled that the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has permitted shifting of a total of 5 tigers from Corbett to Rajaji to rearrange the tiger population.
The tigress brought to Rajaji National Park here from Corbett had been identified and selected by a committee of experts following an in-depth study which also included site inspections. The tigress brought here is about 5 years old. She was tranquilised this morning at her native park by a specialist team of veterinarians and foresters, led by Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve Dr Dheeraj Pandey. Following this, a thorough medical examination was carried out on her and she was also fitted with a radio collar and then transported to Rajaji via road. She arrived at Rajaji National Park at around 10 a.m this morning. After her arrival, she was again medically examined thoroughly and released in a fenced enclosure built over an area of around 1 hectare in the presence of Chief Wildlife Warden Dr Samir Sinha and Dr Saket Badola, Director Rajaji National Park. The tigress is stated to be completely health and its every activity is being monitored with the help of CCTV cameras, drone camera and trap camera as well as physically by the staff of Rajaji National Park. A decision to release her in the open forest will be taken in due course of time by the experts.
Forest Minister Subodh Uniyal has congratulated all the officers involved in the operation and stressed that Uttarakhand has always led the rest of the country in wildlife conservation. The translocation carried out today is a part of this strategy and commitment only. He expressed hope that this step will not only increase the population of tigers in the state but also create more employment opportunities.