Just as a tiger is considered an indicator of a good forest, river dolphins are indicator of a healthy river and act as an umbrella species of the river ecosystem. There are currently two species of the river dolphins inhabiting India, Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and the Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor).
The headcount of tigers and elephants will be conducted together for the first time from next year (2022), Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Odisha, Shashi Paul informed on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar: Though Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, sprawling over an area of 193 sq km is estimated to be home to nearly 30 elephants, the Elephant Census Report 2017 revealed that there is only one pachyderm left in the sanctuary. “We cannot rely on the findings of the census that there are no elephants in Chandaka. […]
Bhubaneswar: Elephant population have increased by 22 in Odisha, informed Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray while releasing the 2017 elephant census report today. The number of elephants in the State showed a marginal increase from 1,954 in 2015 to 1,976 in the current year, despite various cases of jumbo deaths across the State. The […]
Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding regular death of jumbos due to different reasons in the state, elephant population was found to have increased marginally to 1,974 this year from 1954 in 2015. A preliminary report on the elephant headcount carried out across eight circles and 44 divisions in the state said the number of elephants have jumped to […]