Wildlife Management



A series of planned and adaptive actions aimed at achieving these objectives. Here are several key reasons why the wildlife management cycle is essential within forest areas:

It helps maintain the delicate balance of ecosystems, conserves biodiversity, and ensures that both wildlife and human needs are met in a sustainable and responsible manner. It promotes the long-term health and resilience of forest ecosystems while recognizing the intrinsic value of wildlife in their natural habitats.

RESCUE AND REHABILITATION

Recent rescue of spotted deer at the present of RRT team, Dr. Aniket Chichame NNTR Vet. Officer, Dr. Vivek Gajre LDO Ekodi, Dr. Mayuresh Halburge LDO, Dilip Kaushik RFO RRT. Updated on 24-08-2023

Successful Rescue by NNTR

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The spotted deer stuck in the barricaders on the side of the National Highway 53 was rescued.

ANTI - POACHING CAMP

Nagzira Range - Badbadya APC

Navegaon Park - Kalimati APC

Navegaon Park - TK Joint APC

Umarzari Range - Kamkazari APC

FRONTLINE STAFF TRAINING

Electrocution Training

Tigers and wild animals are among the primary targets of power line electrocution. The recommended plan, if implemented will not only reduce the human - animal conflict but also save hundreds of wild animals that die every year in such tragic accidents. 

Wildlife Crime Prevention Training

NNTR Organizing 3 Day's "Wildlife Crime Prevention Training" through Wildlife Trust of India from 4th to 6th September 2023 for officers/Employees of Navegaon Block under Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve.

HABITAT MANAGEMENT

Nawegaon National Park - Grassland Management

Developing grassland areas within a forest can be a strategic approach to enhancing wildlife habitat and biodiversity. This process typically involves careful planning and management to create a balanced ecosystem that supports a variety of plant and animal species. Here's a detailed overview of how grassland development within a forest area can be achieved to promote wildlife habitat:

1. Assessment and Planning:

Ecological Assessment: Start with a thorough ecological assessment of the forest area to determine its current state and potential for grassland development. This assessment should consider soil quality, existing flora and fauna, hydrology, and other ecological factors.

Goals and Objectives: Define clear goals for grassland development, such as providing habitat for specific wildlife species, increasing biodiversity, or restoring a historically grassland-dominated ecosystem.

Site Selection: Identify suitable areas within the forest where grassland development is feasible and ecologically beneficial. Consider factors like sunlight exposure, soil type, and proximity to water sources.

2. Habitat Design:

Native Plant Selection: Choose native grasses, forbs, and wildflowers that are adapted to the local environment. Native plants provide food and habitat for a wide range of wildlife.

Wildlife Considerations: Tailor the grassland design to meet the needs of target wildlife species. Different animals may require specific vegetation types, cover, and forage resources.

Structural Diversity: Promote structural diversity within the grassland by incorporating varying plant heights, creating patches of bare ground, and adding shrubs or trees at the edges for transitional habitat.

3. Vegetation Management:

Planting and Seeding: Prepare the selected area by removing invasive species and non-native vegetation. Then, plant native grasses and forbs, either by seed or as transplants.

Maintenance: Regularly monitor and manage the grassland to control invasive species, conduct prescribed burns, and prevent encroachment by woody plants. This helps maintain the desired habitat structure.

4. Water Management:

Water Sources: Ensure access to water within or near the grassland area. Small ponds or water features can be constructed to provide drinking and bathing opportunities for wildlife.

Irrigation: In some cases, supplementary irrigation may be necessary, especially during dry periods, to support plant growth and maintain water sources for wildlife.

5. Wildlife Monitoring:

 Research and Observation: Continuously monitor the grassland ecosystem to assess its effectiveness in supporting wildlife. Use trail cameras, bird surveys, and other observation techniques to track changes in species composition and behavior.

6. Education and Outreach:

Community Involvement: Engage local communities and stakeholders in the project to raise awareness and gather support for grassland development efforts.

Educational Programs: Offer educational programs and interpretive materials to teach the public about the importance of grassland habitats and the wildlife they support.

7. Adaptive Management:

Flexibility: Be prepared to adapt the grassland development plan based on ongoing research and observations. Ecosystems are dynamic, and adjustments may be necessary to achieve desired outcomes.

8. Conservation Practices:

Legal and Ethical Considerations: Ensure that all grassland development activities comply with environmental laws and regulations. Respect ethical principles in wildlife management, such as minimizing disturbance to species and their habitats.

Grassland development within a forest area can be a long-term project that requires ongoing commitment and resources. However, when done thoughtfully and sustainably, it can significantly contribute to biodiversity conservation and the enhancement of wildlife habitats within a forest ecosystem. Collaboration with experts in ecology, botany, and wildlife biology can be invaluable in achieving these goals.








Meadow Development Work 

at Nawegaon National Park