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Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department Government of Odisha

Achievements

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Achievements

  • 78 Families from Raigoda Village from Satkosia Tiger Reserve were relocated. The land acquired is being developed as pasture land for herbivores.
  • 70 HA of Mangrove Forest plantation in 2017-18.
  • 132 HA meadows developed in 2017-18 to provide fodder for ungulate species.
  • 369 Anti-poaching/protection squads have been deployed.
  • 116 Anti-depredation squads deployed to prevent loss of life and property due to wildlife. These squads help in driving out elephants and other wild animals from human-inhabited areas to forest areas.
  • 534 Eco-Development Committees developed for protection and conservation of forests and wildlife with help from the local people.
  • 72 Fire-fighting squads.
  • 5 Off-shore and 57 on-shore camps have been established in 6 coastal divisions for conservation of marine turtles and other marine fauna.
  • Under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, 10 river squads at Bhitarkanika and 2 patrolling boats at Rushikulya have been deployed for protection of olive ridley sea turtles.
  • New software to monitor the morality of olive ridley sea turtles on a daily basis has been developed. It is now operational in 6 Coastal Divisions.
  • Crime Cell has been created to take up proper and timely investigation into wild animal poaching.