Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Activity Update July 2016: Tadoba


Adegaon - Forest Department staff join village school
teacher and students in plantation drive 

Adegaon - Saplings distributed by us in village school
Our Conservation Officer Prameek Kanna monitors
unloading of saplings to be used in our plantation drive
 Adegaon - Villagers collect saplings 
Chorgaon - Wildlife film screening
Katwal - Student of village school takes part in drawing contest 
Katwal - Villagers collect saplings distributed by us

Katwal - Villagers collect saplings distributed by us 
Katwal - Villagers plant sapling in plantation drive 
Mudholi - Staff and students of village school take part in plantation drive 

Prameek Kannan – Conservation Officer
Bandu Kumare – Field Assistant


·      1,257 saplings planted in Adegaon, Chorgaon, Katwal, Kondegaon, Mudholi, and Bhamdeli
·      Environment education programmes in 4 schools - 130 students attended
·      Film shows on nature and wildlife conservation in 6 schools -  243 students attended
·      Our Mobile Health Unit treated 472 patients for free in 5 villages
·      Visited site of a fatal tiger attack on a man in Khutwanda


Our tree planting drive got off to a start in the buffer zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), with 1,257 saplings being planted in different villages during July. Most of our activities this month centered around tree planting activities.

On the 24th of July, while at Sitarampeth with the Mobile Health Unit (MHU), Conservation Officer Prameek Kannan was called to a house to remove a cobra. The resident claimed this cobra had come near his house and had hidden itself in a pipe that was underground with an opening near his toilet. The resident of the house wanted to dig up the pipe so that Prameek could get the snake out and then transport it far away, preferably near the Irai dam.

To this, Prameek said this would be a highly dangerous and completely unnecessary procedure.  Besides the danger of agitating an already stressed snake by digging, this would also take out a potentially territorial animal, whose vacant territory may draw in more snakes near the house and compound the problem. He said the best thing to do would be to not venture near the area for some time to allow the already agitated animal to leave of its own accord.

Also on 24th of July, Prameek responded to a call about a fatal tiger attack on a man in Khutwanda village. Here, 65 year-old Manek Jumnake of Khutwanda, was attacked as he was grazing his cattle at the edge of the forest about 2km from Kutwanda village. Two other men with him claimed they saw a tiger in the forest near his body as they made their way towards the spot. Forest department staff that were taking measurements at the attack site it was most likely a female tiger, based on the pugmarks.

Environmental Education

Education Van


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