Prime Intention of the Blog

"People without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees and wildlife is almost as helpless".

I still remember my childhood days when I used to visit Dandeli a place where even my father started his professional career and also where my most of the relatives were staying.Even though I never brought up in Dandeli no one could stop me to go there since it was just two hours journey from my native. And during every visit I used to get the scoldings from my father and relatives since I used to spend most of the time in forests than in house.So as I grown up my visit to Dandeli became very less except twice or thrice in a year since I became busy with studies but always I had in my mind that I should contribute something to these magnificent forests which inspired me a lot to fall in love with the Conservation.So it is just an attempt from my side to create awareness to save these magnificent animals and landscapes they exist in.If this blog contributes in a small way to achieve this goal I will be the most happiest person in this world.
This blog mainly focuses towards conservation activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.This blog doesn't provide any information regarding tourism and its related activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Black panthers are not that uncommon-Dandeli forests Heaven for Black Panthers

The long-term camera trap surveys being conducted by the forest department and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is beginning to show results as the cameras have captured more than 100 black leopards in the dense forest of the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve in the past three years.
These surveys are part of the long-term camera trap studies of tigers and leopards being conducted in the Malnad-Mysore Tiger Landscape of Karnataka for over two decades by the Centre for Wildlife studies, with support from the Wildlife Conservation Society. This project has generated several interesting captures of black leopards in this landscape, including some in drier forests.
During the current year of intensive tiger monitoring under phase IV of National Tiger Estimation in Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, the project led by Ullas Karanth of WCS threw up a unique photo capture of a family of leopards that had two spotted and one melanistic member. These photo were taken at Satkhand-Kalamkhand Road in May 2012 by a team working under the guidance of Samba Kumar, joint director-conservation science, WCS, according to Karanth. At Bandipura, a black leopard was spotted in April 2008 along Chippana Halla Road and another on Danadari Camp Road in February 2010.

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