Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good Governance on Otter in Uttar Pradesh: Census started

Must Read

Transitioning from the ‘City of Lakes’ to a Smart City

THE BACKGROUND The Smart Cities Mission is an innovative initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and...

Government of India allows private sector to diagnose corona virus

The Indian government has opened the corona virus test to the private sector. Significantly, the cost of...

Swachh Bharat Mission: Gram Panchayats will be given more amount under 15th Finance Commission

The Government of India approved the implementation of the second phase of the Swach Bharat Mission...

Uttar Pradesh for the first time has undertaken a census of otters in protected areas of the state. India is home to 3 of the 13 species of otters found worldwide. These are

Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) – IUCN status: Near Threatened.

Smooth-coated Otter (Lutra perspicillata) – IUCN status: Vulnerable

Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinereus) – IUCN status: Vulnerable

The census exercise was started from Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and will be completed by end of March 2019 covering all protected areas of state.

Otter

It is important part species (mammal) of forest ecosystem. It spends much of its time in or close to water bodies. A thriving population of otters means a healthy ecosystem It lives on fish.Its den is known as holt and it is close to water bodies. Otters thriving and. getting sufficient food to eat means the water bodies in the reserve are in a fine state and the aquatic life in them is healthy.

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR)

It is located in foothills of Himalayas, south of Nepal spreads across Pilibhit district, Lakhimpur Kheri District and Bahraich District of Uttar Pradesh. The Northern edge of the the reserve lies along the India-Nepal border while the southern boundary is marked by the river Sharada and Khakra.

It is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, different species of deer and monkeys and reptiles like snakes, mugger crocodiles and gharials. The large carnivores are supported by a very large prey base consisting of cheetal, sambar, wild boar, hog deer, swamp deer, blue bull, etc. The bird life is very rich and diverse and hundreds of species of birds can be seen around.

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is home to habitat for over 127 animals, 326 bird species and 2,100 flowering plants

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Transitioning from the ‘City of Lakes’ to a Smart City

THE BACKGROUND The Smart Cities Mission is an innovative initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and...

Government of India allows private sector to diagnose corona virus

The Indian government has opened the corona virus test to the private sector. Significantly, the cost of this test is between Rs...

Swachh Bharat Mission: Gram Panchayats will be given more amount under 15th Finance Commission

The Government of India approved the implementation of the second phase of the Swach Bharat Mission in February 2020. During the...

Reserve Bank of India revised exposure limit for UCBs

The Reserve Bank of India revised the exposure limit of UCBs. Earlier RBI allowed 15% of its capital funds to single...

International Yoga Day 2020: sixth Yoga Day to be held in Leh, PM Modi to participate

The main event of International Yoga Day will be held on 21 June this time in Leh, the capital of Ladakh....
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -