December 07, 2022 – Once again, The movement of tigers was recorded in trap cameras installed at the Motichur range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve Park. Their security is a big challenge for the park authorities. After the construction of the Chila-Motichur wildlife corridor at Haridwar-Dehradun highway, the wildlife movement started. The movement was first recorded in November.
Motichur range is also called Poachers’ Paradise. This is because people living in the areas adjacent to the forest have heard the tiger’s roar. For the last one and a half months, the movement of tigers has increased in the area.
The southwest part of Rajaji National Park is devoid of tigers, while this area is considered very favorable for the protection of tigers. This is why a tigress from Corbett was shifted to the Motichur range on December 24, 2020, and then on January 09, 2021, as part of a plan to increase the tiger population. Now even a male tiger from Chilla has started moving toward Motichur. As a result, Rajaji Park’s officials expect an increase in the area’s tiger population.
A male tiger from Chilla is coming to the Motichur range through the corridor. This is very important. This will increase the number of tigers. There is an elaborate system for the protection of wildlife. The special patrol team remains alert. Camera traps have also been installed at sensitive places.Alokhi, Range Officer, Motichur