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Field Support
Distribution of Cameras to Field Guards at Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh on 4/12/17 by THE JUNGLEES.

THE JUNGLEES have been able to place Camera Trap on a trial basis at Palpur - Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, M.P. on March 4, 2017. A camera trap was installed in the vicinity of Paron Anti-Poaching camp, at a water-hole deep inside the core area of WLS. Our members Mr. Sanjay Thakur, Mr. Safdar Rangoonwala, Mr. Anis Hazrat, Mr Ali Asgar Hanif and an associate Mr. Manoj Ghosh were present in the TEAM JUNGLEES accompanied with three staff of the forest department.!

The same place was earlier chosen for camera trap laying by the Palpur-Kuno authorities where images of a Tiger and a Sloth Bear were earlier captured. We have gifted a pair of Camera Traps to the D.F.O., Palpur-Kuno WLS on March 5, 2017. However, DFO w'd lay and fully commission the traps in the ensuing summer shortly. D.F.O. has invited THE JUNGLEES to work on the area with a special focus on Livelihood Development for the tribals in the buffer area too.

THE JUNGLEES thank all the donor members and individuals for this Field Support Initiative and welcome others to come forward in all its future programme.

"Empower the Guards of Wild" series is on and The Junglees is committed to it. On 14th & 15th June, members of The Junglees have visited Manas National park to handover first lots of Rain suits for the monsoon patrolling guards of the park. 100 nos of Rain suits have been handed over to CCF & Field Director of Manas Tiger Reserve , Mr. Anindya Swrgowari,IFS at the Barpeta Road Office of Project Tiger.We salute the Field Staffs of Manas for their end less efforts & hard work which now resulted in one of the richest & flourishing forest of India. We also sincerely thanks the LIC of India for sponsoring the rain suits for the Manas National Park.

Manas is a National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve,an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve situated in Himalayan foothills of Assam and in contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur ,Wild water buffalo and Pygmy Hog, apart from Tiger , Elephant & Rihno.
FIELD SUPPORT - PURBASTHALI (Bird Booklet Distribution )

In pursuance of THE JUNGLEES continuing training programme for Boatmen at Purbasthali Gangetic Isle Complex, we made a short errand at Purbasthali last Sunday, on 4/1/2014. Purpose of the trip was to equip the local boatmen with a booklet on major species of migratory birds found on its isle, to help identify the species for unoriented tourists. The booklet (size - 3.5"x5.5"), published in Bengali, showcases a photograph of one species on the left page while the facing page contains a brief outline of its basic information, that serves the purpose. A short programme was organised at 11 a.m. at the Picnic Spot, facing the waterfront of the Oxbow Lake, in presence of the Panchayat Pradhan (village head) and members of Purbasthali Eco-Development Committee, while the boatmen dominated the scene. The booklet titled " BOOKLET FOR BOATMEN ON DUCKS AND WADERS AT PURBASTHALI ", was distributed amongst all the local boatmen by members and the associates of THE JUNGLEES. It was heartening to receive praises from all around for such an important yet small initiative. Members Mr. Shantonu Chakraborty, Mr. Debarpan Banerjee and our friend Mr. Mantu Hait accompanied me. We at THE JUNGLEES believe that the local boatmen are the best CUSTODIANS cum GUARDS of this unique eco-system are supposed to be empowered with due knowledge on birds and techniques of identification that paves the way for their being true GUIDES as well. With this viewpoint, we had earlier conducted an audio-visual traing programme for them on December 22.12.13 with members Mr. Hrituraj Chowdhury (President), Mr. Soumik Ror Chowdhuri, Mr. Shantonu Chakraborty and myself. After the function we sailed along the main course of river Bhagirathi northward to a few remote points. It was a feast for the eyes as we behold a flock of 300 plus Ruddy Shel Ducks amid sanderlings, Coot, Garganey, Red Crested Pochards, Pintails and a host of species of wader birds. The long strip of Island was being jealously guarded by a pair of sentries, An Osprey and a Perigrene Falcon, a first timer at Purbasthali indeed!

FIELD SUPPORT - PURBASTHALI (Birding Jacket Distribution)

In pursuance of THE JUNGLEES decision to equip Boatmen of Purbasthali with Jackets as well, we have distributed some 20 jackects with our message, name and Logo embroidered on the jacket-back.

Birding Jackets donated to our ace boatmen M. Gobardhan and Mr. Paresh at Purbasthali during Mid Winter Waterfowl Census on February 2, 2014.


The Junglees team at Palpur - Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary for the distribution of Mosquito Nets and Caps to the Forest staffs.

Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Sheopur district of north western Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India. It is about 120 kilometres from Gwalior. An area of 345 square kilometres was set aside as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1981. Since then this has been elevated to the Kuno Wildlife Division with an additional area of 900 square kilometres as a buffer area around the Sanctuary. The park is home to many species of wild animals including wolves, monkeys, leopards and nilgai .

This is place which has been selected for the Re Introduction of Lions.