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- On September 12, 2021, a two-day training of circle level nodal officers for All India Tiger Estimation 2022 was completed at Pachmarhi, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh.
- All India Tiger Assessment is done every four years. This year this assessment will run for three months from October to December.
- Tiger estimation is done in three phases. In this, in the first phase, first of all the evidence related to the presence of non-vegetarian and vegetarian wild animals in all the forest vets of Madhya Pradesh and other states is collected.
- In the second phase, scientific study of the GIS map and in the third phase, photographs of wild animals are taken by placing camera traps in the forest areas.
- This year tiger data will be collected in a paperless manner through a special mobile app M Stripe Ecological.
- Along with this, emphasis will be laid on the enumeration of herbivorous-non-vegetarian wildlife in a phased manner in the regional forest divisions and corporation areas in addition to the Tiger Reserve. For this, field staff are being trained for tiger census.
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- During the butterfly survey conducted from September 10 to 12, 2021, 88 experts from 14 states, patrolling 80 trails of 21 camps, discovered and cataloged 103 different species of butterflies in Ratapani Sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh.
- In the survey, very rare species of Panchmarhi Bush Brown, Angled Pirate, Black Raja, Nawab Common Tree Brown, Tri-coloured Pied Plate Butterflies have been found.
- There has been a special participation of Wild Warriors and Tinsa Foundation in this survey.
- On the last day of the survey, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests K.M.N. And Sanjay Shukla distributed certificates to all the participants.
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- On September 11, 2021, Betul district of Madhya Pradesh was selected for Teak production promotion.
- Under this, a marketing strategy will be prepared by listing the value-addition of the products while assessing the teak product quantity and exploring the possibilities of growth in it.
- The Forest Department has prepared a list of artisans and institutions engaged in the initial processing of teak wood and increasing the production of teak wood in Betul district in the 'One District-One Product' scheme.
- Marketing strategy is being prepared by listing the potential for value-addition of the products. For this, cooperation will be taken from All India Institute of Wood Science Technology, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Forest Management.
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