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First tiger to be relocated from Corbett to Rajaji

First tiger to be shifted to Rajaji from Corbett Tiger Reserve this week.  The project for translocation of tigers to the western part of Rajaji was approved by the Central government in 2016.  S Suhag, chief wildlife warden of Uttarakhand forest department, said, “All preparations have been done for the translocation process in both Corbett and Rajaji. A team will leave for Corbett on Thursday, and we are hopeful that by the end of this week, the first tiger will be tranquilised and translocated.”

Last September, a team from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had visited Rajaji to conduct reconnaissance for the translocation exercise and had suggested a soft release of a pair of tigers in the reserve’s western side. In a soft release, tigers are released in a large enclosed area where they are kept for a few days to check if they have any diseases before being released in the wild.  More on this report can be found by following this link.