Serious drought causing major problem for the wildlife of Pilibhit
The delay in the arrival of the monsoon is causing the Forest Department to take urgent action to fill water holes and reservoirs in the protected area so as to ensure an available water supply for tigers and other wildlife. In addition new water holes are being considered in view of the distance between the existing water bodies and the difference in density of the wildlife population in various sections of Philibhit Tiger Reserve. To add to the problem herbivores are suffering from the dried up grass in the reserve. During a census conducted in 2017 it was stated that the reserve that extends to an area of 73,024 hectares contains over 33,000 herbivores, 3,276 omnivores and 48 carnivores including tigers. More on this report can be seen by following the link below.