During a recent survey by Aaranyak, it has been noted that the population of wildlife has increased at Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (DEWS) as a result of intensified patrolling in and around the sanctuary. Spread over an area of 190 square kilometres, the sanctuary is located 16 kms southeast of Pasighat town in East Siang district.
Recent camera trappings have shown that animals like hog deer, sambar, barking deer, hares, wild boars, wild buffalo and elephants are thriving in the sanctuary. Movement of some carnivorous animals, including big cat species, during night hours were also recorded during the survey.
Tasang Taga, Pasighat DFO (Wildlife) stated, ‘The Aaranyak team has conducted camera trappings in the sanctuary and its adjacent reserve forests, but has not yet disclosed their findings in detail. They will submit the data to wildlife experts for proper analysis and formulation of a conservation policy.’
The sanctuary has many numerous islands and water bodies, and with limited armed staffers, it has been a challenge to keep poachers away but even then hunting activities and poaching have significantly reduced in the last five years which has helped wildlife thrive within the sanctuary.
Source: Prafulla Kaman (Arunachal Times)