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Telangana officials hopeful of rise in wild animal population


Press Trust of India Hyderabad
The Telangana forest department officials are hopeful that the population of animals in the state's forests has increased in recent times.

The officials held a meeting here today with the volunteers who took part in the just-concluded census of tigers and other forest-dwelling animals, according to a state government release.

The release, however, said it takes time to know the exact number of animals.

The officials feel the population of forest animals in all regions, including Amrabad and Kawal tiger reserve, is encouraging, it said.

The meeting discussed various proposals for conservation of animals in the forests, it said.

The proposals include taking measures to ensure the well-being of animals during summer, rising awareness of local populace about conservation of forests and increasing punishment for those causing harm, like fire incidents, to the forests, the release added.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 8:25 PM IST

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