Tiger conservation under Andhra Pradesh Forest Department is excellent: Minister Peddireddy
International Tiger Day was celebrated today under the auspices of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. On this occasion, Minister of Forests, Energy and Mines Sri Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy attended the program organized at Tirupati Sri Venkateswara Zoo Park as the Chief Guest.
State Chief Conservator of Forest Mr. Madhusudhan Reddy, Tirupati Chief Conservator of Forest Mr. Nageswara Rao, NREGS State Council Member Mr. Muthamshetty Vishwanath, FA&C State Chairman Mr. Kondaveeti Nagabhushanam, Mr. M.RC Reddy, Zoo Park Curator M. Hima Shailaja , Forest department officials and staff participated.
On this occasion, Minister Sri Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy said that the state is at the forefront in tiger conservation and the number of tigers in the state has increased from 64 to 75. He praised the efforts of the state forest department officials in this regard.
The Minister said that since then the International Tiger Day has been celebrated following the decision of the Tiger Conference held in Russia in 2010 explaining the need for International Tiger Day.
India’s largest tiger reserve Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam Tiger Reserve are a matter of pride in the state. The minister said that the number of tigers has increased by 60 percent compared to 2018 and there are around 64 tigers.
Tigers roam around using Seshachalam as a corridor. In the same way, tigers are roaming towards Papikondalu, stating that currently around 75 tigers are roaming in the state and this is a good result for the development of the forest.
In the past, tiger statistics were done only on the basis of foot prints… Now that technology has increased, the minister asked the officials to work for the conservation of tigers by using the necessary technology from time to time.
Tigers are useful to us by keeping the number of animals like black deer from increasing abnormally. The minister expressed happiness that the tiger wealth is high in the state. The authorities want to take more steps to increase the number of tigers.
PCCF Madhusudan Reddy spoke and explained the programs being undertaken by the department for the conservation of tigers.
Before that, Minister Sri Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy and PCCF Madhusudan Reddy planted saplings in the zoo park.
Later, the minister viewed the photo exhibition of tigers organized by the forest department
Minister Sri Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy unveiled a tiger photo album and poster to celebrate World Tiger Day.
Minister who released Nagarjuna Sagar, Srisailam Tiger Reserve brochures, website
Minister Shri Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy presented awards to several forest department personnel who have excelled in their work