Tag: poaching in nalsarovar
Poaching in Nalsarovar, Ahmedabad and illegal fishing is the naked. Poachers lay nets to trap exotic birds of Nalsarovar National Park. It is a sad fact that locals of at-least 15 surrounding villages is been said to be involved in illegal fishing and poaching activities. They also happen to be expert rowers. Nalsarovar Forest department is not able to chase them because of it.
Spread over 120 sq km, the marshland of Nalsarovar is very difficult to patrol. Patrolling is more difficult by the fact that the forest department lacks work force. Nalsarovar sanctuary consists of only seven to eight foresters and guards combined. Locals take advantage of this staff scarcity to poach birds and sell them to black market. Every morning, forest guards have to search and remove nets laid by poachers. Poaching in Nalsarovar, Ahmedabad is growing day by day.
Ideally, for every 10 sq km there should be one person to guard the lake. Nalsarovar’s guard count should be of eight guards, six foresters and two rangers but these posts remain unfilled since long. Moreover, there are some watchtowers but the guards lacks the basic equipment such as binoculars. Nalsarovar Forest department also lack adequate boats and are not the expert enough rovers to chase the poachers.