Guwahati (Assam) [India]March 12 (ANI): The Assam Forest Department spotted three leopards on Saturday during a camera trapping mission in various areas of the Sila Forest Reserve.
The leopards were spotted after the leopard census in Kamrup district.
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Divisional Forestry Officer (DFO) Sunnydeo Choudhary said the camera trap mission had been going on for seven days.
“For the first time since the launch of the leopard population estimate in Kamrup North Forest Division through a camera trapping mission for the past seven days, three leopards were spotted in cameras set up in various areas of the Sila Forest Reserve,” the forest department officer informed. .
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DFO further stated that camera trapping will be conducted for a period of 24 weeks and data from each camera will be extracted at a seven day interval.
An exclusive census of leopards in forested and non-forested areas of Assam has been initiated by the North Kamrup Forestry Division in the leopard density areas of Amingaon in Kamrup district.
The Kamrup district administration is also part of the census calculation. The forest department aims to cover 100 km² under the North Kamrup Forest Division. (ANI)
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