Pakke Tiger Reserve announces prizes for best camera trap captures

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Prizes for the best camera trap captures were announced at West Bank, Seijosa Range during a function organized by the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) on Wednesday last, which was attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Forest, C T Mein, MLA, Kameng Dolo, PCCF, G N Sinha and ADC, Kento Riba.
The first prize went to Upper Dekorai Antipoaching camp for capturing the Melanistic Golden Cat image, while Tippi Ghat Antipoaching camp won the second prize for capturing two leopards and a black panther playing. The third prize went to Kimi Antipoaching camp for capturing a leopard and a black panther walking together.
Further, Karchung Monpa from Tippi Range, Montu Basumatary from Seijosa Range and Changrang Nabum from Rilloh Range were also awarded for being the most sincere staff, while Rasham Brah caretaker of camp elephant Khaising also won an award.
Earlier, the Parliamentary Secretary released the Annual Report 2017 and the official brochure of Pakke Tiger Reserve. While congratulating the entire team of Pakke for successful completion of their annual activities, Mein stressed on the need for participation of all stakeholders in the conservation activities in Pakke Tiger Reserve.
During the programme, Field Biologists of PTR, Chandan Ri and Shradha Rathod presented the results of Tiger Census and Synchronized Elephant Estimation survey, while G N Sinha released the Tiger census and the Elephant Estimation reports 2016 – 2017.
Two short films on camera trapping in Pakke Tiger Reserve and Elephants of Pakke were also screened by Green Hub.
Speaking during the valedictory function, DFO, Tana Tapi said that the programme aims to keep the staff motivated and create awareness among the local communities, NGOs and other officials about the work that goes on in Pakke throughout the year.

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