the perfume in question is that of Calvin Klein
19459008 + 19459009 Obsession (for men) & # 39; The key ingredient is a synthetic version of the musk secreted by the civet. HS Prayag, a veterinarian based in Karnataka, hopes the method will work to defeat the threatening tiger that has yet to make its way into a cage. Prayag was the first to use the perfume technique in the country to catch a leopard in Mandya and was coordinated with Maharashtra officials this time around.
It is in 2015 that Prayag undertook to catch the leopard at Maddur taluk of Mandya (Karnataka). "The leopard was tagged in an armory in 2013. The villagers claimed that he had killed a farmer named Shivaraj, although he later discovered that he had been murdered. were so angry with the authorities that they had blocked the road from Bengaluru to Mysuru to make their voices heard.The Karnataka Forestry Department decided to capture the leopard, but the leopard remains elusive for two years. are inherently elusive and the non-uniform movement of the latter is also a challenge, "he said.
Forest authorities have tried to place a bait in the cage, but the leopard has never been found. "I was about to use big cats in foreign countries.I bought it from a dealer and sprayed it on the bait.This worked and it in December 2015, we captured the leopard and then worked with forsters from Tamil Nadu to catch a tiger in Gudalur with the same technique, "he said.
THE BIG CATCH: HS Prayag has asked the forest authorities to use only the original scent, because big cats do not fall into the wrong!
Prayag, which conducts research on large carnivores, is now assisting foresters in Maharashtra and Telangana, where tiger capture operations are underway. While the research in Telangana is about K4, a tigress with a trap cutting her belly, T1, is captured, faces life in a zoo.
Prayag told TOI that he was in contact with the Deputy Forest Conservator of Pandharkawada, Maharashtra, after approaching for alternative techniques to capture the tiger. "Wildlife authorities have tried to use bait and cage methods, using camp elephants, drones, camera traps, foot patrols, etc., but n & # 39; 39 have not achieved results, "he said.
Demonstration in Mumbai to save Anvi the tigress, also called T1, from murder
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Paragliding to track T1 from the air
Fragrance is not just the innovative method used to track the T1, which remained lucrative for 25 days. The Forestry Department has also deployed a powered paraglider to solve the problem of the tigress from the sky.
"The paraglider, who will be taking part in the operations on Tuesday, will undertake aerial surveys to identify and track the location of the tigress.We will have a better view of the air forest on the T1 track", said the main conservator of forests (wildlife), AK Mishra. The eye in the sky can help on this particular terrain because it is fragmented in forest with sparse vegetation, unlike the dense forests of Tadoba.
A paraglider was deployed to follow T1
Apart from that, elephants from neighboring Madhya Pradesh and sniffer dogs are used. A thermal UAV was also deployed, but it could not trace T1
On Wednesday, according to the pugmarks, the T1 stood somewhere in compartment 155, near a canal outside the village of Sakhi.
"While making serious efforts to regain T1, we are also fighting rumors of animal killings and T1's direct observation," Misra said. He added that on Sunday, sniffer dogs were moved on the spot.
In the evening, paragliding joined the search. Rudra Bhanu Solanki, an adventure and snowmobile enthusiast, member of the Sharshooter team Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, based in Hyderabad, conducted aerial surveys of the forest surrounding the villages of Tejni-Sakhi in order to find and locate the location of T1.
Forest authorities stated that the tandem paraglider would allow Nawab to fly with Solanki to help track and track T1 movements in the length and width of the jungle, allowing access to areas where it is impossible to approach on foot.
"The paraglider imported to Pandharkawda can fly between 400 and 500 meters high and does not require permission from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," said Mr. Khan .
Forest authorities have stated that paragliding has the ability to fly safely at low and low speeds. "We hope the machine will prove its merits," they added.
Dr. Prayag was questioned about the failure of the department regarding T1 tracking. "If 200 people move around the forest day and night to follow the tigress, do you think that will come out?", He asked.
Prayag said that T1 could not be declared a men eater because it is a sacrifice and cattle. "Since August 28, he has not killed or damaged any human being. Eating tigers prefer humans to their natural prey," he added.
Tejni's former sarpanch Devidas Mangi said: "The team must be close to T1 by entering the hiding place with the help of locals." Moving in the forest and at the roadside does not will not help. "