Assistance to Forest Department in Wildlife Inventory of Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary with help of Camera Traps
Vindhya Bachao members Avinash Kushwaha, Debadityo Sinha, Mohit Chauhan, and Sudhanshu Kumar helped the Kaimoor WIldlife Division of Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in undertaking first ever camera trap survey in Robertsganj Range of Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary. The survey was conducted in the month of June and in presence of Mr. O.P. Singh, DFO-Kaimoor Wildlife Division and Mr. Ashok Singh, Ranger Officer- Robertsganj Range of the Sanctuary.
The Kaimoor Wild Life Sanctuary was established in 1982 and is spread over an area of 501 sqkm in Sonbhadra, District Mirzapur in the Vindhyachal Range. A large variety of vegetation is found in the mixed, dry, deciduous forests that cover the area: the primary tree vegetation being Baakli, Mahua, Dhaak, and Bamboo. The wildlife comprises of Black Buck, Chinkara, Four-Horned, Blue-Bulls, Sambar, Cheetal, Bear and Leopard, etc. Apart from these, pythons, crocodiles and different species of snakes are also found. In the wetlands, ‘migratory birds’ are spotted easily. The southern boundary of the Sanctuary is formed by the River Son. The Sanctuary is contiguous with Bagdhara WLS and Son Gharial Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.