Exciting time for wildlife lovers

The spotting of pugmarks of Royal Bengal tiger at Poba reserve forest along the Assam-Arunachal boundary has brought cheers to the wildlife enthusiasts of the state. Over the year, the rampant felling of trees and indiscriminate killing of wild animals have posed serious threat to the existence of several endanger species including tiger in the state. Arunachal is one of the few remaining places where tigers are still found in the wild. Therefore in this context, the sighting of Royal Bengal tiger at Poba reserve forest has come as pleasant surprise and has definitely excited the wild life lovers.
The department of environment and forest should develop better coordination with their Assam counterpart and make efforts to protect the wild lives along the inter-state boundary. The forest area along the Assam-Arunachal boundary needs better protection from the poachers and illegal smugglers. Despite the tall claims by the concern authorities in several stretches the illegal felling of trees continues. Also the poaching of endanger species are regularly reported. This is happening due to the lack of coordination between the officials of Assam and Arunachal. Regular meeting should be held between forest and administrative officials from both the state posted in the boundary areas. The pugmark of Royal Bengal tiger at Poba reserve forest was first spotted by the officials of Assam forest and later they shared the information with their Arunachal counterpart. This is a welcome move and there should be more such joint efforts to save wild lives along the inter-state boundary region.