The State Forest Department in association with NGO Trendsetters is bringing International Tiger day celebration to Vizag. They are organizing ‘Tiger Trek’ on July 29th, a nature walk in the core area of Kambalakonda. This a first in Vizag. Participants will be imparted information about:
- Tiger census
- Tiger census methodology
- Camera trap monitoring
- Tiger as a part of the ecosystem.
Aim of the trek – Creating awareness for the conservation of our national animal, the tiger whose numbers are fast depleting.
Vizag located in the Eastern Ghats is home to leopards and some bigger members of the cat family. Even though tigers have not been sighted recently, they were spotted in the Chintapalli agency areas a few decades ago. Across the world there are lesser than 4000 tigers.
Though there are no existing tiger numbers recorded here, leopards are known to exist. A new trekking path is the road map for the proposed trek. This goes through the Kambalakonda Reserve Forest area towards Sambuvanipalem village. Forest officials and guards will accompany the trekkers. Highlighting the methods of study and findings of the census will be the core aim. Live demonstrations of camera traps will be shown. No better place for Tiger Trek this International Tiger Day.
- The trek starts are 5.30 a.m on Saturday morning from Kambalakonda Reserve Forest gates. The trek route is plain.
- Time duration would be approximately 3 hours.
- Fee will be charged for snacks, entry fee and guide fee.
- Participants should carry their own water bottles and wear comfortable, neutral colored garments.
- Registrations are on and will close by July 28th afternoon. Hurry up and call KRF staff at 9052797234 and 9494574979.