There is some good news for wildlife lovers of the North-east.
The Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (DEWS) in Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed a considerable increase in the population of wildlife.
Sources close to the wildlife sanctuary said that the increase in wildlife population in the sanctuary spread across 190 square kilometres is primarily because of constant and intensified patrolling in and around the sanctuary.
Recent camera trappings conducted by Aaranyak, the premier research-based organization in the North-east and a member of the revealed that animals like hog deer, sambar, barking deer, hares, wild boars, wild buffalo and elephants are thriving in the sanctuary.
Aaranyak, which is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) also informed that movement of some carnivorous animals, including big cat species, during night hours was also recorded during the survey.
Located about 16 km southeast of Pasighat town in East Siang district, the sanctuary is considered a key towards restoring ecological balance in the region, besides providing safety to the animals of the Poba reserve forest in bordering Assam.
The sanctuary was renamed as Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, from the erstwhile Lali Wildlife Sanctuary, way back in October 1986.
Poaching is also becoming a challenge for the forest department in protecting the animals, said wildlife officials.
Forest officials have also claimed that poaching and hunting activities in the sanctuary have been curbed to a great extent in the last five years.
The Siang and its major tributary, Sibiya, pass through the sanctuary, providing a suitable habitat for wildlife, including some endangered species.
The wildlife sanctuary is also a home to the endangered species of vulture and the Bengal florican.