The holiday of forest workers has also been canceled after Diwali has been declared a high alert in the Corbett landscape.

Forest workers have been instructed for intensive checking in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Terai Western Forest Division and Ramnagar Forest Division. Also asked to patrol continuously.

On the occasion of Diwali, the possibility of hunting of owls and wild animals increases in Uttarakhand. In this context, Haldwani, Ramnagar, Kashipur areas are more sensitive. In view of all this, the wildlife department has issued an alert in Corbett.
CTR Director Rahul said that the forest workers’ holidays have been canceled. Instructions have been given to take precautions. DFO of Ramnagar Forest Division, Chandrasekhar Joshi said that instructions have been given to be vigilant if the boundaries of the forest area are open. DFO Himanshu Bagri of the Terai Western Forest Division said that special vigilance and patrolling has been asked to be done in the area bordering Uttar Pradesh.

Increased patrolling on the possibility of hunting owls:
Due to superstition, the Forest Department has become active in Dehradun also due to hunting of owls in Deepawali. Following the instructions of the DFO, teams of forest departments have started night patrolling and checking. Along with night patrolling, checking has been extended in areas like Premnagar, Asharodi, Raipur, Tapkeshwar etc.

Actually, some people hunt owls on the day of Dhanteras and Diwali due to blind beliefs. These types of cases have also come up before. Due to this the Forest Department issues an alert about hunting of owls in Rajaji National Park every year.

This time also DFO Rajiv Dhiman has issued instructions to all the ranges and has given instructions for night patrolling and checking on the barriers. DFO Rajiv Dhiman said that so far no case related to poaching has been reported. If this happens, strict legal action will be taken.

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