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Plan to monitor Sundarbans with drones

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Staff Reporter :
With a view to conserving wildlife and nature, the Forest Department has planned to monitor the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and a UNESCO world heritage site, through using modern technology like drones.  
The department also considers erecting net-fence around the forest to prevent the intrusion of tigers into the localities, sources said. The new moves came after Indian forest
department has succeeded checking to poach of tigers and deer by implementing the two initiatives on their part of the Sundarbans.
Deputy Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Habibun Nahar has recently said all kinds of measures will be taken to beef up security in the coastal region, including the Sundarbans, through using modern technology.
Sources said that various crimes, including felling of trees, catching fish defying ban and the poaching of tigers and deers are going on in the Sundarbans.
Besides, there are huge presences of sea and forest robbers.
According to the forest department data, a total of 14 tigers were beaten to death by locals after those entered their localities in the last two decades.
Under the circumstances, the move to erect the net-fence around the Sundarbans was taken to prevent the movement of tigers into localities, sources said.

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