It’s quite an irony that the National animal of India is the tiger. Yet, the tiger is the most poached animal in India. A report by the global wildlife trade watchdog, Traffic, states that over 550 tigers have died in the past 5 years due to poaching and natural reasons. In order to combat the issues of poaching, India is focussing on setting up anti-poaching towers.
Pics Of New Anti-Poaching Towers Take Over Twitter
Indian Forest Services (IFS) Officer, Parveen Kaswan recently shared pictures of the new anti-poaching towers on Twitter. In his caption, he reveals that the new anti-poaching towers survey the year 24X7 to prevent poaching. The towers are equipped with radio and telecommunication and solar power. Moreover, it offers staff a comfortable environment to stay in with better living conditions.
All with some new look. These anti poaching towers are manned for 24X7, provided with solar power & radio telecommunication. Provide better condition to staff for stay. pic.twitter.com/Lqa9EMhx1a
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 20, 2023
While it remains unknown where these anti-poaching towers are located in India, it does intrigue Twitteratis. The pictures show three-storeyed green buildings with staircases. There are solar panels on the side. Surrounded by the lush greenery of forests, the anti-poaching towers have chairs and tables on the ground floor so staff can man the area and also grab a snack.
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Tweeple Curious About This Monitoring System
His tweet received over 22.6k views, 26 re-tweets and 631 likes. Many took to the comments section to enquire more about this. Twitterati @banti98 enquired about the location of this place. @snobfielder asked why there wasn’t any drone surveillance. @arjunaa_d asked if mobile towers can harm wildlife. Meanwhile, @atishs4u and @kalakar_studio found the anti-poaching towers to be safe and beautiful. The comment which would leave you chuckling comes from @Avinash30030623 who said the tower looks like Mukesh Ambani’s residence, Antilia in the wild. Now that’s quite imaginative.
Looks like Antilia in wild 😛. All the best!
— Avinash Agarwal (@Avinash30030623) March 20, 2023
In 2022, Rajasthan became the first state to introduce an advanced anti-poaching monitoring system. A report by The Free Press Journal, states that the 24-hour hi-tech surveillance and poaching system is set up in Sawai Madhopur, Ramsinghpura and Shilpgram. The system monitors live feeds of wildlife activities. The instant videos and photos captured are sent to forest officials through messages so they can take the required actions.
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The advent of the new anti-poaching towers certainly provides a ray of hope and a device to combat poaching in the country.