Wildlife management aims to develop long term conservation strategies to safeguard the wildlife populations in the FMU and simultaneously promote awareness among the employees in logging camps and the local communities on the importance of wildlife conservation.
Management Strategies and Recommendations
- Preservation of habitats and roaming grounds – For long-term measure, buffer zones or corridors of trees on both sides of the main, first and second order of streams and rivers system shall be established and reserved.
- Identification and protection of salt licks – This is to allow animals, especially hoofed animals, such as Sambar deer, Barking deer and even primates to come and visit these “salt licks” for mineral supplement to their diet.
- Appointment of Honorary Wildlife Ranger – To assist in wildlife conservation and monitoring purpose.
- Monitoring of Wildlife – Through scheduled periodic patrolling of the Entulu – Melatai FMU area.
- Control of Hunting and Trespassing – By strict adherence of DF Circular No. 6/99 on wildlife conservator and improvement of gate control/guard house.
- Education and Preventive Measures – To instill awareness about wildlife management to forest workers.