Gharials are only found in India and Nepal in Asian Continent
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Efforts are being going on to save the world’s most endangered species. For this 10 Gharials were brought to Van Vihar National Park 32 years ago. Now only one of them is left. This means that instead of increase in this species, these Gharials that were brought to Van Vihar also reached in the category of highly endangered.
In the last four days, two Gharials that were sent to Van Vihar sent from Kaliyasot Dam have raised the rays of hope. Still, this particular race of species will not grow anymore, because these three are all females.Now the male Gharial will be needed and the male Ghariyal are only available in Deori Center of Chambal. But Deori management will give any more Gharials to Van Vihar.
It is next to impossible, because 32 years ago, in 1986, 10 Gharials were brought only from Deori, to those, the former officials of Van Vihar could not be able to save them in the well known national park of the capital city.
Fear of out flowed in the flood of 2006
Wildlife experts do not like the Gharials found in Kaliyasot Dam. This is also because they are only found in countries like India and Nepal only in the entire Asian continent. In India, they are only found in Ganga Basin and MP’s Chambal, Ken, Sone River. In such a situation, finding endangered Gharials in Kaliyasot.
Now experts feel the need for research now. At the same time, local wildlife expert Dr Sudesh Vaghmare says that there was a stormy flood in 2006, then possibly Gharial was swept along with the drift of water form Van Vihar and reached Kaliyasot Dam through Kolance River and these may the same which were recently rescued from Kaliyasot Dam.
This matter will go to IUCN and CIETES
The issue of the decreasing strength of Gharial from National Park Van Vihar National Park and discovery from unnatural habitat such as Kaliyasot Dam is set to go to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Both the organizations have kept Gharials in a highly endangered category. These institutions work to protect these Gharials with the help of respected countries and more than six members of these organizations are working in Madhya Pradesh.
Will check the records
Long time ago shifting of Gharials was done. Only after seeing the record something can be said. There are currently three Gharials. All three are females. Two of these have been rescued from Kaliyasot recently.
– Samita Rajaura, Director Van Vihar National Park
Will check, where have they disappeared?
When and where did the Gharial gone from Van Vihar National Park? We’ll find out. I do not know this from the past.
-U Prakasham, Chief Wildlife Warden MP