The Aniders were installed to mitigate man-animal conflict and protect wildlife. The first Anider was installed near Durvasula Cheruvu in July. By arrangement
HYDERABAD: Following the success of the Amrabad Tiger Reserve authorities' pilot project of installing Animal Intrusion Detection and Repellant Systems (Aniders), more such technologically advanced systems were planned to be installed in the thickest areas of man-animal conflict zones.
Mylavarapu Akhil, the tiger reserve's eco-development officer, told Deccan Chronicle, "In order to deter animals from fields and farms and reduce man-animal conflict, we installed Aniders and we have seen good results." The Aniders have so far detected wild boars and spotted deer. Villages where Aniders have been installed have reported no instances of animal intrusion in the areas where the detectors have been installed.
The Aniders were installed to mitigate man-animal conflict and protect wildlife. The first Anider was installed near Durvasula Cheruvu in July, and following the project's success, two more Aniders were installed near Tirmalapur and Vankeshwaram. The idea behind the Aniders is to prevent wild animals and avoid situations where farmers may resort to harsher methods such as electric fences, which may endanger the wildlife.
"We plan to install more Aniders in at least 3-4 villages very close to the forest, which is like a 'warzone,' with a range of detection of 300-400 feet as opposed to the current ones' range of 100 before the monsoon ends. For the new installations, the range officers will identify the areas with the highest concentrations of man-animal conflict," he added.
Meanwhile, officials from the tiger reserve were informing the villagers about the upcoming Anider installation and educating them on the detection systems.