Jackal research and translocation project launched in Uttar Pradesh

Wildlife SOS in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Department and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is launching Jackal Research & Translocation Project in UP.

Under this project, study and translocation of 30-35 wild jackals from Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra, Agra to safe natural habitat will be undertaken.

Jackal Translocation Project

  • It seeks to protect Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) population in Akbar’s tomb as well as jackals.
  • Recent surveys have shown that jackal population has increased inside the Akbars tomb premises.
  • It had resulted in decrease in population of Blackbuck’s as jackals were preying on the young fawn of the black bucks.
  • This project will help to reduce unnatural proximity between these two species by translocating jackal to other safe natural habitat and save almost 100 blackbucks.

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