Road kill of Indian Jackal on NH-121, Corbett landscape, Uttarakhand

Submitted by Anushree Bhattacharjee
Anushree Bhattacharjee
There are cases of road accidents and kills every single month on this stretch of the highway.

The carcass of an Indian Jackal that was killed in a road accident on NH 121 that runs through Corbett Tiger Reserve, and on to New Delhi. This picture was taken near Peerumadara, on the stretch of the highway between Ramnagar and Kashipur. The animal was found on 10th of December 2011 at approximately 7:30 hours. The animal might even have been a pregnant female.

This highway poses a serious risk for all wildlife as it passes near Corbett Tiger Reserve, as well as territorial forest divisions such as Ramnagar Forest Division and Terai West Forest Division. There are cases of road accidents and kills every single month on this stretch of the highway. Nothing is being done to regulate the speed of vehicles on this highway as it is the property of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), and according to the concerned forest departments, they have no jurisdiction over it.

I would be grateful if you could generate some public support on restricting vehicular speed and movement on this highway by posting the pictures on your website.

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