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Assam forms expert team to tackle ‘jackal menace’ at Guwahati airport

In a bid to tackle the “jackal menace” at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) in Guwahati, a team of experts has been constituted by the Department of Environment and Forests, Assam. According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the Divisional Forest Officer, Assam State Zoo Division, the jackals will be identified, captured and released in other suitable habitats in Guwahati.“It was brought to our notice that jackals make frequent appearances inside the airport complex,” said Chief Conservator of Forest, Central Assam Circle, Hemkanta Talukdar, who is heading the committee, “While no mishap has been reported yet, it could potentially be a safety hazard, especially during landing and take-off.” The forest department team carried out a recce of the airport premises on Wednesday and the steps to implement the SOP are currently being discussed.

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