The management of Pench Tiger Reserve formed Rapid Rescue Units at Pipariya campus and Paoni Range (unified Control) while one more RRY is being established at Ambazari village in Nagalwadi range to manage man-animal conflict.
Besides, at second level of response Quick Response Teams are being established in all the seven forest ranges which will be having basic infrastructure Primary Response Teams are also being set up in all the buffer villages in the tiger reserve at the third level. Till now, 180 youths having orientation towards the wildlife have been selected on the voluntary basis for the teams.
A training programme for these youths for East Pench ranges had also been organised on April 9 at Amaltas Nature Interpretation Centre, Sillari and other programme was held in Nagalwadi for West Pench ranges on April 23. Dr Prabhu Nath Shukla, Deputy Director, Pench Tiger Reserve, told about the importance of Primary Response Teams, expectations from them and sustainability of entire concept. Atul Deokar, ACF, gave introduction of entire concept of the teams while Ajinkya Bhatkar, Udham Singh Yadav, Honorary Wildlife Wardens, and Dr Chetan Patond gave training to the members. Kiran Patil, ACF, Mangesh Tate, Range Forest Officer, Vijay Kadam and Jayesh Tayade, RFO, were present.