The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Thursday, 28 May 2015
NEWSLINK:Radio collar help to study tiger behaviour in Madhya Pradesh
To better understand big cat behaviour and their movement pattern, a joint team of wildlife experts from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun and Madhya Pradesh radio collared a male tiger at Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve in Sidhi district.
The big cat was radio-collared on Wednesday as a part of the WII's project titled 'Prey Base Assessment and Ranging Pattern of Tiger in Sanjay Tiger Reserve'.
The gadget will help the wildlife experts obtain data on big cats and also enhance their safety due to continuous monitoring.
Two more tigers would be fitted with radio collars under the project.
Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve field director Raman K told HT that Dr K Shankar and Dr Parag Nigam from WII, Dr AB Srivastava from Jabalpur and Dr Nitin Gupta, Dr Navneetan, Raj Shekhar and Himanshu from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve were in the Sanjay Tiger Reserve from May 1 to May 7 for the project.