Thursday, 2 November 2017

NEWSLINK: 'All of India' tiger estimation using camera traps

Tigress in Bandhavgarh NP.jpgIts time once again for the country to check if it is succeeding in protecting its tigers from poachers. The last estimation in 2014 revealed there were 2,226 tigers in the country and Karnataka’s five tiger reserves of Bhadra, Biligiriranga Hills, Nagarahole, Bandipur and Kali were home to 417 of these big cats.

And now forest officials around the country are all set to begin training for the fourth cycle of the all- India tiger estimation that could be done in January-February 2018 using camera traps in all 50 tiger reserves and forests of the country, according to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) sources. The officials will complete their training for the exercise in November-December, they reveal.


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