Tuesday, 30 May 2017

NEWSLINK: Camera traps to track leopards at IIT

Over the new few months, a wildlife researcher will conduct the first-ever camera-trapping survey of the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai to capture images of leopards on campus.


Nikit Surve of the Wildlife Conservation Society-India is currently carrying out a similar exercise at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) for monitoring the density of leopards. This is the second phase of the initial study conducted between December 2014 and April 2015 to estimate the density of the leopard population as well as its wild and domestic prey. and to determine the big cats' food habits. The study will track the diet of leopards in the campus to check if it is the stray dogs that are attracting the big cats.

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