There may be an increase in the number of Tigers in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, as per a new census, conducted using camera traps.
Forest authorities will conduct a tiger census in Tadoba-Andhari reserve in the neighbouring Chandrapur district during the full Moon on Buddha Purnima on May 25, officials said.
The annual wildlife monitoring exercise today began at Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in north Bengal with the forest department hoping to collect photographic evidence about the presence of the big cats.
The number of tigers in Andhra Pradesh could be over 100 and their habitat is expanding, facilitating the growth of the big cats, a top Forest Department official said today.
Tiger census has begun in all the four forest ranges of the world famous Kaziranga National Park and is expected to be completed within 45 days.
PM today said the country`s forest cover has increased by nearly five percent between 1997 and 2007.
The National Tiger Conservation
Authority (NTCA) has decided to annually conduct tiger census
in all the tiger reserves of the country from next year.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority will start the exercise in the two tiger reserves of Arunachal Pradesh along with 37 others in the country this month.
India`s 2011 Tiger census shows a major rise in the big cat`s numbers.
The number of tigers in the country has witnessed an increase of 20% from 2006-2010.
All the states will assess their tiger numbers annually.
The latest tiger census put the number of tigers in the wild in India at 1,706.
The second all-India tiger estimation study will be released on Monday.
On Monday, India will know how many tigers it really has when the latest tiger census is released. The new estimates are expected to be better than the 1,411 reported in 2008, say experts.
India`s `Tiger Census` will be released on March 28, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced
The exact number of big cats in Kaziranga, a world heritage site, would be known once the tiger census was over.
The preliminary results of the tiger census will be released by the end of November, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday.
Forest officials of the
Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuapada district boycotted the
tiger census fearing danger to their live as they suspected a
large number of Maoists have entered the area.
With Maoist fear gripping
jungles of Orissa, a section of forest officials Saturday
boycotted tiger census at two different places including
Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary.
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