Digital eye for national animal; 450 cameras in Dudhwa National Park to do tiger census
Source :NewsBharati Date :14-Nov-2017
Lucknow, November 14: Dwindling population of Tigers in the nation is the matter of concern. So to count the numbers of tigers in the reserve, Dudhwa National Park will install 450 cameras in the premises. This will keep a check on tiger movements for its biennial census.
The counting of tigers will be held simultaneously in Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Sanctuary through the camera trap method
Mahavir Kaujlagi, Deputy Director, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve said “The park, which will open its doors for the upcoming tourist season from tomorrow, will start the census in a couple of days.” He added “Apart from the Dudhwa field staff, experts of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will also be engaged in the counting job.”
"For the purpose, around 450 cameras will be installed at all identified areas having movement of tigers. Stripes on every tiger are unique and distinct and thus play a key role in deciding their numbers in an area. After the two-month long counting exercise, the population of tigers in Dudhwa tiger reserve will be ascertained," Kaujlagi said.
The national park opens to the public on November 15 and closes on June 15 every year.