Canning: The tiger census thru digicam trapping scheme has started in West Bengal‘s Sundarbans, which, in line with the last estimate, used to be residence to 96 astronomical cats, an official stated.
The course of of digicam installation in the Sundarbans, one in all the largest mangrove forests on this planet, has been carried out in the first segment, and the circulation of astronomical cats shall be monitored for a month, he stated.
“We now delight in already place aside in many cameras. The woodland division will moreover place aside 272 more in January. Total 1,164 cameras shall be place aside in at 582 areas this time,” Sundarbans Tiger Reserve enviornment director Tapas Das stated.
Altogether 10 teams comprising 120 woodland personnel are taking segment in the exercise, he stated on Wednesday (December 16).
In response to the last census, the tiger population in the Sundarbans reserve woodland had increased to 96 from the outdated estimate of 88.
Of the 4,200 sq. km space in the Sundarbans, 3,700 sq. km is the habitat of astronomical cats.
Tiger estimation in the mangrove woodland had historically been finished by the pugmark scheme, the woodland official stated, at the side of that the last counting exercise used to be basically in step with digicam trapping draw.
The pugmark scheme used to be enviornment-pleasant, nevertheless due to the a pair drawbacks, the Project Tiger authorities developed a brand recent methodology for monitoring of tigers, co-predators, prey and habitat.
The digicam trapping draw is more legit than the old scheme of counting pugmarks, yet every other woodland division official stated.
In response to All India Tiger Estimation Anecdote 2018, the country has emerged as one in all the largest and most gather habitats for astronomical cats on this planet.
The last four-yearly tiger census document stated the population of the astronomical cat in the country had grown from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2019.