Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Nationwide tiger census due in 2010

Nationwide tiger census due in 2010

STAFF WRITER 15:29 HRS IST

Nainital(Uttarakhand), Nov 3(PTI) With nationwide tiger census due to be conducted in 2010 by All India Tiger Authority in collaboration with Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun, national parks are gearing up for the same, a top WII official said here.

A senior scientist at WII, YB Jhala today said that the camera trap technology would be used for tiger census, as it is one of the most reliable and accepted method.

Jhala added that a three-day training of national park officials from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar is being organised at Ramnagar, 65 kms from here, to share the techniques for tiger census.

The workshop, which started yesterday aims at optimum accuracy for knowing the numbers of tiger in the country, the senior scientist said adding that the representatives of four states would further train their staff after completing the training here at Ramnagar.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/359863_Nationwide-tiger-census-due-in-2010

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