Saturday, December 05, 2009

Fresh Tiger census in MP next year

Fresh Tiger census in MP next year

STAFF WRITER 12:32 HRS IST

Bhopal, Dec 4 (PTI) After a gap of nearly three years Madhya Pradesh Forest Department is gearing up again to conduct the Tiger Census which will further reveal the exact number of wildcats in the state.

"The last tiger census was conducted in the year 2006 and now the forest department under the supervision of Wildlife Insitutute of India (WII) will conduct a fresh survey in the month of January 2010," Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister, Sartaj Singh told PTI.

Nearly 25,000 forest employees will be deployed for conducting the Tiger Census which will be done by using a special camera.

The census would be conducted between January 18-23 and later its report will be sent to the WII which after analysing the data will reveal the exact number of tigers in the state, a forest official said.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/407140_Fresh-Tiger-census-in-MP-next-year

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