Sunday, February 28, 2010

Radio collars to study tiger behaviour in Sunderbans

Radio collars to study tiger behaviour in Sunderbans

STAFF WRITER 9:40 HRS IST

Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) For an authentic scientific study of their behaviour, tigers in the Sunderbans, the world's only mangrove eco-system which has big cats, will be fitted with radio collars, forest officials said.

"Last week a tigress which had strayed into Gosaba area in South 24 Parganas district was fitted with a radio collar.

We have to radio collar a few more tigers which will provide information about their behaviour in Sunderbans," Sunderban Biosphere Reserve (SBR) director Pradeep Vyas told PTI.

There was no scientific study on the behaviour of the big cats in the Sunderbans and all information was based solely on observation, he said.

"So, an authentic scientific study is needed and radio collars will provide us exact information about the behaviour of tigers," Vyas said.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/541115_Radio-collars-to-study-tiger-behaviour-in-Sunderbans

http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

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