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Camera Traps Being Used For Tiger Census in Shuklaphanta National Park

Officials preparing for census. Image Courtesy: The Kathmandu Post

Camera traps are being used for Tiger census in Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) and its surroundings from this week.

Details:

  • According to park officials, camera trapping technology will be used for the census.
  • A total of 260 camera traps will be installed inside the park, Laljhadi, Bramhadev and Jogbudha grids.
  • Each specified grid on the census area will have a couple of cameras installed for 15 days.
  • Along with cameras, a team of 90 people will be mobilised in 11 groups to count the tigers.
  • The count will be carried out in SNP, its buffer zone, Laljhadi Corridor, Bramhadev Corridor and Jogbudha area of Dadeldhura district.

More on Tigers:

  • In 2013, there were only 17 tigers in the SNP. But this year, officials are hopeful for a rise given the high availability of prey animals like swamp deer in the park.

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