Mahendranagar, March 5, 2018: The process of retrieving and studying pictures of tigers captured through the camera trapping method has begun in Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP), the District Forest Office and Jogbudha area.
The study was initiated as part of tiger census conducted in Shuklaphanta National Park. The census team was divided into the total 11 groups that counted tigers simultaneously (four groups for the SNP, four groups for DFO and three groups for Jogbudha area). 90 officials were deployed for the count with four tamed elephants.
Sixty pairs of cameras and Suunto compasses were used in counting the number of tigers in the areas. The total number of tigers in the SNP will be figured out after the conclusion of the study.
Gopal Bahadur Ghimire, Assistant Conservation Officer at SNP informed that they will match the captured picture of a tiger with that of another to make sure there will not be a repetition of the tiger while counting. He further added that the number of tigers in the SNP has increased compared to the past.