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Nepal, India to Conduct Joint Tiger Census

Published on October 04, 2017
Nepal and India have decided to conduct a joint headcount of tigers in the national parks, forests and sanctuaries.

Nepal, India to Conduct Joint Tiger Census

  • The count will be conducted in Nepal and those in India adjoining Nepal using the same camera tapping method.
  • Cameras will be installed in various locations in the tiger habitats as well as their roaming areas and capture and track down their movements.
  • The counting of tigers will commence from the second week of November this year.
  • Tiger is regarded as an endangered animal and is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), tigers have lost 93 per cent of their historical range. Human and wildlife conflict, climate change and poaching and illegal wildlife trade are among the major reasons that has pushed the feline into the endangered category -- facing risk of extinction in the wild -- over the years
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