Counting tigers in Assam state, india
Jun 19, 2014
Teams in Assam state, India have been busy counting tigers! Part of the All India Tiger Monitoring (AITM) that CubClub, TigerTime and our loyal supporters fund, counting and measuring pugmarks (tiger pawprints) is now a thing of the past. Instead the teams set up camera traps around the national parks. The cameras, which take a photograph when an animal breaks the infrared beams, are placed on either side of a path or between trees. This is important as tigers have different stripe patterns on each side of their body so to build up a true picture of tiger numbers and to identify individuals two pictures work best. The traps also record prey species and occasionally poachers!
These pictures show some amazing images of the beautiful tigers that live in Kaziranga National Park in India, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the Bramaputra River and which, through your donations we are helping to protect.
The team are currently inputting the data and we'll have more information on tiger numbers soon. For now, simply enjoy!
You can find out more about our work in Kaziranga which includes monitoring, anti-poaching, wildlife crime investigation and community outreach by clicking here.
Find out more about tigers on our new kids website here!
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