India: Wildlife census shows increase in tiger density in Kaziranga NP

Online PR News – 15-April-2010 – Kaziranga National Park ( )has always been a title of a noteworthy success story of preservation of one horned India Rhinoceros and other wild lives in the North East India. Kaziranga National Park has been the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, but today it is counted among best national parks that provide the safest shelter to wild lives like tiger as well. Though, the Corbett National Park enjoy the status of the best home for tigers in India, but as per the recent survey conducted by the non-governmental organisation, Aranyak, Kaziranga National Park could be more better place to see tigers. Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand and the Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh were, believed to be areas of highest tiger density, but the recent observation shows a whole new and different story.

The Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh even said a preliminary report from the second nationwide tiger census is currently underway, and things are very encouraging about Kaziranga. Perhaps, Kaziranga National Park ( ) is showing an increase in tiger density. As per the recent studies done by Aranyak, it has been found that the Kaziranga National Park situated in Assam has 32 tigers for every 100 sq km, in comparison to the Corbett, which has 20 for the same area. This evaluation was based on the monitoring of tigers with the camera trap technology that was used by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) for conducting wide tiger census.

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