Cameras used for the first time in tiger census
For the first time in the ongoing tiger census in the Namdapha National Park in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, the camera trapping method is being used. A total of 100 cameras has been installed and the image capturing will continue till March end, then the cameras will be brought back for analysis and estimation.
Namdapha was declared a National Park and a tiger reserve in 1983. The park, spread over 1,985 sq.km, is facing tough conservation challenges due to lack of adequate manpower to deal with the tremendous hunting pressure and targeted poaching, timber felling and other conservation threats.
According to the 2001-02 Census, the Reserve recorded the presence of 61 tigers.