Nagaland all set to conduct its first ever Tiger Census

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Dimapur, February 10: Nagaland along with All India Tiger Estimation (AITE), 2018 is all set to conduct its first ever Tiger census in association with Wildlife Wing, Department of Environment Forests and Climate change.

The first training camp for the staff members of AITE was organised by the State Forest Department on Friday at Dimapur. The classroom reportedly comprised of a room for training purpose and arrangements were also made for a mock drill for the team.

The tiger census will be conducted keeping in mind of the conservation of Tigers in the state with the movement of Tigers in the jungles of Nagaland being reportedly reduced.

As per the Nodal Officer of AITE 2018, Nagaland the estimation of tigers is carried out after considering several factors like finding Tiger habitation, Prey availability and anthropogenic (human) pressures.

Different signs like pellets, visual sightings, animal calls and pugmarks have also been taught to the team. The field officers were instructed to be extra careful while collecting data and maintaining it.

(SIL)