Corbett administration has started preparing. Cameras will be installed in Corbett in the first phase and Kalagarh Tiger Reserve in the second phase.
The tiger is counted at the all-India level by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) every four years. The results are declared from Delhi. The Tiger Reserve also counts tigers in its area. Tiger reserve has been divided into two zones of Corbett and Kalagarh according to the area of work. The department will first count the tiger in the area of corbett. For this, the grid has been created by dividing the Corbett Tiger Reserve into 541 parts. Each grid covers a forest area of two square kilometers. Two pairs of cameras have been placed in each grid. In this way 1082 cameras will take a picture of tigers across the grid for a month.
252 tigers in Corbett:
All India tiger census was done by NTCA in the year 2018. The state-wise results were declared on July 29 in the year 2019 and the tiger reserve-wise number of tigers on July 29 this year. The minimum number of tigers in the CTR was 231. Apart from this, CTR announced the results of the tiger census results of Phase 4 of 2019 in the presence of CM Trivendra Rawat on October 1. The number of tigers in Phase 4 increased from 231 to 252 in comparison to the year 2018.
Census of tigers will begin in December. Unique tigers will be identified and calculated based on the photos coming in the camera trap.
-RK Tiwari, Park Warden Corbett Park