The headcount of tigers and elephants will be conducted together for the first time from next year (2022), Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Odisha, Shashi Paul informed on Thursday.
The census will take place in 20 forests across the State this year. As many as 15 forests were covered during the last census in 2018.
Bhubaneswar: Being a home to nearly 70 per cent of the world’s tiger population, India has achieved its target of doubling the count of big cats much ahead of the 2022-deadline. Unfortunately, Odisha has no contribution in this feat achieved by India as the fourth iteration of the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) conducted in […]
New Delhi: “Tiger is an incredible part of nature and the increased number of the big cats in India reflects equilibrium in nature.”, said the Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar at the release of the detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. Javadekar said Tigers […]
Bhubaneswar: Hinting that the State government will carry out another tiger census in next summer season, Odisha Chief Wildlife Warden Ajay Kumar Mohapatra today stated the tiger census carried out by the central agencies have ignored many forest divisions where big cats have been spotted. A controversy has emerged after the Central government claimed in […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the number of tigers in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, achieving the target of doubling the wild cat’s population four years ahead of deadline. Modi released results of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation at his official […]
Bhubaneswar: The biennial census of the big cat began today across different forests of Odisha, forest officials said. The census will continue till February 22 and more than 900 cameras will be used to carry out he census, they said. The state government has joined the National Tiger Census Authority (NTCA) to count the big […]
Bhubaneswar: The week-long annual Tiger census in Odisha will be undertaken in all forest divisions from tomorrow, informed Secretary, Forest and Environment, Suresh Mohapatra on Thursday. Official sources said, nearly 900 cameras will be installed at several forest divisions to count tiger population using the camera trap and other indirect evidence methods like pug identification […]
Bhubaneswar: The number of estimates on count of tigers in Odisha could very well outstrip the actual population of the endangered species in the days to come- and the irony could be, we still may not know it. After the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) came out with its census figures in 2015, it pegged […]
Bhubaneswar: The wildlife lovers have a reason to rejoice as the presence of a rare black tigress and her two cubs has been found in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district. “We had observed the movement of the tigers through camera traps installed in several areas inside the Park during the second tiger census which […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest department will conduct a fresh census of tigers in Similipal National Park from today. The exercise will continue till April 30 during which the park will remain closed for visitors for at least two weeks. The fresh head count, which has already been completed in other wildlife divisions of the state, was […]
Following the reports by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on the number of tigers in Odisha which was at variance with its own, the State Forest department has decided to conduct a fresh tiger census in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district from April 17
Bhubaneswar: Tiger census began across Odisha on Friday. According to sources, along with Kuldiha Sanctuary, census is being conducted at 27 units of Nilagiri and Soro forest ranges. In Nilagiri, census is being done across 5,904 hectares of reserve forests. In Nilagiri’s eight units, three foresters and eight forest guards have been assigned for the […]