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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Four day annual tiger census from March 29

PTI | 03:03 PM,Mar 18,2012 Tirunelveli, Mar 18 (PTI): The four day annual census for fixing the tiger population in the Kalakkad–Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) in the Western Ghats will be held from March 29, forest officials said. The objective of census is also to ascertain whether the forest had helped in providing a proper environment for tigers to mate, the officials said in a release. The census will also determine whether the herbivore density at KMTR is at the desired level so that it would form the right prey base. As the National Tiger Conservation Authority had decided to monitor tiger population in reserves annually, KMTR plans to conduct the census by involving volunteers from colleges, it said.

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