Preparations for All India Tiger Assessment start in state

13-09-2021

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Preparations for All India Tiger Assessment 2022 have been started in the state. In this connection, two days training of circle level nodal officers was completed at Pachmarhi of Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad. Principal Secretary Forest Shri Ashok Varnwal and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief of Forest Force Shri Ramesh Kumar Gupta reviewed the preparations for tiger assessment in the state.
It is noteworthy that the All India Tiger Assessment is done every four years. This year this assessment will run for three months from October to December. Tiger estimation is done in three phases. In this, in the first phase, first of all the evidence related to the presence of non-vegetarian and vegetarian wild animals in all the forest vets of Madhya Pradesh and other states is collected. In the second phase, scientific study of the GIS map and in the third phase, photographs of wild animals are taken by placing camera traps in the forest areas.

Tiger data will be collected through a special mobile app 
The specialty of this year's tiger assessment is that instead of using paper, tiger data will be collected through a special mobile app M Stripe Ecological. Along with this, emphasis is being laid on the enumeration of vegetarian-non-vegetarian wildlife in a phased manner in the regional forest division and corporation areas, apart from the Tiger Reserve. For this, field staff are being trained for tiger census.