Tiger monitoring centre inaugurated at Kaziranga National Park
On Wednesday, P Sivakumar, IFS, Field Director and Ramesh Kumar Gogoi, Divisional Forest Officer, inaugurated Phase IV - Tiger Monitoring for 2021.
This year, the entirety of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve has been renamed as Block -1, 2,3 & 4. The first two blocks are in Eastern Assam Wildlife Division. Block 3 falls in the Biswanath Wildlife Division, and Block 4 occupies the Nagaon Wildlife Division comprising a total of 1000 km2 of total 1055 km2 of Tiger Reserve area.
Apart from large numbers of forest personnel, few volunteers from local school and college will also be engaged for the purpose.
On January 2, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal informed of the increase in the tiger population of Manas National Park. Quoting a study conducted in 2019, he said that the Manas National Park has about 52 tigers, up from 15-16 in 2010.