10 Jul Manas tiger population creates a conservation record
Over a three-fold rise in the number of adult tigers in the Manas National Park in a decade has created a national record in tiger conservation in the country.
During the 12th annual camera trapping survey conducted in year 2021, Manas TR has revealed the presence of 48 tigers, of which 38 are adults, 3 sub-adults and 7 cubs.
Among the adult tigers, 21 are females, 16 males and 1 unidentified sex.
The extensive systematic camera trap survey was carried out for the first time in Manas Tiger Reserve covering Manas National Park, First Addition to Manas National Park and Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary-together covering a total area of 876 sq. km approximately.
Field Director, Amal Chandra Sarmah, leading the core camera trapping survey team said tigers are potentially flourishing in Manas and this significant recovery has become a global example.
It is also to be mentioned here that in 2021, Manas Tiger Reserve had been awarded with Conservation Excellence Award by Global Tiger Forum.