Tiger census in Nepal: Preparations for a census on December

Tiger census in Nepal

Tiger census in Nepal: Preparations have been made to count the tigers in the national park in November and December. 

The Tiger census in Nepal is calculated every four / five years.

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation has started preparations for this. The census is being conducted in Chitwan, Bardiya, Parsa, Shuklaphanta, and Banke National Parks.

According to Haribhadra Acharya, Chief Conservation Officer of Chitwan National Park, this time is considered suitable for counting as tigers come on the road during winter. He said that it would be difficult to count as the tigers live in the grasslands as the bushes are drying up. (Tiger census in Nepal)

He said, “Preparations have been made to complete the tiger census within the month of December. Tigers are counted using the captured recaptured method. ” A pair of cameras are placed on two / two grids i.e. four square kilometers. He says the camera should be kept for at least two weeks.

Chitwan and Parsa are being counted as one complex, Banke and Bardiya as the second complex, and Shukla and nearby Laljhadi area as the third complex. According to the 2018 tiger census, 235 adult tigers were found in Nepal. At that time, 93 tigers were found in Chitwan, 87 in Bardiya, 18 in Parsa, 16 in Shukla, and 21 in Banke. This number is estimated to have increased.

Nepal had pledged to increase the number of tigers to 250 by 2022 at the Tiger Conference of Heads of State of the 13 countries where tigers were found in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010.

At that time, there were 121 tigers in Nepal’s parks. Conservation methods are confident that Nepal’s commitment to more than double the number will be fulfilled. In Nepal, tigers are counted every four to five years.