Green Media E-Newsletter is brought to you by CMS ENVIS Centre on Media & Environment

Monday, January 01, 2018
Tiger census likely in Telangana in Jan 2018
Correspondent : PTI
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (PTI) The tiger census is expected to be taken up in Telangana next month, a senior official of the state forest department has said.

This would be the first census of the striped animals in Telangana after the formation of the state. The last such count was carried out in 2013-14 in the undivided Andhra Pradesh.

"(It will be taken up) mostly in third week or fourth of January... the field exercise (of the census) will be (for) five days," the official told PTI here.

He said the tiger population in Telangana region, when it was part of the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh, was estimated to be 17.

According to the Central governments guidelines, the census needs to be taken up throughout the country in January and February, the official said.

The counting exercise also includes carnivorous animals and mega-herbivores (a large herbivore such as an elephant), he said.

"There are other parameters also which are taken into consideration. But, because tiger is the flagship animal, naturally it is considered as the tiger census," he said.

The tiger census is taken up in the country every four years and is coordinated by the National Tiger Conservation Agency (NTCA). The Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun provides technical guidance, the official said.

The forest beat (a particular area within the forest limits) is considered to be a sampling unit for the tiger census, he added.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), tigers have lost 93 per cent of their historical range.

Human and wildlife conflict, climate change, poaching and illegal wildlife trade are among the major reasons that have pushed the feline into the endangered category -- facing risk of extinction in the wild -- over the years, the WWF said.

 
SOURCE : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/tiger-census-likely-in-telangana-in-jan-2018/1/1121098.html
Back to pevious page

Advertise with Green Media

Be a part of this successful campaign and advertise your events, seminars, conferences, festivals or services, job requirements etc. "GREEN MEDIA" - unique E-newsletter DAILY reaches to more than 3000 environmentalists, wildlife experts, activists, filmmakers and media professionals. For Advertisement contact: cmsenvis@cmsindia.org

Print Media Trends and Analysis: CoP 11/MoP 6



Assessment of Using Social Media to Raise environmental Awareness

Trends in the coverage of environment by news channels



 



The Hindu | Times of India | The Pioneer | The Statesman | The Tribune | Hindustan Time | Sahara Times | Business Lines | Business Standard |

  Economic Times| Financial Express | The Asian Age | Indian Express | The Telegraph | Deccan Herald | The Assam Tribune | The Sentinel  

 

 

 

 

Supported by: ENVIS Secretariat,Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, GOI.

    

Copyright 2014 Centre for Media Studies. For Limited Circulation

 

 
Since India has no anti-spamming law, we follow the US directive passed in Bill.1618 Title III by the 105th US Congress, which states that mail cannot be considered spam if it contains contact information, which this mail does. If you want to be removed from the mailing list click on UNSUBSCRIBE