Tiger count begins at Shuklaphanta national park


KANCHANPUR, Feb 5: Counting of Royal Bengal tiger has started at Shuklaphanta National Park from Sunday.

The tiger census is being carried out by employing the camera trapping method and with the cooperation of the Park office, the District Forest Office and support organizations.

A team of 90 persons including technical staff have been mobilized for the census, said assistant conservation officer at the Park, Gopal Bahadur Ghimire.

“As many as 260 camera traps have been installed and the numbers of tigers would be monitored at four places inside the Park, at four places in the national forests under the District Forest Office and at three places in the Chure region on Jogbudha area, Dadeldhura,” he added.

According to him, the census would be conducted for around 20 days. It is for the first time that the tiger census is being conducted at Jogbudha of Dadeldhura. Seventeen tigers were found in the Park in last year’s census. RSS