India and Nepal Conduct a Survey on Royal Bengal Tiger

Royal-Bengal-TigerEndangered Royal Tiger is under eyes of various observers. Hundreds of conservationists and wildlife experts have begun a survey on the Royal Tiger that resides in the forest region of Nepal and India.

In a four moth survey various experts in this field have been observing images with the help of camera. They have been studying protected areas of the Tarai Arc Landscape that stretches for over 950 kilometres (600 miles).

Megh Bahadur Pandey, director general of Nepal's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, said that they are conducting a survey to understand behavior patterns of tiger. He said that the results would assist in recognizing this animal's paths and prey.

He said that in the past five years, this is the first survey that has been conducted nationwide rather than five national parks. According to him," The census results will enrich our understanding. If we find that the number has increased, then we will know the reasons. In case the population is on decline, the survey will help us develop effective strategies".

Ghanashyam Gurung, conservation programme director for Nepal at the conservation group WWF said that it is a maiden event that has been conducted together. Earlier individual surveys by both the nations used to be conducted.

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