GOLAGHAT, Feb 29 � The tiger census began at the Kaziranga National Park on February 24. The census works began at Chanak forest camp under Burapahar forest office with 200 special cameras. The inauguration of the tiger census was done by Surajit Dutta, director, KNP. The WWF and �Aranyak� have been helping in the census works.
The director of the KNP informed newsmen that the park authority had identified tiger corridors in 233 places and 233 special cameras had been installed. In the first stage, 200 cameras and in the second stage 33 cameras in 33 places will be used, the director informed. Further, he said that Rs 20 lakh had been paid for the Census works by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Central Government, to the park authority.
It may be pertinent to mention that the census of tiger have been continuing since 2008 at KNP.
In the census of 2011 all total 106 tigers had been identified in the KNP. It is alleged that the KNP authority failed to purchase a camera of its own inspite of getting crores of rupees from the Central Government, NGOs and foreign travellers. The census works were helped and extended cooperation by the DFO, Dibyadhar Gogoi.