There’s a tiger in your UID queue
An NTCA official said each ID will be linked to five major tiger landscapes in India.
The authority has also developed a software, ExtractCompare, to perform batch-level automated matching and to assign UIDs, the note said.
The current monitoring practice is for forest departments to assign numbers to each tiger. But, a tiger in Kanha reserve may be named T-2 and another in neighbouring Bandhavgarh may have the same number. "It makes monitoring difficult," an NTCA official said.
This year has seen 83 tiger deaths, the most since 1997 despite higher spending on protection. There are currently 1,706 tigers across 41 reserves.