Corbett starts counting of black bears, leopards
DEHRADUN: Along with the All India Tiger Estimation project officials at Corbett Tiger Reserve have now started work on estimation of population of other carnivores found in the protected area.
Over 490 camera traps were deployed by the Corbett administration and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in the park for the tiger estimation project in November. Movement of carnivores like leopards and bears were also captured in those camera traps. Two bears were spotted inside the reserve last year.
Deputy director of Corbett Tiger Reserve said the WII was only using information on tigers captured in the reserve, and rest of the data was not being used.
“We decided to conduct an estimation of carnivores found in Corbett because the data was already collected from the camera traps and would have gone waste otherwise,” said Chandrashekhar Joshi, deputy director of Corbett.