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Workshop on tiger monitoring

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The Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) will host a three-day workshop for the staff of five tiger reserves in the country on tiger population estimation and monitoring.

Nearly 100 field staff from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala will attend the workshop which will begin on October 9. Experts from the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Institute of India will lead the deliberations.

The landscape of PTR is home to around 30 tigers. Two major tiger monitoring programmes were held in 2006 and 2010 as part of the all India tiger monitoring programme in the reserve. Moreover, the big cats roaming the forests of the reserve are regularly monitored using 160 camera traps, says Sanjayankumar, deputy director of the reserve.

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