Barpeta, June 20: The tiger inhabitants in Assam’s Manas Nationwide Park elevated to 46 in 2021 from 30 final 12 months, bringing cheer amongst forest officers and wildlife fanatics amid the pandemic gloom.
In 2010, there have been solely 10 tigers in Manas however its inhabitants elevated to 30 final 12 months and on this 12 months’s census by camera-trapping, 46 massive cats have been noticed, Park Director Amal Chandra Sarma stated on Sunday.
“An increase of 16 tigers, which is over 50 per cent, in a 12 months is certainly a outstanding achievement and the elevated sightings point out that conservation efforts are working within the park,” he stated.
Among the many 46 Royal Bengal Tigers, 19 are grownup females, 16 male adults, three sub-adults and 7 cubs, he added.
Enlisted within the ‘World Heritage Web site in Hazard Checklist’ in 1992, Manas got here a good distance in its conservation journey getting again its world heritage standing in 2011, the officer stated.
“It’s heartening to notice that 4 tigers have been sighted exterior the core within the 350 sq km First Addition space for the primary time,” Sarma stated.
The survey lined forest divisions and wildlife sanctuaries in a phased method with the digicam traps first positioned in Bansbari and Bhuyanpara ranges and later on the Kahitama, Panbari, First Addition and Bornadi, he stated.
The inhabitants of different animals just like the Bengal Florican elevated to 74 this 12 months from 60 in 2014, whereas 129 swamp deers have been recorded in opposition to 99 final 12 months.
Throughout the 2019-20 census, there have been 28 leopards and 7 black panthers within the park and their populations have been additionally anticipated to extend this 12 months, Sarma stated.
Story first revealed: Sunday, June 20, 2021, 21:00 [IST]