News By/Courtesy: Srinath Sambangi | 08 Aug 2018 22:40pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sathyamangalam is a wildlife sanctuary and a tiger reserve which is situated in the Western Ghats in the Erode District of Tamil Nadu.
  • It was declared as a tiger sanctuary in the year of 2011 and is currently the largest tiger reserve in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Wildlife census is a bi-annual event in the Sathyamangalam Reserve with the pre-monsoon census survey and the post-monsoon census.

Sathyamangalam is a wildlife sanctuary and a tiger reserve which is situated in the Western Ghats in the Erode District of Tamil Nadu. It was declared as a tiger sanctuary in the year of 2011 and is currently the largest tiger reserve in the state of Tamil Nadu.

 Wildlife census is a bi-annual event in the Sathyamangalam Reserve with the pre-monsoon census survey conducted between June and July and the post-monsoon census to be conducted in the month of December-January. This six-day wildlife monitoring exercise has commenced this year and is expected to go on till the 11th day of August. Over 300 personnel consisting of watchers, field staff, WWF team members and anti-poaching watchers have begun wandering and surveying the reserve.

 The main role of this personnel is to monitor sightings of carnivores, the predators that cohabit these carnivores, tree bark peelings and are required to record it on M-Stripes App which was designed to help the person to record the data, unlike the paperwork they used to work on. It was stated that they recorded sightings and photographed the paw marks and uploaded the data online. Subsequently, the data will be sent to the National Tiger Conservation Authority for processing and the tiger population will be released after that.

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 08 Aug 2018 22:49pm IST


Tags : #India#Environment#Sathyamangalam Reserve#Census Underway

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