Tigers roar loud in Manas, population up 50% in 3 years
Tigers roar loud in Manas, population up 50% in 3 years [Biodiversity]
Tigers have made a roaring comeback in the Manas landscape which straddles both Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) and Bhutan.
The second survey to monitor big cats across the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA) , which covers Manas National Park (MNP) on the Indian side and the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) in Bhutan, has thrown up 21 tigers, a heartwarming increase of 50 per cent over the first survey in 2011- 12.
The latest Tiger monitoring, carried out by the MNP, RMNP, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), WWF-India and conservation group Aaaranyak last year, covered an area of 560 sq km across the two protected areas.
TraMCA, floated in 2008, is a joint initiative of India and Bhutan for trans-boundary biodiversity conservation.